[artist id="1133"]Snoop Dogg[/artist] is re-releasing his Malice N Wonderland album as a two-part project, a suite of new music and a pre-packaged movie, which, according to the veteran rapper, will help explain the concept behind the collection. Snoop told MTV News last week that More Malice, featuring new collaborations with Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, should provide fans with more than enough Snoop.
“I like to be very creative. I like to give people all of Snoop Dogg when I give them an album,” he said. “I felt like on the [Malice N Wonderland] record, I didn’t give all of Snoop Dogg like I really could have. I had to make the record be about 12 songs and conceptually stick to the script as opposed to what I normally do with 20 to 21 songs on the album and overdose people. So what I did [on More Malice] was, I pulled back from the music and put a little more thought in the creative side as far as the visual aspects.”
In addition to the slate of new tracks, Snoop recruited Jamie Foxx, comedian Michael Collier and upstart MC Nipsey Hussle for the “Malice N Wonderland” movie; Snoop plays Malice and eventually makes it from his unruly surroundings to Wonderland, the same concept as the album. During his movie journey, Snoop has a lone superpower: the ability to control things with his hands.
“I’m able to deflect bullets and cause a great range of sound that can blow your eardrums out,” he said. “You know, I can just do many different things, whatever I want to do with my hands. This is the power that I wanted that people could identify with that wasn’t so farfetched, like me flying through the sky or going through a building. That’s just kind of hard to believe, but the way I got it, it’s believable.”
The California MC has had success in Hollywood throughout his musical career, from roles in “Starsky & Hutch” and “Bones” to “Baby Boy.”
“I like playing different characters that are diverse, that are farfetched from your imagination to where you feel like, ‘Only Snoop Dogg can do that,’ ” he said. “When I played Huggie Bear [in 'Starsky'], it was like a natural fit for me. When I played Bones, it was like a stretch for me. When I played in ‘Baby Boy,’ it was like something I should’ve been doing. So I tried to do things that throw you for a loop, but at the same time, when you see them, you say, ‘Wow, only Snoop Dogg could do it.’ And I felt like this was the perfect look for me right now.”
Snoop will host a star-studded premiere for “Malice N Wonderland” on Monday (March 22) at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
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