On the day of hearing the tragic news about the death of his best friend Laker great Kobe Bryant Snopp Dogg honored the #24 with his Detroit show at the Fillmore later that night. “The I Wanna Thank Me” tour made a stop at the historic Fillmore in downtown Detroit and Snoop took full control of the sell-out crowd from the get go. Upon hitting the stage with mic and blunt in hand Snoop fans give the west coast rapper a huge cheer. Snoop set came fully loaded with a DJ, two pole-dancers, a large cartoon mascot dog smoking an equally gigantic fake blunt, complete with a fire hydrant. Warren G, who opened the show and later joined the double OG singer on stage for some old-school rap. One of the better cover tunes Snopp did was House of Pain Jump Around the crowd did just that, a site to be seen. Another crowd favorite was some old school “The Next Episode”. The atmosphere was one big party, a very happy party, filled with enough smoke resembling a eerie foggy night. Snoop set had some great covers honoring the fallen like The Notorious B.I.G. “Hypnotize” Snoop also lit a blunt in honor of Kobe with a moment of silence while smoking with a fan from the crowd. As Uncle Snopp put it, you pay for Snopp you get Snoop.
Dressed in his team gear, a Lakers sweat suit this was Snoop Lion second appearance in Detroit in the past seven months. 2019 Snoop played at the newly named Aretha Franklin Amphitheater on the bank of the Detroit river which also was a sell-out. Detroit definitely showed Snoop some major love, speaking of which Snoop has shown nothing but love on this tour for his fallen brothers of music which no doubt are legends to the industry. The 1993 hit “Gin and Juice” one of the encore songs was helped along by the sell-out crowd some with the drink in hand. The original OG has sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. The Long Beach rapper, producer, and song writer is currently on tour and you can catch him in a city close to you. A word of advice arrive early as Snoop sells out the lines go for blocks and I do mean blocks. Below are links to tour info.