Guys, sometimes a very popular webseries steps up its game by going outside its internet boundaries and roping in one of the biggest stars ever. Epic rap battles did that this week, by getting Snoop Dogg (or Lion, or whatever, because I’m old enough to know just how many times this generation of rap stars changes their alias’) to play Moses in it’s battle between Santa Claus and Moses. While it’s a big plus to get a star of Snoop’s caliber, let’s take a look at some of the down sides to the move:
So many people they look like a recycled ‘Flintstones’ background
When you go up against Snoop In a rap battle you have to know that Snoop will draw the giant crowds. This guy has been destroying since the very early nineties. It’s like saying “I think I’ll challenge this guy to a battle at something he’s been one of the best at since I was just a twinkle in my father’s eye.” Well, your father’s eye can’t save you now!
"When you’re this successful, all jewelry must also be language."
And his popularity feeds into another important point: Snoop is one of the best.
Sure, you putting him your videos that are all about rap may seem like a good move initially, but know this: A mediocre rapper is absolutely horrible when faced to go up against one of the best of all time. Having a popular youtube channel doesn’t exactly qualify you to go up against the writer of “Nuthin’ But A G Thang”.
"Just like my job, except for the drugs, recognition, fame, money, sense of satisfaction, or even a lunch break"
Snoop does too many drugs to be beneficial. Sure, when he’s dropping lines about how he was ”high up on the mountain” we all laugh and appreciate the world play, but you know who doesn’t? Mothers. Moms with a purpose take great joy in getting things removed from Walmat, and the like. And who’s more of a symbol of youthful rebellion and violence than the formerly incarcerated Snoop Dogg? Not Rod Stewart, Mom and Dad will insist (though, when your parents are drunk I bet you can get them to admit Rod Stewart is awful).
I’m too old to remember my name.
The final issue with this: Snoop is done, man. Sure, he’s a legend t guys my age and older, but we’re not helping anyone break into youth culture. For God’s sake, I listen to Neil Young. When was the last time a record-buying nineteen year old said “I need to get me the new Crazy Horse album.” Snoop had his time, and by using him in a cameo to promote your video, you only denigrate both the quality of your video and his career. Please know, however, I am always available for a cameo (for a fee I need the money). Anyway, here's the video.