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Snoop Dogg stars in his own jukebox musical 

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

Snoop Dogg

Quite a few artists have endorsed stage shows telling their life stories or featuring their music, though Snoop Dogg is going to actually appear in his jukebox musical.

Late last week it was confirmed that “entertainment icon Snoop Dogg continues to push new boundaries in the entertainment, arts and culture worlds” via “his theatrical debut in a new stage musical, ‘Redemption Of A Dogg’, co-starring Tamar Braxton”.

The rapper has partnered with writer/director Je’Caryous Johnson on the stage show, who says: “I am honoured and humbled to be able to partner with [Snoop] and make history with ‘Redemption Of A Dogg’. As a fan, it’s exciting and a dream come true, and as a partnership this is revolutionary. The culture of American theatre is about to be redefined”.

And who doesn’t like a bit of revolutionary redefinition?

The musical is only semi-autobiographical, in that it “chronicles a character built around the persona of Snoop Dogg – a multi-faceted character who is a gangsta rapper, family man and man of God”.

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“‘Redemption Of A Dogg’ examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family”, says the official bumf. “The groundbreaking musical is proof positive that Je’Caryous continues to surpass urban theatre limits, as he takes the genre into a new realm with new faces”.

And who doesn’t like genres being taken into new realms with new faces?

Now here’s Snoop himself with a quote: “I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on ‘Redemption Of A Dogg’ the stage play. Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavour and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”

The show begins a US tour on 5 Oct.