West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg can add television co-host to his resume after appearing on weekday game show “The Price Is Right” Monday (January 2) morning.
According to reports, Snoop’s appearance was in an effort to raise money for his youth football team.
Snoop Dogg made one of his patented “Did He Really Do That?!” appearances on Monday with a spot on “The Price is Right,” joining Drew Carey to create what is the greatest hip hop-daytime TV collaborations in history. The rapper played the game first, notching $72,585 for his Snoop Youth Football League (his mind was on the children’s money, this time) and then took a turn doling out the prizes. Apparently, this was a big thrill for him, as he spoke after the show about growing up watching “The Price is Right.” (Huffington Post)
The rapper-turned-actor’s “Price Is Right” appearance marks the first of more to come this week.
The iconic pop figure appeared on The Price Is Right on Monday, as the show kicked off a week of celebs appearing for charity. Snoop’s appearance was to benefit his Youth football league, and he did it proud, taking in over $72,000 for his cause. Snoop explained that the The Price Is Right was one of his favorite shows to watch while skipping school as a child. “The feeling was still here. It’s like it never left.” (Radar Online)
Following the show’s airing, Snoop opened up about his youth football squad.
“The Snoop Youth Football League is something that we created over seven years ago and it was put together to try to help the inner city kids with all the gang violence and drugs and negativity,” Snoop said in a post-show interview. “We wanted to put something in the community that would be positive, they could do that could be here 20 years from now. A football league is very productive and its positive and it keeps a lot of kids out of trouble and it shows them how to organize and work together.” (RapFix)
Outside of television buzz, Snoop Dogg’s new Mac & Devin Go To High School soundtrack debuted on the sales chart last week.
West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa‘s Mac & Devin Go To High School Soundtrack debuted on the chart at No. 26. With seven days to their names, the duo’s new joint record has sold 39,000 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Snoop Dogg on “The Price Is Right” below: