Snoop Dogg Drops ‘Em & They’re All Hot In This ’70s & ’80s DJ Set (Video)
The same August 20 night that DJ Quik tore down a Los Angeles, California roller-disco party, Snoop Dogg jumped behind the wheels too. “DJ Snoopadelic,” with 7 Days comrade Dam-Funk in tow as well as Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz Dillinger, spun nearly an hour of relaxed, groovy joints.
Snoop used the old-school echo chamber on the mic, with a heavy handed role as Boiler Room/Ray-Ban party-starter. Rather than involve much Hip-Hop, as Snoop’s longtime homie and former Death Row family DJ Quik did, Tha Doggfather involves songs that closely fit the roller-rink theme. Barry White, Faze-O, David Bowie, Bill Withers, and Tom Tom Club are just some of what he selects, with a lot of advanced blending, fades, and DJ tools in his bag of tricks. Heads can easily see the kind of connection Snoop has to those funky ’70s and ’80s joints, which have influenced so many of his songs, from “What’s My Name” to “Sensual Seduction.” This mix moves, quite literally: