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Classic DVD Review: Doggy Style Allstars | Welcome to tha House: The Doggumentary

The dope-loving rapper sings the praises of the artists on his own Doggy Style label.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


First he was Snoop Doggy Dogg. Then just plain Snoop Dogg. Now the artist formerly known as Calvin Broadus has taken to calling himself Bigg Snoop Dogg. Fair enough. After all, the dope-loving G-funk rapper does spend most of this hour-long DVD playing Mr. Big, singing the praises of the artists on his own Doggy Style label.

Welcome to tha House — a companion release to a compilation CD of the same name — presumes that if you’re a fan of Snoop, you’ll appreciate singer Latoiya Williams and rappers Soopafly, E-White and Kokane, the real stars of this video. We get to see all of these wannabes hangin’ in the studio, keepin’ it real in the ’hood and partyin’ down with their homies. As for their boss, well, we get to see him — somewhat alarmingly — behind the wheel of his Cadillac “Snoop de Ville,” apparently cruising the streets of Long Beach alone while smoking more herb than Cheech & Chong. Yo, Dogg: Next time, why don’t you do the rapping and let your proteges do the driving?