Kendrick Lamar showed his respect to ‘Tha Doggfather’ -Snoop Dogg who has been in the rap game for about 24 years, Kendrick presented Cordozar Calvin Broadus a.k.a ‘Snoop Dogg’ with the I Am Hip-Hop honor at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday (Sept. 17) at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Kendrick Lamar spoke highly of the revered West Coast pioneer.
“He mastered the game through tests and challenges that earned him the respect of a college professor, except his game came from the streets,” said K-Dot (via Chicago Sun-Times). “He put [me] on game, so I would avoid the same pitfalls. … Snoop Dogg was the god and continues to be so.”Snoop continued to share his insight on stage while accepting his award.
Snoop also added- “To all the young rappers in the game, a lot of people don’t understand you,” he said. “Y’all are misunderstood. I was misunderstood at the beginning. So you got to keep pushing, be original and diverse. Hip-hop was created many years ago, and it’s taken people so many places. You have to be who you are.”
The show will air Oct. 4 on BET.