But A Weed Thang
By Devin Horwitz
P4M: I know you like the weed, but I heard you've gone
through almost a half pound in the week since you've
been here in New York.
S: Oh so you mutherfuckers is monitoring me now, huh?
Shit, you know I gotta have all my flavors. I'm a flavorful
kind of nigga. And New York got good dope, but they
used to have bullshit. I used to have to bring my own
out here, but I don't bring shit no more. They've got
all kinds of machines at the airport, I refuse to show
up in the newspapers like that.
P4M: What are some of the cities you've had the toughest
time getting herb?
S: Anywhere down south. Alabama, Mississippi, you gonna
get straight dirt.
P4M: What about outside the country?
S: There's bullshit in Japan, bullshit in London...
P4M: Do you think herb has helped to mellow out a lot
of the thug mentality in hip-hop?
S: On the real, when me and Dre put chronic on the map,
we took crack out of the black community. It's erasing
the crack that was killing a lot of our people and sending
homies to the jailhouse. Now it's more controlled, civilized
and more about money and bitches and just smoking. That's
the cool shit. Before that, the crackhead niggas was
just running wild out there.
P4M: So why do you think the laws on weed are still
the ways they are?
S: I don't know. You'd think since they legalized alcohol...
but I don't really drink alcohol too much, just on special
occasions. Although it's been a special occasion for
the past three months. But they definitely behind it...
me, Dre, Woody Harrelson, need I name more? Damn we
got a whole coalition of mutherfuckers who support this
damn marijuana thing.
P4M: Last year you were on the cover of High Times magazine.
What was that experience like?
S: That was big man. That's one of my favorites 'cause
it's a magazine that keeps it real and it represents
the bud. And I do the bud, that's my preference of getting
high. This right here [taking a long pull], marijuana.
I ain't on no crazy ass drugs, no pills or shit like
that. A lot of mutherfuckers are on ecstacy or crazy
shit like that. This weed ain't doing nothing but inspiring
a nation of millions.
P4M: So you ever get hassled for smoking on stage at
S: In Detroit they was saying I couldn't smoke. So I
told the mutherfuckers, "Fuck that, I'm smoking. If
I can't smoke, I ain't doing the show and you know those
kids is gonna tear this mutherfucker up." It's the same
kind of shit up at MTV and BET and places like that,
you can't really smoke up there. But I try to violate
the rules as much as possible.
P4M: What about in the studio?
S: Yeah boy, some studios hassle me, but most of them
already now about me. I don't care if Britney Spears
or N'Sync or some mutherfuckers like that is up in there.
They best be prepared to get a whole lot of smoke in
P4M: Do you actually smoke in the mic booth?
S: Yeah. You ain't heard my radio show? It's the "Big
Snoop Dogg" radio show. We've got a 4:20 smoke session,
and basically I smoke during the whole show.
P4M: You've got this movie coming out where you play
a character named Jimmy Bones. Does he get his smoke
S: You know I keep it gangsta my nigga. Always.
P4M: What's that movie about?
S: It's actually a horror movie. It starts out as a
cool little player flick in 1979, then something goes
wrong and I get shot and killed. My spirit comes back
twenty years later to kill the people who killed me.
It's crazy dog.
P4M: You got this other character, Big Jeffrey The Pimp.
What's he all about?
S: He's this character I came up with, he's bigger than
life. Mutherfucker's got a 747 jet that he ride on by
himself. He flies the mutherfucker too, and he's the
bartender, for real. Plus he's the pimp, he make the
bitches do what they do.
P4M: I'll bet some of Big Jeffrey must have come out
in you on that Up In Smoke tour with all the screaming
girls and shit?
S: Actually, I had my wife out with me on the whole
tour. So no, I didn't fuck any bitches! Next question.
P4M: You just did the "Howard Stern Show." That must
have been fun.
S: That's my dog. He was up for a five years contract
extension, and he wanted me on the show so I had to.
Howard Stern and Big Snoop Dogg, that's boss shit. It
was cool, on some crazy shit. He had bitches come on
who wanted to get into Playboy, show their tits and
all that. There was this other dude, Al Goldstein or
something. That mutherfucker is an old ass freak. 65-years-old
and still making porn flicks. I'm not trying to see
that crazy fuck all butt naked. Just watch E! mutherfucker.
They'll replay it soon, check your local listings.