Last night at the Esquire Soho apartment, Snoop Dogg sat down with a room full of reporters to talk about his new album, Malice N Wonderland, and Tiger Woods. For the record, Snoop is “down” with Tiger but is “disgusted with all these women that keep popping up. What do they think, they’re gonna get points? That’s despicable, you whore[s].” Yikes!
Moving on: Snoop is as disappointed as everyone else with the Grammys. “I always be crying like Kanye West on the low, but don’t nobody know, about not winning a certain award. And it’s a Grammy, right? ‘Cause I got like about ten or twelve nominations for Grammy awards and they always give you a little gold medal that says you’re a nominee. I’m about ready to break these medals.”
But Snoop’s matured and mellowed over the years, which means he sees the recent rash of imprisoned rappers — including T.I., Gucci Mane, and, soon, Lil Wayne — as the product of youthful indiscretions. “Rappers going to jail is like athletes using steroids: It’s gonna happen. [But] I feel like the rappers that are getting caught up in going to jail don’t have anybody going “ay, we ain’t going there. That ain’t going happen tonight.” It’s them in control until they lose control. I say to all the rappers out there that’s getting caught up in trouble: just be a little smarter, a little slicker. You just gotta know how to move.”
As for Snoop’s own movement, along with Malice N Wonderland, he’s got a mini-movie of the same name coming out early next year; also, he’s the freshly appointed creative chairman of Priority Records. Other than re-releasing staple Priority albums like EPMD’s Strictly Business and Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It, Snoop’s focus for the label is just “to keep the lights on in the building.” And what does the future hold for Snoop Dogg? He’ll be dropping an Anita Baker collaboration at some point, and he’s hoping Mick Jagger will be the next guy to jump on one of his tracks. Why? “’Cause the bitches love him.”