Monday, June 29, 2009

Lolla Low Down: Snoop D...O...Double G

Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park for it's annual rock fest on August 7-9, 2009. We are going to do our best to highlight some of the artists that we're excited to see. If you have someone you're excited to see let us know...

What can we say, we love Gangster Rap and for some reason it just makes us smile. Although this style of music is a thing of the past (to be honest that's probably a good thing), one of the pioneers of this movement is still more relevant now then ever. Formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, now simply known as Snoop Dogg has become a cultural icon not just because of his music but also because of his style and stature.

Initially the release of his critically acclaimed 1993 record, Doggystyle, propelled Snoop into the mainstream. But he's maintained his reputation mostly because of his range of talent and missteps. He was tried for murder, he's been in movies, he's had his own reality television show, he was pornography producer and that's just the tip of the iceberg. To say he's had a boring life would be disrespectful.

Although his music has evolved and moved away from its gangsta roots, it remains current and popular. However, let's hope he pulls out some of his classics on Sunday at this years Lollapalooza:

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