Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Snoop Dogg in Cardiff

In this link you can see hip-hop Colossus Snoop Dogg posing in a Cardiff City shirt like he’s about to set off for a pre-match pint down The Corporation or something. It comes as no surprise to learn that Dogg’s sudden sartorial affiliation with the Bluebirds coincides with a forthcoming show that he is undertaking at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, on October 8. It remains to be seen whether His Dogginess will be droppin’ rhymes about Craig Bellamy’s recent defection to Liverpool; or celebrating Cardiff’s triumphant Welsh Cup final victory over Hednesford Town in 1992.

There is another connection between Snoop Dogg and Wales. The rap star appeared in Welsh film director Marc Evans’s excellent 2007 documentary In Prison My Whole Life. The film is an examination of the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal. As well as Snoop Dogg, other interviewees included Mos Def, Alice Walker, Steve Earle and Noam Chomsky. It is worth noting that Marc Evans’s documentary has a cracking soundtrack which contains a couple of tracks with lyrics especially written by Snoop Dogg himself. See YouTube.