If you’re a journalist interviewing Snoop Dogg, obviously one of your first questions is going to be about whether he’d like to record with… Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers? Okay, maybe not, but I’m very glad that an E! Online reporter broached that topic this week, producing the following reply: “Hell yeah! We’ll make some gangsta pop music.” Sounds like a plan! Miley and the JoBros are growing up fast, after all, and what better way to signal their newfound maturity than by inviting the cuddly TV dad who recorded “Deep Cover” into the studio?
Truthfully, I am of the belief that few artists’ work could not be improved by a small pinch of big Snoop from time to time. At worst, you’ll get some quality LOLz and a few days’ worth of head-scratching blog mentions; at best, some of the man named Dogg’s indestructible charisma will transfer itself to your music. I’m going to guess that anything Snoop recorded with Miley or the Jonases would fall in the “Wha?!” category, which is fine by me.
So let’s all hope that this materializes (it won’t), and that Snoop Dogg extends his spirit of collaboration to all sorts of unexpected artists. The less likely the better. I’ll also take this opportunity to note that singer Ed Droste, of Music Mix faves Grizzly Bear, recently tweeted a possibly-semi-serious invitation for Snoop Dogg to hop on a remix for his band’s “Two Weeks.” Make it happen, Snoop! Don’t you agree?