Risan Media Published on MERRY JANE at Snoop Dogg x MERRY JANE’s 420 Wellness Retreat Rocked Red Rocks in Colorado
Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Warren G, and Tha Dogg Pound kicked off the sixth annual Wellness Retreat Tour in the first state to legalize everyone’s favorite flower.
In the middle of Ice Cube’s set, the former NWA rapper took a second to thank the crowd for coming out to party on a… Friday night?
“It’s not Friday, Cube,” said Cube’s hype man and fellow Westside Connection member, WC.
“Let me tell you something, homie,” Cube said without missing a beat. “Every time you see Ice Cube on the motherfuckin’ mic, it’s a goddamn Friday! And you know what happens on Fridays, right?”
Cue “Friday” on a Thursday night. And the crowd got high. We got a mile high.
Snoop’s appearance couldn’t have been timed better, either. After the sun set behind the Rocky Mountains and the temperatures dropped, Snoop’s spitfire rhymes, exotic pole dancers, and onstage reunion of Tha Dogg Pound with Warren G set the crimson-tinted canyon on fire.
With Red Rocks ablaze, the legend proceeded to “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Other bangers in the night’s performance included “Vato,” “California Girls,” “C.R.I.P.,” and Snoop’s renditions of the late greats Notorious BIG’s “Hypnotize” and Tupac’s “Gangsta Party.” At one point, he even brought the pain with a cover of “Jump Around.”
Although the night bounced harder than the ladies on stage, it wasn’t all fun and games.
Earlier, Warren G revisited some old hits previously recorded with Nate Dogg, who passed away in 2011. Later, Snoop asked the crowd to take a moment of silence for Nipsey Hussle, who we lost late last month.
At the end of the evening, Snoop thanked everyone for coming out, and left the crowd with a final though:
“This means so much to me, to be here in Colorado,” he said. “You were the first state to legalize weed recreationally!”
The show concluded with a call to take the state’s liberating legalization efforts nationwide, while Snoop asked the audience to stay “Young, Wild, and Free.”
Although Thursday has come and gone, three more shows are coming up, with additional special guests including E-40, Nas, and 2 Chainz.