By Marisa Patwa
Snoop Dogg became the 2,651st entertainer to receive a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
The rapper, 47, received his star on Monday, Nov. 19 and was surrounded by rap moguls and hip hop dynamites including Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Big Boy, Pharrell Williams, 2 Chainz, and T.I. to name a few.
The dedication of Snoop Dogg’s star also happened to take place just four days before the the 25th anniversary of his debut album “Doggystyle” being released.
“Snoop Dogg is one of those people who can do anything — he raps, he acts, he hosts a television show, he cooks and helps community kids with his philanthropic work,” said Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame producer. “He is a man of the ages and we welcome him to our Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
During Snoop Dogg’s speech, he said he was honored to receive a star.
“I’ve been coming to Hollywood for a long time, looking down at the ground at these these stars and just imagining what it would be like to be down there one day,” Snoop Dogg said. “And it’s a great feeling to look out here and see all the people who really make me who I am: the fans.”
Dr. Dre said Snoop Dogg should have gotten his star coming out of the 90s.
“A true diamond in the rough,” he said. “I mean Snoop is just pure, raw talent. Nobody sounds like Snoop and when he opens his mouth, you know exactly what it is, you feel me?”
Dr. Dre said when he first met Snoop Dogg in the early 90s, he knew he was destined to be a superstar based off his charisma.
“You know when you can just feel it,” he said. “When he’s just got that thing, that it factor.”
Jimmy Kimmel, also praised the rapper, as he was tapping the presentation for his own show.
Kimmel talked about how he offered up some joints in a prescription bottle in order to impress Snoop when they first met in 1994 while Kimmel was working at K-Rock.
“He was very happy,” Kimmel said. “I remember exactly what he said. He said, “Now, that’s my kind of medicine.’ And we’ve been homies ever since.”
Kimmel said Snoop Dogg is an inspiration.
“…to so many boys and girls who smoke weed all day,” he said. “You’ve crossed over color lines. You’ve crossed over genre lines before almost anyone in hip hop did that. You put the OG in DOOG.”
In addition to his star, Snoop Dogg has also been getting attention recently for publishing his first ever cookbook, “From Crook to Cook,” which he promoted at a book signing at The Grove in Los Angeles two nights ago.
The cookbook, which features “OG staples” like fried bologna sandwiches with chips, baked mac and cheese, easy orange chicken and soft flour tacos, is no big surprise, as the rapper has starred in the VH1 show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party since 2016.
“I’m Snoop’s second coolest white after Martha Stewart,” Kimmel even jokes in his speech during Snoop Dogg’s star ceremony.
Just like Snoop Dogg’s cookbook, his own speech during his star dedication was nothing short of comical and sarcastically sweet.
“I want to thank me for believing in me, I want to thank me for doing all this hard work,” he said. “I wanna thank me for having no days off. I wanna thank me for never quitting. I wanna thank me for always being a giver and trying to give more than I receive. I want to thank me for trying to do more right than wrong. I want to thank me for just being me at all times.”