[artist id="1133"]Snoop Dogg[/artist] and [artist id="2427571"]Wiz Khalifa[/artist] are taking their pot-powered friendship to the big screen. The Cali spitter recently revealed details of the upcoming movie, which drops in April on a very appropriate date for two herbal enthusiasts.
“[I'm] working on something with my nephew, Wiz Khalifa. We working on a movie called ‘High School,’ which will be out 4/20/2011, straight to DVD, ya dig?” Snoop told Hip Hop Nation’s DJ Skee.
A movie following the adventures of Wiz and Snoop nearly ensures a dope soundtrack will accompany the flick, and the duo dropped the project’s first offering, “That Good,” on Tuesday. “[I'm] just trying to spread my wings and fly a little bit,” Snoop explained of teaming up with Wiz for the cinematic venture. “Do a little something for the old school, the new school, the true school. You know, just try to stay true to who I am and just make that good sh–. You know what I’m good for.”
Snoop, who has been on Team Taylor for a while, also added that he was proud to see the Pittsburgh MC break out as a rising rap force to be reckoned with. “It’s beautiful to see him gradually grow from somebody that’s hustling to the whole world starting to pay attention and respect him for who he is. To see him get that attention and that respect and that world renown that he deserves is a beautiful thing,” he beamed. “Now he just gotta stick to the script and keep making hot sh– and, you know, stay on course.”
Snoop also commented on the laid-back lyricists’ many similarities — from their beanpole frames to their botanical extracurricular activities — and explained that the movie idea sprung from teaming up on projects like Wiz’s “Black and Yellow” remix . He added that joining forces was not just good for the MCs, but a good look for the rap game in general.
“We decided to go ahead and say, ‘You know what? Let’s do a movie and a soundtrack and just become, you know, bosom buddies and do what we do ’cause we love what we do and we love each other and at the same time we know what the people want,’ ” he said. “The people want to see the two generations come together where hip-hop ain’t about old school and new school. It’s just about good music and making good moves and putting something out there that’s classic where people can respect it and say, ‘Yeah, so now, this was some gangsta sh– that really made hip-hop gradually grow to another level.’ ”
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