Sunday, March 21, 2010
Snoop Dogg: Perez Hilton Party SXSW 2010 Swagg Cafe Showcase
Article via Spinner & video via Billboard
The night's biggest name belonged to Snoop Dogg, who was also arguably the biggest draw at Perez Hilton's now seemingly annual One Night in Austin (Saturday, March 20) show (albeit largely because its was Snoop's only appearance while headliners Hole were marking Courtney Love's third gig in two days).
Perez and Snoop both seem antithetical to SXSW's up-and-coming indie ethos, but it's hard to argue against Snoop's performance skills. After so many years on the mic, he knows how to hype a crowd like few others here.
His recent albums may be a little lackluster, but last night he chose not to saddle his gig with too many new songs. Snoop kept to his current single 'I Wanna Rock' and otherwise played an all-hits set which prompted huge arms-in-the-air rap-alongs to crowd favourites like like 'Gin 'n' Juice,' 'Sensual Seduction' and 'Drop It Like Its Hot.'
But perhaps the biggest crowd response came from a fierce and utterly unexpected cover of House of Pain's 'Jump Around' which less surprisingly induced the free alcohol-soused crowd to do as instructed.
Austin 360 / The Statesman