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Snoop Dogg: Forum, London

Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 18 May 2011

LIKE LAW & ORDER stalwart Ice-T and Are We There Yet? star Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg is proof that one generation's corrupter of morals is the next's national treasure. The erstwhile "evil bastard" (Daily Star, 1994) is now a cosily ubiquitous pop presence, buried up to his neck in sand (Katy Perry's 'California ' video) or dolled up like he is advertising Admiral insurance (Gorillaz' 'Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach'). Approaching 40, Snoop is almost as cuddly as his comic-strip namesake.

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