Recording artist, cannabis advocate and all around cultural icon Snoop Dogg will add yet another credit to his voluminous resume this fall when he plays himself in his theatrical debut, “Redemption of a Dogg,” a play based on his persona and music.
According to a press release, the show, which is described as a "Snoopsical," "examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family," and will feature songs from across Snoop’s 25-year catalogue.
The production will be headed by director J’Caryous Johnson, who also helmed the script for the show will open for a three-night run in Houston, Texas on Oct. 5th, before moving across the country until the end of November.
While the Doggfather is no stranger to the stage or to acting, this is a pretty major variation from what we’ve come to expect from the artist, even in his polymathic latter-day career.
Still, it’s nice to see that the rapper, now in his middle age, continues to be coming up with funky-ass shit, like, every single day.
Watch the announcement trailer below.