Snoop Dogg Honors Herbie Hancock at Kennedy Center

Herbie Hancock is one of hip-hop's earliest influences

Herbie Hancock is one of hip-hop’s earliest influences

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Doggy Dogg aka Snoop Lion aka Snoopzilla recently made his way out to D.C. where he was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors. In attendance was Mr. and Mrs. Obama, Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The D-O-Double-G honored Mr. Hancock with a live mashup of “Gin and Juice” with Us3’s “Cantaloop,” which sampled Hancock’s infectious “Cantaloupe Island.” The performance is one for the history books!

Snoop Dogg Performs a Tribute to Herbie Hancock at Kennedy Center Honors

Snoop then proceeded to hit up the “after party” which appeared to be a White House reception, where he linked with Secretary of State John Kerry. The two jazz-lovers bonded over a passion for the music of Herbie Hancock, and then proceeded to exchange pounds (but probably not the kind you’re thinking of). Speaking on his tribute to Hancock, Snoop says “He invented hip-hop, that’s why it only makes sense.”

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