An Open Letter to Snoop Lion About Ultra 2013, Weekend Two: That Shit Was Weak

Photo by Jacob Katel

Snoop Dogg, for getting high on stage at Ultra Music Festival, tossing blunts into the crowd, and almost maxing out the capacity of Klipsch Amphitheater, I salute you. For bringing your crew, running through the hits, testing new material, and throwing in a couple of covers, I salute you. For rockin' with the Snoopettes, doing that awesome anti-gun song, and getting thousands of girls to sing out loud about wanting to fuck, I salute you. Much respect to you, man.

But there's a lot of shit that pissed me off about your show during weekend two of Ultra 2013. For starters it was almost all old Dogg shit, and there was no bass. A lot of the tracks dropped with about as much power as leg lifts at a nursing home. Where was the Lion's roar?

Check out last week's review: "Snoop Dogg Goes From Rasta to Gangsta to Raver, Debuts "No Guns Allowed."

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-Ten Hours Trapped at the Trapped Stage With Flosstradamus, Baauer, UZ
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-Ultra 2013: Swedish House Mafia's Last Show Ever Was Celebratory, Not Sad

It all started out well and good, with a nice dusk settling behind the crowd.

The air was charged up with the living breath of a quarter-million party animals.

You had a crowd, and they were patiently waiting for the man, the myth, the legend, the great Snoop Dogg, California OG pimp, king of kush... Wait, patiently waiting? Your crowd was patiently waiting? What in the hell?

Woody Graber, a cool dude
Damn, yo. Sure, it was nice and beautiful and relaxing to chill by the bay. But if there's one thing I've learned about the people of Ultra, it's that they're looking for any excuse to rage. And they are fluent in the language of buildups and drops.

Location Info


Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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i think he doesn't care about the quality of his music anymore because the audience that he's pandering to is just a bunch of over-privileged, white potheads and wannabe hipsters who don't really understand rap nor reggae (they see reggae as 'get high' music).  yes, it's weak.  the shit is VERY weak, but who can blame him for minimum effort/maximum sales?  he's getting older, and i guess he's just looking for a steady income stream for his family...

Kenia West
Kenia West

damn. this shit is srs callin out Snoop Dogg nastyyy

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