Snoop Dogg Dubs Kendrick Lamar West Coast “King” After ‘The Pop Out’ Concert

In 2011, Snoop Dogg helped pass the West Coast torch to Kendrick Lamar, and now, 13 years later, Snoop is crowning the emcee as “king.”

On Friday (June 21), Uncle Snoop hit Instagram Live from Canada to react to K. Dot’s explosive The Pop Out: Ken and Friends concert, which served as both a victory lap in his battle against Drake and a celebration of West Coast Hip-Hop/Juneteenth.

The Doggfather had nothing but love for Kendrick, thanking him for unifying various gangs across California all on one stage with no violence. Snoop ended his statement with an official coronation, granting him what could be the highest honor from an OG in the culture as a rapper—especially one that K. Dot has long since looked up to.

“Sending a big shout-out to K. Dot and all the homies from the West that stood together unified, organized in peace [and] love,” Snoop gushed. “That was fun to watch. Beautiful to see all my peoples come together… K. Dot, you are the King of the West. That’s the kind of sh*t kings do, we unite.”

And Kendrick echoed Snoop’s sentiments regarding the peaceful unification of bloods, crips, pirus, and other gangs during the Juneteenth celebration. While on stage, Lamar admitted that he was caught up in the moment and was getting emotional at the beauty of seeing all of Cali rocking together.

“It ain’t got nothing to do with no back-and-forth records,” Kendrick said at the Amazon-sponsored show. “It’s got everything to do with this moment right here. That’s what this sh*t was about. To bring all of us together.”  

As previously mentioned, Snoop, Kurupt, The Game, Daz, and Warren G passed the West Coast torch to Kendrick Lamar at the Music Box Theatre in Los Angeles.

Dr. Dre sat in the front row as Snoop Dogg christened the young emcee fresh off of Section .80, saying, “I’m a say this, and I’m a mean this. Ni**a, you got the torch,” Snoop said at the time. “You better run with it, ni**a, because it’s yours.”

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