If you’ve been keeping up with Snoop Dogg lately, then you know the West Coast hip-hop legend has been extremely active on the musical and political front. Not only did Snoop drop his 14th studio album COOLAID earlier this month, but he’s also been hard at work trying to alleviate the recent tension between the black community and law enforcement.
Much like the Democrats are calling for unity across their fragmented party, Snoop has been collaborating with fellow hip-hop artist The Game to bring end to local violence by hosting the "Time To Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation” summit, and also met with the LAPD to discuss ways to make peace in their communities. All the while, Snoop is also in the midst of his nationwide 33-city "MERRY JANE Presents The High Road Summer Tour" with Wiz Khalifa.
Suffice to say, The Doggfather has been quite busy, but that didn’t stop him from taking a pitstop in Philadelphia to close out the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, where he headlined the “Unity Concert” at the Electric Factory after Hillary Clinton’s big speech. Snoop played a number of classics, as well as new songs from his latest album, COOLAID.
The energized crowd featured an array of celebrities, including the concert’s host Mary-Louise Parker, Chloë Grace Moretz, Darren Criss, and Diana Agron. Snoop even gave a shoutout to Hillary during his set, dedicating his hit song “Beautiful” to her, and exclaiming “Hillary Clinton, we love you, baby! This one’s for you! Hillary, you’re my favorite girl, you know that, right?!” Watch part of Snoop’s set on the MERRY JANE Facebook page.
While the hip-hop icon tore up the stage at the closing DNC event, MERRY JANE has been on the scene in Philadelphia supporting the movement to legalize marijuana. We got to talk to Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who has pursued legal marijuana for more than two decades, and we even witnessed a march featuring a 51-foot joint, which was carried by approximately 25 advocates.
Snoop and Wiz will continue on their tour to the capital of U.S. politics, playing Washington, DC, on July 31, and continuing across the East Coast and Midwest throughout August, before finally wrapping The High Road Tour up in the weed-friendly Northwestern cities of Portland (9/1) and Seattle (9/2). Check here to see if Snoop and Wiz will be blazing through your city soon.
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