Friday, February 7, 2014

BHM 2014 Honors: Snoop Whatever

Snoop Doggy Dogg/Dogg/Lion has accomplished some pretty remarkable things in his lifetime. One, he's managed to have a career spanning 20+ years in the music industry without ever singing or playing an instrument. Two, he's become immune to the legal system. Dude does drugs like every single day and possibly murdered a man and pretty much just gets away with it. Three, he speaks in a nonsensical language full of nizzles and rizzles and the world embraces it. Inconceiveabizzle! I don't care how much drama's in the LBC, it's pretty good to be Snoop D-O-double-G. The only problem Snoop seems to have is sticking with a name. He ditched his given name, Calvin Broadus Jr., in favor of Snoop Doggy Dogg, then dropped the Doggy because, yeah, that's better. Last year, he opted to drop the dog motif like it was hot and changed his name to Snoop Lion because... remember all the drugs? One can only imagine what Snoop's name will be this time next year (my money's on Snoopapotamus), but the fact remains he still churns out the hits, still gets that money, and does it all with a certain ease and charisma that's kind of admirable in a warped kind of way. So a happy Black History Month to you Snoop Dizzle... you ain't beautiful, but I want you to know, you're my favorite dogg.