HOUSTON– S- N double O-P, D-O double G— Snoop Dogg brought the heat to the stage on Monday night for his “I Wanna Thank Me Tour.” With a few guest appearances to open the show like RjMrLA, Warren G, and Houston’s own Trae Tha Truth, they built up the energy of West Coast vibes, so by the time the rapper and entrepreneur came out, it was on ten.
Trae Tha Truth was the last opening act and killed it! His sons came on stage and performed a few songs—demonstrating their Houston pride. Trae also had a violinist playing along to his iconic songs, which provided a soothing vibe on stage.
The fans chanted for Snoop to come out.
“Hello Houston, do you know what my name is?” he said over and over at the start of the show.
The fans went crazy when he came out, as he slowly bounced on the stage. In creased khaki pants, blue Chuck Taylors, and his blinding microphone filled with diamonds, he had the crowd head-bobbing as he sang his classic hits, and taking everyone in the audience back down memory lane.
Snoop payed tribute and dedicated many songs to his fallen friends; Eazy- E, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, and Nipsey Hussle. He also played a few songs in honor of Houston’s ‘Chopped and Screwed’ legends. Removing his shades, he told the crowd, “Take a real good look at this face because I will be back. Shout out to all my fans in here tonight that have been rocking with me since ’92, Houston was the first place I performed at and I’m grateful to be here today.”
It was an emotional night for many fans like Jordan Humphrey. “I grew up listening to Snoop Dogg, so to finally see him tonight and up close was surreal. I wanted to cry when I saw him coming out.”
Snoop sang Al Green’s “Lets Stay Together” as the evening winded down and the venue began to empty out. Snoop Dogg shut the house down at the House of Blues and left his fans turnt and satisfied.
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By: Jasmin Urquiza Montiel
Photos: Marcos Paz