Snoop Dogg shizzles at Save-On

“Is everybody here having a good time?”

“Is everybody here having a good time?”
Either Snoop Dogg was really concerned about the crowd’s enjoyment Friday or he was too stoned to remember raucous cheering from the previous 10 times he asked that same question.
In either case, there was no need to be concerned. Judging by the fog of chronic, gyrating hoochies and white boys with their hands in the air, the sold-out crowd at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre was getting ready to party till six in the mornin’.
The Snoop Dogg-Ice Cube show was kicked off by Tha Dogg Pound – Snoop’s cousin Daz Dillinger and Kurupt. The best friends were reunited in 2005 (after Kurupt apologized to Daz ending a bitter three-year feud) and about to release their next album Dogg Chit.
Their lackluster 20-minute set ended with a flip of Kurupt’s chinchilla fur coat.
The real action started when Ice Cube stepped on the stage Westside Connection’s W.C.
Backed by a huge inflatable hand, with its middle and ring fingers twisted into the letter W, the pair delivered some signature West Coast classics of “Check Yo Self” and “You Can Do It.”
Cube also delivered a couple of songs from his most recent release Laugh Now, Cry Later.
The 45-minute set was thumpin’ and drew huge props from the crowd, but old school fans could only be disappointed by the omission of anything from Cube’s classic repertoire.
But Snoop Dogg did not leave the crowd wanting. The Rhythm Gangsta proved to be the ultimate showman. Backed by a huge band and four booty dancers, he enchanted the crowd with songs from his current Blue Carpet Treatment album and blew them away with a solid version of “Drop it Like it’s Hot.”
Hot it was… surely tube tops have never been called upon to perform under such pressure.
It was a promising start to his 10-date tour that will take him throughout Western Canada including Prince George and Red Deer.
Fo’ shizzle, ma nizzle.
For those hooked on Ebonics
We ran this review through an Ebonics translator on the Web and came up with this version:
“Is everybody here havin’ uh pimp-tight tyme?”
Either Snoop Dogg wuz really concerned about da crowd’s enjoyment level Friday or he wuz too stoned ta remember raucous cheering from da previous ten times he asked dat same queshun.
In either case, dere wuz nahh need ta be concerned. Judging by da fog o’ chronic, gyrating hoochies an’ whitey nigs wiff they hands in da air, da sold-out crowd wuz getting ready ta party till six in da mornin’.
The Snoop Dogg-Ice Cube show wuz kicked off by Tha Dogg Pound – Snoop’scousin Daz Dillinger an’ Kurupt. The bomb niggas wuz reunited in 2005 (after Kurupt apologized ta Daz ending uh bitter three-year feud) an’ about ta release they next album Dogg Chit.
Their lackluster 20-minute set ended wiff uh flip o’ Kurupt’s chinchilla fur coat.
The real action started when rap master Ice Cube stepped on da stage Westside Connection’sW.C.
Backed by uh huge inflatable hand, wiff its middle an’ ring fingers twisted into da letter W, da pair delivered some signature West Coast classics o’ Check Yo Self an’ You Can Do It.
Cube also delivered uh couple songs from his most recent release Laugh Now, Cry Later.
The 45-minute set wuz thumpin’ an’ drew huge props from da crowd, but old skoo fans could only be disappointed by da omission o’ anythin’ from Cube’s classic repertoire.
alavigne@vicnews.com

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