Snoop Dogg Says He Would Have Been a R&B Singer if There Was No Rap Music
Snoop Dogg recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss his upcoming album, Bush. The West Coast MC also opened up on his opinion of the Baltimore uprisings, legalization of marijuana and more.
Set to drop on May 12, Bush is executive produced by Pharrell and features groovy beats, as heard on the first two singles, "Peaches N Cream" and "So Many Pros." Big Snoop tells NYT that this time around, he wanted to switch things up and give people something they were missing."There’s a void for that style of music," says Snoop. "I think if rap never came out, I’d have been a R&B singer. I would have been like Rick James, though—an edgy renegade."
Since the protests in Baltimore and cities across the country began, the OG rapper has been vocal on social media, posting images of the gatherings. When asked what he was responding to in these posts, Snoop responded, "You’ve got Bloods and Crips and Muslims now uniting for some kind of cause. Despite that man losing his life, so many people are gonna come together behind that—people who wouldn’t have talked, who would have been killing each other, now they’re gonna be with each other."
Snoop also recently invested in medical marijuana delivery service Eaze. As a public supporter of the green and longtime heavy smoker, it's no wonder he supports legalization. Snoop's problem, however, is with the lack of Black investors. "Now, so many people are making money off of legal weed, but I don’t see the people of my color making money ff of it," he says. "I know it’s coming. It’s got to come, you understand me? Look, back when I first started making music in 1992, I’d say black people represented 10 percent of the business. In 2015, it’s 95 percent black-driven. My generation made it cool."
Snoop also talks about his football star son, Cordell Broadus, forgetting what his last album was and more. Read the full interview here.