Snoop Dogg is a veteran in the Hip-Hop world and is considered as a collective “Uncle” by many in the Hip-Hop community. This simply goes to show how universally loved and respected he truly is. Now it seems Snoop Dogg wants veteran rappers to get respect too.
Snoop Dogg being a veteran, is certainly not afraid to show his appreciation and give the rub to newer rappers of the Hip-Hop world. He has done so on various occasions throughout his career.
Snoop Dogg made his Hip-Hop debut at the age of 20 on the Dr. Dre single “Deep Cover.” Now at 50, Dogg has done it all as far as being a rapper is concerned and he is proud of being a veteran.
While speaking with Rolling Stone Music Now, Snoop Dogg stated that out rock legends such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and AC/DC aren’t subjected to the same disrespect Hip Hop veterans get. Dogg stated that Hip Hop veterans deserve the same level of respect as the rock stars get.
“They don’t limit The Rolling Stones, they don’t limit those other groups that do it outside of our genre. You got rappers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You ain’t got no muthaf*ckin’ rock and rollers in the Rap Hall of Fame. So slow it down a little bit, and start putting some respect on our name and give us the respect for who we are.”
“Don’t put no time limit on how old we are or what we are, because we don’t look at the rockers and say, ‘Man, he got white hair now when he used to have black hair, and it’s all grey now. We love their music, we love them, we respect them, we come support them, we sing their music — diehard fans.”
“We should get that same love in hip-hop because we created something that’s gonna last forever, it’s generational.”
Drake also recently sent out a tribute for Snoop Dogg as he makes sure to give respect to those who paved the way for him to succeed. Snoop Dogg will also release his next studio album, The Algorithm, on November 12. We will have to wait and see how it will turn out to be.
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