Snoop Dogg has stated that many modern rappers sound identical, complaining that he doesn’t know who is who when listening to current hip-hop.
Snoop stated that, when he began, it was easy to tell rappers apart as they each had their own style, but that the scene had become homogenised.
In%20an%20interview%20with Pigeons And Planes, Snoop said: “I don’t know who is who when they’re doing that rap style, and I love them all. Future, Migos, Drake, I love all of them. They’re my n****s, but I don’t know who is who when the record is over.”
Comparing them to early rappers, Snoop added: “When I came out as a rapper, everyone had their own style. If you sounded like someone else, that word was called ‘biting’ – ‘You biting my style, you biting my shit.’ If you paying tribute, like I did with ‘La Di Da Di’ to Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, I paid n****s who I grew up loving. I said ‘I’m gonna redo your song, get you paid all over again, let everybody know it’s your shit, and put a twist on it for the new kids who don’t even know it exists.’ That’s a different way of showing love, as opposed to everyone rapping the same style.”
Snoop admitted that Pharrell Williams challenged him over his lyrics while producing his new album ‘Bush’, released this week.
Citing the change of the song ‘So Many Pros’ from its original title of ‘So Many Hoes’, Snoop said: “I told P, ‘They like it when I call them hoes’, but P knows what’s best. You want me to put a suit and tie on and clean my face up? I’ll do that for you. That’s what I love about him as a friend – he ain’t afraid to challenge me. P was like, ‘You ain’t 25 no more. You’re 43, you’ve got a daughter, and when we put it out this way, it’s going to be accepted by the masses as opposed to being minimised by that one word.’”
Snoop plays at several UK festivals this summer, appearing at Radio 1’s One Big Weekend, Lovebox Weekender, Kendal Calling and Y-Not.