Snoop's Hot Streak Continues With Films, Tour

MC will appear in five upcoming films.

Snoop Dogg's New Year's resolution is easy: to make sure there's "more to come." He has a tour he wants to launch in the middle of the year, two smash singles and no less than five movie projects in varying stages of production.

"The story behind the title of 'Let's Get Blown,' " he said of his latest single, "is us having a good time: It's 2005, and we wanted to make music to make you feel good."

Then there's the first single from his R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece LP, "Drop It Like It's Hot," which doesn't look to be going away anytime soon.

"The record is big, it's growing and growing," Snoop said. "I think the growth and development of Snoop Dogg as an artist and as a person got me there: Being able to go through what I went through and stand tall through it all. At the same time that I'm growing, people are appreciating that I'm doing the music thing from the heart."

The Dogg has just completed work on one of the several films he's appearing in. He spent a month shooting the role of Willie Spearmint in a film called "The Tenants," in which Dylan McDermott also appears.

"He's a writer, a journalist," the lanky MC said of Spearmint. "He just got released from the jailhouse. He's writing about the [militant] movement. It's a great suspense drama with Dylan McDermott as my co-star."

In other Snoop cinema news, the MC has lent his voice to a bloodhound named Lightning in the family comedy "Racing Stripes," due in theaters January 14. The film also features the voices of Frankie Muniz, Dustin Hoffman, Mandy Moore and David Spade. Snoop's also doing voice work for another kids' film, "Arthur and the Minimoys," which will feature the voices of David Bowie and Madonna.

Other upcoming films include "Boss N Up" (where he plays a reformed pimp trying to get into the music business), which co-stars Lil Jon and Trina, and "Coach Snoop," which is based on Snoop's experiences coaching a Pop Warner football team.

Finally, the Dogg's tour plans are just getting under way: He's looking to hit the road in May or June.