Snoop Dogg Becomes First Rapper Added To ‘Rock Band’ Video Game

By Allen Starbury  |  09/08/2010

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg's stature in the music biz stretch far beyond the hip-hop genre. Even Katy Perry knows that and put him on her "California Gurls" single. Breaking down barriers is something of a normal thing for the Dogg.

Well, he's done it again ... by becoming the first rapper to provide content for the uber-successful game title, Rock Band, which allows you to jump onstage with your favorite performer.

Snoop told MTV all about it recently.

"I'm the first hip-hop rock star," Snoop said. "I do it all, man. I got some downloadable content with classic songs from Doggystyle, songs like 'Drop It Like It's Hot.' You'll be able to play along to the Snoop Dogg groove in a dramatic fashion, so you can feel like you're a member of the Snoopadelics."

According to MTV, Snoop's classics in Rock Band is part of eight-song pack which contains hit singles like "Beautiful," "Sensual Seduction" and "Who Am I (What's My Name)?," as well as deeper cuts like "Ridin' in My Chevy," "Snoop's Upside Ya Head," "Tha Shiznit" and "That's Tha Homie."

The package will be available for $13.49 (or 1,080 Microsoft Points) and will also be available for individual purchase.

Apparently, Snoop Dogg is a big fan of the game and is excited about being a part of the franchise.

"It brings it back to life again for those who may not have heard it, or those who may not even have been around when it was out," Snoop said of his classic tracks being added to the game. "It keeps that classic material rolling. I like when they do it with Metallica and Guns N' Roses and the Beatles, when they bring [those songs] back to life. They're educating the youth on that great music that was here years ago."