Saluting Weed & West Coast Hip-Hop is Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass Tour

With smoke filling the air, two lowriders sitting at each end of the stage, green lights permeating everywhere throughout the venue and marijuana leaf props sprinkled all over the stage, Saturday night (Dec. 10) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater felt like a celebration of the passing of Prop 64 (legalizing recreational marijuana in California) with part two of Snoop Dogg’s Puff Puff Pass tour. The second installment of the successful 2001 tour featured nostalgic performances from

It wouldn’t be a West Coast show without Warren G. The cool, calm and collected MC emerged from backstage in a white Adidas sweatshirt and eyeglasses to take the audience through songs like “This D.J.,” “I Want It All,” his verse from Mista Grimm’s 1993 song “Indo Smoke” and the Dove Shack‘s “Summertime in the LBC.” Providing a chill contrast to the energetic vibe of the show, the Long Beach rapper ended his time on stage paying tribute to the beloved late Nate Dogg with hits the singer was featured on, including 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” Fabolous’ “You Can’t Deny It” and Dr. Dre’s “Xxplosive.” Though not there physically, final words from Nate Dogg played after Dr. Dre’s “Next Episode”: “Smoke weed everyday”.

Real 92.3’s Louie G had a trick up his sleeve when he came on stage during the show. “It’s only right I bring out the voice of L.A., Big Boy,” he said before bringing out someone who is an L.A. legend of his own, Big Boy of Real 92.3. It was only right the iconic radio host would offer a surprise guest from the beginning of his era reigning in radio, rapper Mack 10. The West Coast MC performed songs like “Only in California” and his most popular-to-date, 1997’s “Backyard Boogie.”

“My name is Too Short and I represent East Oakland. That’s how we do that shit,” the legendary West Coast rapper said in an intro to the crowd before launching into a slew of his own jams, like “Money on the Floor” (featuring E-40), “Don’t Fight the Feeling” and “I’m a Playa.” “Do the ladies like to f— or what?” the MC asked before playing Chris Brown’s “Loyal” just for the hell of it. Appropriately, the stripped down set of the Oakland rapper would only feature a young woman twerking onstage in an emoji-themed crop top and cut-off shorts. Bishop Don Juan, decked out in his usual bright colored suits, over the top hat, blinged out goblin and cane, also made an appearance saying hello to the audience. “I got a new album coming out in two months. It’s called the Pimp Tape,” Too Short told the crowd before leaving the stage.

via Ashley Lyle

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