Dr. Dre and Quincy Jones to present Snoop Dogg with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Just before Long Beach gets to finally experience Snoop Dogg’s “Redemption of a Dogg,”  his stage musical that both uses his music and tells the tale of a character eerily Snoop-like, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Long Beach rapper will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With the honor set to take place two days after appearing in Long Beach for “Redemption” on Nov. 19, Snoop will be recognized in the recording category and mark the 2,651st star on the Walk.

His star will be installed in front of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” building at 6840 Hollywood Blvd., where Kimmel himself will be on hand to honor Snoop. The two most stellar guests, however, will be none other than Snoop’s longtime friend and producer, Dr. Dre, along with recording legend Quincy Jones.


“Snoop Dogg is one of those people who can do anything. He raps, he acts, he hosts a television show, he cooks, and helps community kids with his philanthropic work,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a statement. “He is a man of the ages and we welcome him to our Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

Snoop made a recent appearance at ComplexCon earlier this month with the life-size replica of the VIP Records sign. This follows what some have called Snoop Dogg’s “return home” era that has prompted the creation of things that are seemingly out of the ordinary for a kid who was raised in the epicenter of local gang life during the late 80s and 1990s: He went back to church with a gospel album (and won an award for it). He returned to the LBC stage after a lengthy and politically influenced hiatus. And the man has announced a cook book and offered Long Beach kids some free advice on creating music.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.