February 16 2005, 9:14 PM
Colorado's emergence as a hip-hop hot-spot apparently won't end with this weekend's NBA All-Star Weekend. Snoop Dogg is coming to -- of all places -- Vail, to perform an outdoor concert April 16 at the the Spring Back to Vail festival. Details aren't yet available on festival site, but a press release says:
The Snoop show will cap Spring Back to Vail's two week lineup of events and concerts that includes performances by Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, Toots & the Maytals, Maceo Parker and more. "Snoop really elevates the event to a whole new level," said James Deighan of Highline Sports and Entertainment, producers of Spring Back to Vail. "It's going to be an epic day for Vail and the ultimate way to celebrate the end of a great winter season." Snoop Dogg, who burst onto the scene with the release of his multi-platinum album, "Doggystyle" in 1993, is at the height of his popularity. Snoop's personal brand of slang, including terms like "Fo' Shizzle," has invaded the pop culture lexicon. Last fall, Snoop released his latest project; a solo album entitled "Rhythm & Gansta: The Masterpiece," to rave critical reviews and chart-topping popularity. The first single off the album, "Drop It Like It's Hot" was one of the year's most popular songs. Snoop's acting career has also taken off. His role as Huggy Bear in last year's "Starsky & Hutch," opposite Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, was a scene-stealing performance.Obligatory shizzolated version of this item available here.