Snoop Loves Drake, Future, Migos, But Says They All Sound the Same
Snoop Dogg, who's enjoyed one of the longest careers in hip-hop, had some mixed messages for some of 2015's biggest rappers. In a recent interview with Pigeons and Planes to promote his just-released Bush (produced by fellow hip-hop vet Pharrell), Snoop gave his opinion on what the scene is like now, compared to how it was during his heyday.
"When I came out as a rapper," he continued, "everyone had their own style. If you sounded like someone else, that word was called biting. You biting my style, you biting my s---."
He also talked about the difference between paying tribute to other artists (as he did with his own "Lodi Dodi," a tribute to Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh's “La Di Da Di”) and just taking someone else's style.
"I paid n----s who I grew up loving. I’m gonna redo your song, get you paid all over again, and let everybody know it’s your shit, and put a twist on it for the new kids who don’t even know it exist," he said of the song. "That’s a different way of showing love as opposed to everyone rapping the same style."