Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg has claimed that he would like his next studio album to feature elements of opera.
The American rapper, AKA Calvin Broadus, revealed that he would like to include opera in his 11th album ahead of his headline set at London’s Lovebox Festival this weekend (July 17), where he performed the entirety of his 1983 debut album 'Doggystyle' to a 40,000-strong crowd in Victoria Park.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Snoop said: "I'm always trying something new. On my latest album ‘The Doggumentary’ I worked with Willie Nelson and David Guetta. Next time I'd like to try a little opera."
As an artist known for his pioneering mixture of musical styles, this idea of opera within Snoop’s work isn’t quite as surprising as it seems. Yet the rapper also had some words of wisdom up his sleeve: "Be real not fake, be you, that's what I say to all the kids around the world," he said. "The kids and fans appreciate that."
Snoop Dogg's new single 'Boom', which features fellow rapper T-Pain, will be released on July 18, and he will be touring the UK in October. For more information and to buy Snoop Dogg tickets, head to Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Snoop Dogg – Live at Manchester International Festival