Snoop Dogg Rocks the Stage at Centre Bell | Legendary Gangster Party

The iconic rapper Snoop Dogg took the stage at the Centre Bell on Sunday night in a spectacular fashion. Arriving in a stunning vintage Chevrolet convertible just before 9 p.m., Snoop wasted no time in delivering a show-stopping performance. With a joint in hand, surrounded by four dancers – two on the ground, two on poles – and dressed in a tracksuit featuring the Canadian flag, the veteran rapper quickly launched into a string of hits.

With over 30 years in the music industry, nearly as many studio albums, countless collaborations, and memorable hooks, Snoop Dogg’s catalog of songs is one of the deepest among active rappers. Mixing in a performance by Tha Dogg Pound, he delighted the audience with his beloved tracks and some surprising ones for over 90 minutes.

Following stops in Halifax and Quebec, Snoop Dogg’s Canadian tour, along with his LA friends, made a memorable stop in Montreal before heading to eight other cities. Fans of G-Funk made sure to pack the Centre Bell for the occasion, while the dance floor was full of energy and hardly any chairs were occupied.

Starting the show with “The Next Episode” and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” set the tone for the evening. After a series of shorter snippets of hits and a surprise appearance by The Lady of Rage, who later returned, Snoop delivered a flawless rendition of “Lodi Dodi.” His clear lyrics and smooth flow paid homage to Slick Rick in an impeccable way. Hits like “I Wanna Love You,” “Beautiful,” and “Sexual Eruption” had the crowd dancing and singing along.

After covers of “Jump Around” and “Still D.R.E.,” Snoop made way for Tha Dogg Pound, who recently released the album W.A.W.G. Comprised of Daz Dillinger and Kurupt, the duo still complements each other perfectly. Despite the smoke-filled stage, their voices remained true to their classic recordings. While the newer tracks were less familiar to the crowd, the enthusiasm never waned.

Snoop returned triumphantly, sporting a jersey of former Montreal Canadien Chris Nilan, and performed hits like “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” The party continued with appearances by Daz and Kurupt for “Ain’t No Fun” and “Serial Killa.” The mood shifted with “California Gurls,” a collaboration with Katy Perry, followed by “P.I.M.P.” and other hits in memory of Biggie and 2Pac.

As the show neared its end, Snoop finally asked the audience, “What’s My Name?” The crowd responded in unison, chanting “Snooooop Doggyyyyy Dooooogg.” The anthem “Young, Wild & Free” with 1.4 billion streams on Spotify was also belted out enthusiastically.

The encore, “Gin and Juice,” was a fitting end to the night, leaving the crowd ecstatic that this canine-themed artist didn’t cancel the show like the previous night’s performer.

Opening acts impress

DJ Quik kicked off the evening at 7:25 p.m., offering a solid performance with vibrant beats and smooth flow. Warren G followed suit, showcasing his timeless hit “Regulate” alongside The Twinz and a karaoke tribute to Nate Dogg.

Overall, Snoop Dogg’s performance was a legendary night full of energy, nostalgia, and unforgettable music for fans at Centre Bell.