Back in 1993 when Snoop Doggy Dogg
first appeared on the scene with his name-laden-chorus-hook song "Who
Am I? What's My Name?", I had the idea of doing a parody of
that song about the comic strip "Peanuts",
its main character Charlie Brown,
and of course his dog Snoopy.
I wrote the idea down in my notebook, but never started working on it
mainly because I assumed that somebody somewhere was going to do the
same idea. I figured everyone else was thinking the exact same thing
that I was; that it was very, very silly that a supposedly big-bad,
scary, tough gangsta rapper seriously named himself after a world
famous cartoon dog.
17 or so years later, I'm going through my old notebooks looking for lost undone song ideas to talk about on my podcast, and I found "Snoopy The Dogg" written on my very first list of song parody ideas, and my mind boggled at the fact that to this day, still, nobody had ever recorded a comedy song tying "Snoop" to "Snoopy". And since Charles Schulz was such a huge inspiration to me both in art and comedy when I was very young, I figured it was time for me to stop being so wishy-washy and make this tribute tune a reality.
Backup vocals by Carrie Dahlby [the little red haired girl], cameo vocals by Chris Mezzolesta [beagle scout leader], Insane Ian [isn't he the cutest thing?], and the Stacey [naturally curly hair]. Music by Jared Ringold [sly dog], additional instrumentation and mixdown by Bob Emmet [Daisy Hill Puppy Farmer].
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scifantasy - Mar 8, 2011
Heh! I love it--the "Linus and Lucy" Vince Guaraldi references, the _other_ "Charlie Brown" lines...brilliant.
devospice - Mar 8, 2011
I love this. On a somewhat related note when I was in college I had a caricature assignment and I chose to draw Snoop Dogg. I drew him sitting on top of Snoopy's house with Charlie Brown standing next to him saying "Why can't I have a normal dog like everybody else?" Came out cool.
mrwompy - Mar 8, 2011
Funny and well-done!!!
EclecticLee - Mar 8, 2011
This is a fun romp.
wildcard9 - Mar 8, 2011
Fantastic song, thanks for previewing it to those of us who attended MarsCon last weekend. I was looking forwards to getting the studio version today.
A-Log - Mar 8, 2011
I smell a hit! I can see this match up with The Royal Guardsmen and their hit about Snoopy.
lukeski - Mar 8, 2011
seamonkey - Mar 8, 2011
Absolutely brilliant! This is the kind of Luke Ski I love. Good grief!!
djseamus - Mar 8, 2011
I'm down with D-O-G, yeah you know me! Well done Luke and Co. May the Great Pumpkin bless you.
Stavro288 - Mar 9, 2011
Excellent tune. I've added it to the playlist for The Mad Music Show this weekend. If there IS a show this weekend, that is...
computerking - Mar 9, 2011
Great stuff! really funny, and I think even Snoop himself would enjoy it... or Snoopy. Well, one of them would enjoy it...
Jeff Reuben - Mar 9, 2011
Love the song! Loved seeing it performed live last weekend.
Insane Ian - Mar 9, 2011
Another classic song by the great Snoop-Ski! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!
Carrie Dahlby - Mar 9, 2011
This. I like this. Lots.
stevegoodie - Mar 10, 2011
Brilliant! Well done sir!
ProjectSisyphus - Mar 11, 2011
Great rhymes Luke! And congrats on being the first to make a Snoop Dogg song about, well, Snoopy.
CaptNova - Mar 12, 2011
I loved in when I heard this at Marscon. Nice to see you still can knock out hits.
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maxgoof - Mar 8, 2011
WELL DONE!! This is the best thing you've produced in a while, Luke. Thank you for the tribute to Charles Schulz at the end. Shame this wasn't made in The Living Years.