The D-O Double Gizzle sells out the show on Colfax
Anyone you know who adds an “izzle” on to the end of their words can immediately tell you where that came from: “The King of The West Coast”, Snoop Dogg. And the king made his presence known on Saturday night at the Ogden Theatre on Colfax. Snoop has now taken the throne as the patriarch of west coast rap, so it was no surprise that there wasn’t a ticket left the night of the show. In fact, a quick search on craigslist showed the popularity of this rap icon, with tickets being resold for as much as $100 a piece. Snoop Dogg, along with opening acts Turf Sharks and Sid Fly didn’t disappoint fans waiting to hear their favorite rhymes from the man Dr. Dre introduced to all of us in the early nineties.
The Turf Sharks warmed things up with a ridiculous entourage fielding the stage. The group lit up the audience with their rhymes and energy, at one point even throwing out stacks of dollar bills into the crowd. Soon to follow was the lyricist Sid Fly who kept the vibe going, and prepared fans for what they were waiting for, the big neptizzle. After a long wait Snoop finally took the stage to appease the restless fans who were eager to finish the party off right. Entering to the classical music piece “O Fortuna” Snoop’s performance could only be described as epic. Fans sang along to all of his classic hits like “Gin and Juice” and “Drop it Like it’s Hot” as well as to his latest chart topper, “Gangsta Luv."
Snoop kept the party flowing, doing things like bringing groups of ladies on stage to dance along, and giving continual shout outs to Denver and his favorite green plant, now sold for medicinal purposes all over the city. There’s a reason Snoop Dogg is still the king of rap in the west, and Saturday was proof.