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August 4, 2009

A quick chat with Snoop Dogg

snoop doggOne of the smoothest gangsta rappers on the planet, Snoop Dogg comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion tomorrow on the Blazed and Confused Tour.

Midnight Sun and Baltimore Metromix contributor Mark Gross e-mailed Snoop some questions.

Snoop, why do you only do e-mail interviews?
Because generally reporters ask tha same questions, manage to piss me off with a smartass remark and I'm in tha studio wrappin up "Malice In Wonderland" when I'm not on tour. 

Where's your mind? Where's your money?
Example A of what I was jus talkn about. Jus jokin. U know I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind.

The Snoop Dogg iFizzle iPhone app features several of your most iconic phrases. If you could record common phrases from your every day life, which ones would be most useful for you?

Recently, Pope Benedict signed to Geffen Records. If you produced an album for the pontiff, what would his gangsta name be and what's his first single?
"Is There Heaven for a Gangsta?" - and his name would be Chuuuuch! ...

Is there anyone left that you haven't collaborated with, but still hope to?
Tha Rolling Stones

How should fans reconcile your public association with the Nation of Islam and your gangster rap lyrics that promote sex, weed and liquor?

Do you, like the Nation of Islam, believe intermarriage or race mixing should be prohibited?

Any surprises so far on the Blazed and Confused tour? Any favorite moments?
plenty of surprises fo yo ass! Each night is gettin bigger and better. This is definitely tha tour of tha summer.

If you were not touring, whose tour would you try to catch this summer?
Rock The Bells would be dope!!!

(Photo by Getty Images) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:01 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Random stuff


thanks, sam! thanks, snoop! Chuuuch!!!


I wonder if Snoop actually answered these questions...? Maybe one of his kids?

Babs, that's why we're always hesitant to do e-mail interviews, because you never know who is actually answering them. But I have a feeling this was indeed Snoop himself.

thats a good rule. ixnay on the email interviews. PASS.

Wow. That sucked.

Indeed...this is a pretty terrible interview. Where's Patapsco Jones to chime in on this???? I'd rather read an interview with Mark McGrath anyday over this. Stick to making music Snoop.

Dag yo! Martha Stewart gets schooled.

What was worse the questions or the responses?

I choose responses by a small margin.

Compared to his email interview, Snoop seemed a bit verbose at the Ravens training camp today. Linky

aye wasup snoop dogg remember me from
Oakland California when you head that shoot out..well anyways remember my grandmom"
that live down the street from you
the one that use 002 fix food for your little kids -n the family sumtimes
remember that.....................

hello i am a student from the howard school in rainham is it ok if i use a picture for my corsework in ict

@stefan jordan - that may be the best comment ever.

@stefan -- Um ... technically, you need to pay for Getty to use the photo. Technically.

Also, what's ict?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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