The latest episode of Noisey’s Back & Forth series sees the original paired with the contemporary, as Snoop Dogg goes head-to-head with A$AP Rocky for a round of tit-for-tat questions involving everything from groupies, to Drake, to the price of success.
Synonymous with wild groupie action, Snoop could easily be considered an authority on the topic, so when asked by Rocky about how the groupie game has changed since Snoop first emerged in the ’90s his answer was sure to be accurate:
“The ’90s groupies were all women. It was a minimal male groupie percentage, but they would get their ass kicked so quick that they would get turned off fast where they would become haters.”
What with camera phones, Twitter and all that these days, it’s apparently become too hard to treat the male groupie with such disdain. As Snoop adds:
“Now in the 2000s, you deal with more males than you deal with females. And they attach onto you a little harder and it’s kind of hard to be disrespectful, because at the same time this is a fan.”
Things then took a more serious turn, as Snoop talked about the price of his success. Having risen from a scene bloated with artists – some talented, some not so much – it was inevitable that a rise to fame as prominent as Snoop’s would leave some of his homies in his wake.
As Snoop explains, it’s not as easy as you’d think to save your friends from rock bottom:
“There’s 60 niggas that you was rapping with, and out of them 60 you the motherfucking one. And you can go back and try to help all 60 of them, but guess what, ain’t none of them ever going to be you, I can’t make you a star. Stars are born, they’re not made.”
Despite the intense banter, the pair never breaks rotation, passing that spliff without missing a beat for the entire interview. Respect. God they’re stoned…
Watch: Snoop Lion X A$AP Rocky – Back & Forth Ep. 20 Part 1/2
Watch: Snoop Lion X A$AP Rocky – Back & Forth Ep. 20 Part 2/2