Snoop Dogg says that the key influences he needs to write songs are ‘a lot of weed’ and ‘females.’
The rapper, who has recently changed his name
to Snoop Lion, has spoken about the inspiration he needs in order to write rap songs.
He said: “To write rap I've got to smoke a lot of weed. I need some music, old music, R'n'B, hip hop, anything that's 70s, 80s, 60s, something that's inspiring, then I've got to have a couple of females around for inspiration.”
Snoop then went on to compare it to riding a skateboard, saying: “It's a sport to me, because it's like you're driving me to want to out-do you.
“It’s like if I saw you doing a three sixty kick on a skateboard, I gotta do a seven twenty, just to outdo you. My style of rap, I'm going to say is tae-kwon-do.”