Louisville, KY – In one his last stops closing out the North America run I Wanna Thank Me tour, Snoop Dogg brought long-time collaborators and friends Warren G and Soopafly to the Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY on Saturday night, January 26, 2020.
Brought to town by Bobby Dee Presents the tour, named after Snoop Dogg’s recently released album, I Wanna Thank Me, through Doggystyle/Empire, will continue on to the U.K. in April 2020.
The spectacular show is a masterful performance of Warren G, Soopafly, and Snoop Dogg charismatically perusing through almost 3 decades of classic music. With more than 20 albums released, Snoop took the audience on a journey through each stage of his legacy including his early Death Row Records catalog, No Limit era, and his more recent years. There’s no doubt that Snoop Dogg continues to be an iconic figure in the hip-hop scene, which now spans nearly 30 years.
After Trae the Truth’s dynamite show-opening segment, Warren G hit the stage performing “This D.J.” and “Do You See” from his multi-platinum debut album Regulate…G Funk Era, followed by the Mack 10-featured “I Want It All” and The Dove Shack’s “Summertime in the LBC”.
The G-Child took a small chronic break to light up and pass around some fresh Cali Kush while Rick James’ “Mary Jane” played.
Warren G then went into a Nate Dogg dedication and played the late singer’s parts to songs including “Indo Smoke”, I Need A Light”, “Nobody Does It Better”, “Xxplosive”, “21 Questions”, “I Can’t Deny It”, “Bitch Please”, and “Skandalouz”. The G-funk pioneer closed out his set with the ever-popular “Regulate”.
Snoop Dogg then burst onto the stage with his verse from “The Next Episode”, from the Dr. Dre 2001 album, before running through an extensive list of iconic songs Saturday night like “Nuthin’ But A G Thang”, ‘Bitch Please”, “Lodi Dodi”, “Tha Shiznit”, and “Lay Low”.
As provocatively dressed dancers were spinning around on poles on each side of the stage, Snoop performed “I Wanna Fuck You”, “Sexual Seduction”, and “P.I.M.P.” to the female crowd’s delight.
Warren G joined Snoop on stage for a handful of songs, during a touching tribute their fallen 213 homeboy Nate Dogg, including “So Fly” and “Ain’t No Fun”. Snoop also played a video montage of Nipsey Hussle as he performed “One Blood, One Cuzz” before also paying homage with a medley of tributes to other fallen MC’s like Eazy-E (“Boyz-N-The-Hood”), Notorious B.I.G. (“Hypnotize”), and 2Pac (“2 of Amerika’s Most Wanted”).
As the show was coming to a close Snoop performed celebrated Doggystyle hits and fan favorites “Gin and Juice” and “Who am I? (What’s my name)”, before finishing out with an acapella rendition of “Young, Wild and Free,” with plenty of crowd participation.
If you’re a Snoop Dogg fan, you will definitely want to catch this show when it comes to your city because this is a must see event!
Review & Photos by Chad Kiser for DubCNN.com