Hey Gasmii, I transcribed my interview I did with Snoop Dogg finally! Btw…I love him and his purple turban.
Here’s the interview:
Nads: Let’s talk about your show, Dogg After Dark. You have your football team, your amazing career, and now you’re a talk show host, do you like showcasing other people being an artist yourself?
Snoop: It’s my specialty. Showcasing is what I do best. I either host a party, throw a party or become the life of a party. So I thought why not have a variety show, late night style that captures everything! It’s what I do, good looking out to MTV. The show is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and never found the right network that could handle it until now. MTV just felt right, because they’ve always supported me, so here we are.
Nads: Do you have a hand in picking your guests?
Snoop: I have my paw prints on everything. My show is a representative of who I am. It’s Dogg After Dark, it has my name on it so I want to make sure I’m involved in every aspect of the show. If it’s not me personally, it’s my people that are so connected to me that you feel it is me. I just want people on my show that feel good, whether they have a hot record, or people I just want to conversate with and love. I just want it to be a feel good show.
(read the rest of the interview after the jump)
Nads: Let’s talk about Paris Hilton’s freestyle on your first show. How was that?
Snoop: LOL. That’s my home girl. I support everything she does. I support anyone that has a dream and that’s trying to make that dream come true. I love her spirit. She opened up and did something she would never do on a TV show and I just loved that.
Nads: She actually did make a little rhyme. I was impressed…
Snoop: That’s what Snoop Dogg does, he brings out the comfort zone for people to come out and express themselves.
Nads: You’re one of the first rappers to show that rappers can have a funny lighter side, do you think that’s helped rap go mainstream?
Snoop: Definitely, because people aren’t afraid to deal with rappers now. I think the industry has changed a lot for the good.
Nads: How is it coaching your kids’ football team. Do they freak out that Snoop Dogg is their coach?
Snoop: Not the kids that I coach because I demand their respect as their coach. But the teams that we play against, I use that as a strength. I give them a little half time show to distract them. LOL.
Nads: Let’s talk about your new album, Malice In Wonderland. What can we expect?
Snoop: It’s not like anything that’s out, and it’s something totally new. It’s music that makes your feel good. This album I try to get into the rock element a little because that’s a world that’s always welcomed me and appreciated me and I want to do something for them. I’ve never really done anything that feels like a rock song, and rock just feels so good and beautiful. And I want to thank all my fans for always supporting me.
I want to thank Snoop Dogg for taking the time to talk to me, he was so rad! Check out Dogg After Dark every Tuesday at 9PM ET/PT on MTV.