Snoop Dogg offered free game on how he pays it forward to those who came before him.
In a recent interview on the "All The Smoke," podcast hosted by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, the "Doggyland" hitmaker revealed the noble acts he has committed to pouring back into legends in the music world who might be experiencing challenging times.
“You’ve got to take care of your own," said the rapper.
Still, Snoop Dogg isn't just parading his actions for show. He's doing it to set a standard.
“You’ve got to set an example," he continued. "We do it privately. I’ve done it many years with some of the artists that needed help, that needed physical and financial help. It’s not a public thing for me. I’m not going to say, ‘I helped him.’ But when they did that publicly, that’s what it’s supposed to be."
The multi-Grammy winner isn't just talking the talk; he's walking the walk while challenging other successful lyricists in the rap game to do the same.
“Respect your elders because you making all this money — not that you have to — but if you love this rapper and respect this rapper, you see he’s down on his luck, he may need some money but he has pride. He can’t even ask you ’cause he used to be you,” he explained. “But you have enough man in you to say, ‘Unc, I’ma throw you something.’”
While he remains tight-lipped on who he's helped along his journey of service, he did name-drop another artist who's committed to showing up for those in need. This person also performed alongside him at the 2022 Super Bowl in Snoop's hometown of Los Angeles.
“There’s been many times where me and 50 Cent together have called some of our O.G.’s and put bags on him. And O.G. like, ‘Oh man, nah.’ We ain’t trying to hear that sh*t. We know you need it. Here, ni - - a.”
He added, “That’s what it gotta be! But that’s who we are, that’s who me and 50 is. I can’t speak for everybody else, but if any O.G. that me and him respect — it’s happened a couple of times, that’s why I can bring his name up. I don’t have to say the person or the people."
“But  feel like I feel. If it’s a O.G. that need it, that’s down, that don’t know how to ask for it, I put it in. [Sometimes] they’re like, ‘Oh, 50 just…’ And I’m like, ‘D - - n, he beat me to it.’”
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