Snoop Dogg Back of the Shop

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SNOOP DOGG TALKS ROOKIE HAZING, ALL-STAR GAMES, UNWRITTEN RULES AND MORE ON BACK OF THE SHOP

 

Hip-Hop Legend Joined by Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, Dez Bryant and Jason Pierre-Paul in Episode 2 of FOX Sports 1 Series

 

“Rapping is the Cousin to Athletics,” Says Snoop

Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg takes his turn in Jordan’s barber chair in the latest episode of FOX Sports 1’s BACK OF THE SHOP. Snoop Dogg is joined by Seattle Mariners superstars Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, and the five take on topics like rookie hazing, playing in All-Star Games, baseball’s unwritten rules, changes in the rap game and more. The episode premieres Tuesday, June 3 (8:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.

 

In the episode, Cano mentions that he likes the format of MLB’s All-Star Game. “It’s good, because now everybody goes and plays hard. You’ve got something you can play for,” he says. “Now you want to go; now you want to win; now everybody has to play hard.”

 

In addition, Snoop talks about the business of rap, how it has changed, and why musicians and athletes get along so well. “I think the rap game is a business now,” he says. “I think it’s turned into a conglomerate to where now you’ve got young millionaires. You’ve got people who can take care of their families and do something the right way and constructive as opposed to when I came up where it was drugs and gang violence.”

 

BACK OF THE SHOP, a new reality series from FOX Sports Originals and Relativity Media, is an unfiltered look at conversations between some of today’s biggest names in sports and entertainment set in the back of Jordan Sport Barbershop, which sits a tape-measure home run away from Yankee Stadium. Among the stars taking their turn in Jordan’s chair are Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, recent MLB 500 home run club member Albert Pujols, NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and many more yet to come.

 

QUOTES FROM BACK OF THE SHOP – EPISODE 2

 

On rookie hazing:

 

Jason Pierre-Paul: “Some things they made me do that I didn’t want to do, but you come and learn like, in order for you to get better you’ve just got to do it.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “You ain’t bigger than the system.”

 

Pierre-Paul: “Right.”

 

Dez Bryant: “The way I look at that is some guys do it just to be [expletive]. I paid $55,000 for a dinner, and it struck me the wrong way. I could’ve easily went off on every last one of them, but I didn’t. I kept myself together, and I wanted to change that. So you know what I did, went out there and did my thing. Now they’re allowing me to call the shots.”

 

Robinson Cano: “That’s the same thing in baseball. You’ve got a guy that says, you know what, you’re a rookie, bring me coffee, or you’re a rookie, you can’t sit here, stay over there. I don’t like that.

 

On playing in the Pro Bowl and All-Star Game:

 

Snoop Dogg: “Did you like the Pro Bowl this year, Dez?”

 

Dez Bryant: “It was cool. It was my first experience.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “So you don’t know what it’s like to play in the other one, when they were going like, half speed, nobody was hitting.”

 

Bryant: “No, when I played, they were trying to knock your head off.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “I saw somebody from the same team trying to bust his homie up.”

 

Bryant: “The Kansas City players, they were going at it.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “Your All-Star Game, is it for real?”

 

Robinson Cano: “Yes. Whoever wins, so [if the American League wins] let’s say, if we go to the World Series this year, we start at home. It’s good because now everybody goes and plays hard. You’ve got something you can play for. Before, guys would go to the All-Star Game and just, okay, that’s it, that’s good for me. Now you want to go; now you want to win; now everybody has to play hard.

 

Snoop Dogg: “I like that because you feel like the whole league is playing for the whole league now.”

 

On baseball’s unwritten rules:

 

Snoop Dogg: “You know what I don’t understand – in football and basketball, if we score a touchdown, we celebrate; if we slam dunk on somebody, we celebrate; when you hit a home run, if you all look at the pitcher, they feel like you all are going to start a fight.”

 

Robinson Cano: “They get mad.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “That ain’t cool to me.”

 

Cano: “I agree with you on that one.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “Can you all ever say something? Can you all, as the players, be like, that’s an old-ass rule from the 1950s and the ‘60s that don’t apply to us. We like to celebrate.”

 

Felix Hernandez: “I’m a pitcher, and I will tell you this – I don’t get mad. If they hit a homer, next at-bat, I try to strike him out, same thing.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “But as a pitcher, you’ve got to understand, if a [expletive] hits a home run off you, he should be entitled to celebrate and be like ah-ha. Because when you strike the [expletive] out, you go boom and do all that. Why can’t he do that?”

 

Hernandez: “Yeah, that’s why I don’t get pissed.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “But, you see, you’re the young generation. It’s probably the old guys. I’m going to fight for that rule for you. I’m going to talk to Bud Selig, because there should be celebration after a home run. You should be able to look at the pitcher, look at the crowd, fix your outfit and trot around the bases.”

 

On how the rap game has changed:

 

Snoop Dogg: “I think the rap game is a business now. I think it’s turned into a conglomerate to where now you’ve got young millionaires. You’ve got young people who can take care of their families and do something the right way and constructive as opposed to when I came up where it was drugs and gang violence. The rap game cleared that away, and that’s not cool no more. Rapping is cool, sports are cool. Rapping is the cousin to athletics because athletes want to be musicians and musicians want to be athletes.”

 

On locker room culture:

 

Snoop Dogg: “Is it hard getting everybody to get that dog mentality in the NFL locker room knowing that money’s involved, as opposed to when you were a kid, when you played, everybody just naturally wanted to win?”

 

Dez Bryant: “Everybody’s mind is different. Everybody’s got a different way of expressing themselves to the game. Like me, I love the game. I don’t even think about the money until it’s time. A lot of guys aren’t like that. All they care about is the check that will keep them moving.  Like I tell a lot of guys in that locker room, [expletive] the talent – confidence and effort, that’s all you really need. You’ve got to believe.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “I needed to hear that because I’ve got of kids that follow you or follow football, and they need to know that. So you believe in yourself and you put forth that effort…”

 

Robinson Cano: “I don’t want to say names, but I’ve played with guys that have been like, you know what, I don’t want to play today. They come in and I don’t feel good or I don’t want to come in. You need to have respect for your teammates. If you don’t want to play, just go home.”

 

Snoop Dogg: “In the rap world, you all give us some money, we want some more of it. And we try to go get more of it. And we try to do more to get more of it, because that’s our mentality. Our mentality is like that; we’re about that. That’s why we love sports so much, because we feel like you’ve got the same attitude and the same mentality that we’ve got. Just because you’ve got it doesn’t mean you’re content with it. You all want more.”

 

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