Hollywoods Vanguard nightclub was filled with anything but Malice in Wonderland
Tuesday night, as one nation under a groove came to celebrate with the Big Boss Dogg on the day of his 10th solo studio release Malice in Wonderland. Over the past eight weeks Snoop Dogg has given fans an all access pass into the hustle behind the upcoming release and last night he threw the party of all parties to celebrate his coast bridging the old west/new west divide as he gathered all his friends together for a gangsta boogie. The paparazzi filled red carpet looked like Grammy weekend as producers, actors, rappers and personalities from across the board filled the packed house.
Freeway Ricky Ross, Strong Arm Steady, the Hustle Boys, Damani, Ray J,B-Real, Jon-B, DJ Paul (36 Mafia), and Bad Lucc were some of the faces in the crowd that
witnessed the superstardom of a west coast don Snoop Dogg. With Travis Barker on the drums, longtime producer Soopafly on keyboard, Terrace Martin on sax the live band and Uncle Snoop took the crowd on a musical journey. He took it back to where it all began with is OG DPG family, opening the set with Kurupt Young Gotti, they proved it aint no fun if the homies cant have none as they brought out familiar faces like Butch Cassidy, Kokane, and Warren G.
But when somebody said, DJ Quik is in the mothaf**kin house, the crowd erupted as he broke into tonight is the night. The next stop on the journey was Beautiful as Pharrell joined the Dogg Father to perform their mega hits, including Drop It Like Its Hot. The ever-allusive Game, himself came out to support Uncle Snoop and performed his song Westside and delivered a sickening freestyle over the live bands rock/funk accompaniment.
Then the newbies were up at bat as Problem, Nipsey Hussle and Snoop performed a song from the Malice album titled Upside Down. But the night definitely belonged to Snoop as he thanked his family and friends with his Boss Lady by his side to usher in a new rise to the movement on the West.
Here is an AllHipHop.com video of the red carpet and all the well wishers.