BY JAMIE UMBACH – ROGERSPLACE.COM
EDMONTON, AB – The haze has finally lifted at Rogers Place following a stage-crushing show from Snoop Dogg & Friends on Wednesday.
The night started at a slow-burn and turned into a full blaze, with west coast-inspired rappers Afroman, Warren G and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony bringing the west coast vibes of gangster rap to the stage in a grand demonstration of one of the genre’s greatest eras.
Fittingly, the Puff Puff Pass tour was here to celebrate 25 years of Doggystyle, Snoop Dogg’s 1993 debut album that set the G-funk era alight. Warren G, and many of the others who joined Snoop on tour, have been with him since the beginning since they were childhood friends recording homemade tapes and getting the attention of Dr. Dre.
The rap time machine back to the ‘90s wasn’t limited to Snoop as big players like Afroman, who made his name with tracks like “Because I Got High”, and Warren G, who had his hit “Regulate” climb to #2 on the Billboard charts in 1994 got the crowd started.