About 7,000 people dropped it like it’s hot to hear Snoop Dogg perform at the Dell Diamond on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The concert was part of the iconic rapper’s tour of Texas ballparks on a national Puff Puff Pass Tour, featuring Too Short, Warren G, Baby Bash, Afroman, Spice 1, East Sidaz and Suga Free.
"Round Rock is in for a special treat as one of many stops on the Puff Puff Pass Tour," Indigo Road Entertainment Vice President Dan McCrath said before the show. "Snoop has sold over 23 million albums in the United States and has won the hearts of mainstream America. Everyone loves Snoop!"
The tour stopped in Corpus Christi the day before the Round Rock performance.
Pomona-native Suga Free, a Snoop Dogg collaborator and fan himself, was up first in a long lineup of West Coast rappers that moved quickly through what could best be described as a ‘best hits’ performance from all.
Sporting sunglasses and his trademark afro, Afroman took the stage next, breaking out his hit single “Because I Got High,” which rose from obscurity in 2001 to fame in recent years.
Spice 1, who stepped to the stage with his own record-scratching, bass-bumping beats make sure not to forget his biggest hit, “Trigga Gots No Heart.” The rapper began releasing albums in 1992 and was ranked number 56 in The Source magazine’s Top 115 Hip-Hop artists from 1988 to 2003.
After a short break, Baby Bash opened with his catchy, up-tempo “Cyclone,” which kept the crowd moving. The Mexican-American rapper has been performing since 1995.
Hip-hop duo East Sidaz followed Baby Bash. The duo, consisting of Goldie Loc and Tray Deee, was once a trio with Snoop Dogg himself until the group broke up from 2002 to 2014 before reuniting as a duo from 2014 to 2016.
Legendary artist Warren G took the stage as with lights flashing. In addition to Snoop Dogg, the Long Beach native has been associated with Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre and the late Tupac Shakur.
Even intermission kept the excitement going with contemporary rap and hip-hop hits from DJ Quik.
Following a short break, Too Short performed a string of hits from his 30-year career, including “Blow the Whistle.” Too Short has been credited as being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast hip hop. Another of the Oakland rapper’s songs “The Ghetto” was featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Finally, amidst thunderous cheers from the crowd, Snoop Dogg rose to the stage, breaking out his freshest dance moves and lyrics. The musician and media mogul, with a net worth of an estimated $135 million, performed his most popular songs including “Murder Was The Case” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
Snoop Dogg's first solo album dropped in 1993 and included "Gin and Juice," which was listed at No. 8 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. Since then, Snoop has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. His latest release is the gospel record, "Bible of Love."
Snoop Dogg’s show was the first major stand-alone concert at Dell Diamond since the Zac Brown Band performed at the ballpark in 2011. Dell Diamond also hosted Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp in 2009.