This past Weekend was all about….
Source Cited via Jecaryous Johnson
Snoop Dogg’s “Redemption of a DOGG” Stageplay by Houston’s very own Je’Caryous Johnson, along with Tamar Braxton and many more.
Snoop is kickin off his Stage Play in Houston’s Jones Hall this weekend the Redemption of a Dogg, I cant wait to check it out today (Sunday Oct.7, 2018) and of course give you all the #GinAndJuice lol. It’s almost Showtime for me!
Snoop Dogg will mark the 25th anniversary of his debut album, Doggystyle, in a way that’s oddly perfectly befitting his increasingly unpredictable latter-day career. The California rapper has announced plans for a tour of what’s being called his theatrical debut, a stage play based on his persona and music entitled Redemption of a Dogg.
The musical production was written, directed, and produced by award-winning playwright Je’Caryous Johnson and co-stars R&B singer/reality TV star Tamar Braxton. According to a press release, the “urban theatre” experience tells the story of “a multi-faceted character who is a gangsta rapper, family man and man of God. Redemption of a Doggexamines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family.”
All this is set to the backdrop of Snoop’s classic hits, as well as material from his recent gospel album, Bible of Love.(Hey, did you know Snoop Dogg put out a gospel album this year? ‘Cause he did.)
“I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on Redemption of a Dogg the stage play,” Snoop said in the release. “Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”
After a three-night run opening at Houston, Texas’ Hobby Center, Snoop will take Redemption of a Dogg on the road to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Find the complete itinerary below, right after you watch the very late-night-TV-style ad for the production. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, August 10th.
The rap legend, 46, and the R&B songbird, 41, are teaming up for a new play called “Redemption of a Dogg.”
The play, set against Snoop’s own music catalog, takes a close look at the struggle one man faces when he’s forced to choose between fame and fortune or faith and family.
Snoop also did a similar set during the 2018 Essence Festival, where he performed his legendary hits rapping about drugs and sex and ended the set with a ‘redemption’ of sorts from songs from his gospel album. I have to say it was quite entertaining and inspirational so I can totally see this working.
Nevertheless, Snoop and Braxton plan to take it across the country making various stops in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Memphis, Detroit and Norfolk, Virginia.
The first show kicks off in Houston, beginning October 5 and running through the 7th.
[ORIGINAL STORY] StraightFromTheA by ATLIEN Aug. 10, 2018