LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The D-O double G is in Lincoln Wednesday, and was even spotted making a pit stop at 402 Creamery earlier in the afternoon. Legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed on "the biggest stage in music" at the Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year will play the Pinnacle Bank Arena tonight.
Snoop Dogg is well-known for being an avid cannabis user, frequently performing with a blunt in hand while including many a lyric about marijuana. April 20 is celebrated by cannabis users as the unofficial day to celebrate all things ganja because the date is written as 4/20, which is slang for pot. It is no coincidence that the number is being played up, and the event is even titled The 420 Special: Snoop Dogg With Koe Wetzel.
Only a limited number of cannabis-based products are legal in Nebraska, but medical marijuana advocates are trying to expand that. Area advocates are taking the opportunity to petition outside of the concert to gather signatures for a Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana drive to get medical marijuana onto the ballot this November. State Senators Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart left the state Capitol after the last day of the legislative session and headed to Pinnacle Bank Arena to help.
Whether concert attendees plan to dabble with the drug or not, they will be subject to an artist who dabbles with genre. Texas-born usic artist Koe Wetzel experiments with a range of genres including Americana, hard rock, country and grunge. Wetzel has 1.7 million monthly Spotify listeners and met Snoop Dogg last summer and appeared in viral internet memes.
Snoop Dogg, who briefly went by Snoop Lion and whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., started as one of the original bedrock rappers on the West Coast along with Dr. Dre, with whom he performed in the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show. He has released albums since 1993 and has been nominated for 17 Grammy Awards, though has never won. His top hits include "Gin and Juice," "Drop It Like It's Hot," "The Next Episode" and "Young and Wild and Free."
The California-born celebrity's presence has extended far beyond the scope of the music world and has appeared alongside a variety of celebrities in other genres including Martha Stewart, Kevin Hart and Katy Perry among various professional athletes. He has been a voice actor on many adult animation series ranging from King of the Hill to Boondocks and American Dad, to real-life appearances in Trailer Park Boys to 90201 to Weeds and more in film.
Speaking of weed(s), Snoop Dogg's embarked on several businesses ventures to invest green to sell green, including a weed delivery startup in California, a digital media business for marijuana news and even his own brand of cannabis products called "Leafs By Snoop," where he is said to have become the first major celebrity to brand and market a legal marijuana product line.
Earlier this year on Feb. 9, Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records, the label that first signed him in 1992, and recently released his own album called "B.O.D.R. (Bacc on Death Row)."