"Gin & Juice" makes it to the White House. Snoop Dogg performed a jazzed-up rendition of his classic party song for President Obama as part of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors recently and now video footage is available. Snoop paid homage to Kennedy Center award recipient Herbie Hancock with a clean version of his hit song over US3's "Cantaloop," which samples Hancock's "Cataloupe Island."
Snoop and his entire family were giddy to visit the White House as part of the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors and the rapper took video to capture the huge moment. "I've got my wife, my daughter and we're going to have a good time," the rapper muses during the clip. "Eastside LBC to DC, my baby boo been with me the whole way through... We at the White House doing it big."
Rappers have gotten plenty of love from the White House ever since the presidency of Barack Obama. Last year, DJ Khaled and Jay Z were shouted out by the POTUS during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. “How do you like my new entrance music?” Obama asked the audience, walking in to Khaled's "All I Do Is Win." Rush Limbaugh warned you about this – second term, baby. We’re changing things around here.”
He later took a line from Jay's "99 Problems" and quipped, “This whole controversy about Jay Z going to Cuba, it’s unbelievable...I've got 99 problems and now Jay Z's one."