March 2, 2009
Rapper and weed enthusiast Snoop Dogg appeared here in Chicago this weekend, claiming that he's a member of the Nation of Islam. Said Snoop: "I'm an advocate for peace, I've been in the peace movement ever since I've been making music." That's true. Snoop is a regular Cat Stevens with songs like 187, Vato and Pump Pump. With all due respect, at this point, making appearances with Louis Farrakhan is one step above performing at the Palos Hills Friendship Fest. Unsurprisingly, fellow irrelevant rap artist Doug E Fresh was also in attendance. Snoop presented the Nation with a check for a mind-blowing one thousand dollars. Had I been consulted in advance, I would have made sure Snoop was equipped with an oversize novelty check signed with a dog paw print. That may have been the only thing that could have made this scene any more preposterous.