He’s the charismatic, herbal enthusiast that the hip-hop community has dubbed “Uncle Snoop” and with all of his forthcoming projects, Snoop Dogg remains as prominent figure in hip-hop today as he was during his 90’s debut. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Snoop discussed everything from his most recent album, Coolaid, to his stance on political and racial matters and, of course, herb.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade is universally acknowledged as one of 2016’s best albums and visual creations, so it comes as no surprise that Snoop took some inspiration from it when crafting his project. “I watched Lemonade and was like, ‘Damn.’ The music is dope, and the visuals are fly as f–k,” he told the magazine. “But I don’t drink lemonade; I drink Kool-Aid,” adding, “I brought so much flavor to the game, and I’m what they consider one of the coolest motherf—ers in hip-hop and life in general. I made a visual album too.”
Snoop (born Calvin Broadus) has come a long way from running the streets in Long Beach, California, to becoming a hip-hop veteran and he uses his platform to voice his concerns about police brutality. In efforts to facilitate an ongoing conversation with police, Uncle Snoop along with fellow West coast rapper The Game, teamed up to peacefully protest violence by marching up to the LAPD. Snoop even weighed in on 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump saying, “How could we have someone as reckless as him running our country?… I seen Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bushes, Clintons. And I never seen a motherf—er like him.”
Of course it wouldn’t be a Snoop Dogg interview without a little chat about cannabis. The herbal enthusiast is actually one of the producers and cast members on MTV’s Mary + Jane, which chronicles the life of female dope dealers as they expand their delivery services within Los Angeles. And what’s Snoop’s herbal choice? “I like Kush,” he says.