Just announced Mount Westmore featuring Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40 will be taking the stage at Pechanga Arena San Diego on May 19, 2022.
ABOUT SNOOP DOG
American rapper and songwriter, Snoop Dog, became one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap in the 1990s and was for many the epitome of West Coast hip-hop culture. In 2012 Snoop announced that, as a result of his embrace of the Rastafarimovement, he had adopted the name Snoop Lion. Under that moniker, he released the reggae album Reincarnated a year later. Also in 2013 he collaborated (under the name Snoopzilla) with funk musician Dâm Funk on the album 7 Days of Funk. He resumed the name Snoop Dogg for the funk and R&B release Bush (2015), produced by Pharrell Williams. Snoop returned to rap for Neva Left (2017) and followed up with a double album of gospel music, Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love (2018). After that detour, he released the rap album I Wanna Thank Me (2019).
ABOUT ICE CUBE
American rapper and actor, Ice Cube, whose membership in the seminal gangasta rap group N.W.A. gained him acclaim and launched his successful solo career. Ice Cube is known by hip-hop critics and fans as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time; to many others, he is best known as a television and movie star. His 1992 release, The Predator, contained the inventive ghetto anthem “It Was a Good Day” as well as the popular hard-driving single “Check Yo Self.”
ABOUT TOO SHORT
Too Short was among the first West Coast rap stars, recording three albums on his own before he made his major-label debut in 1988 with the RIAA-certified gold Born to Mack. Anticipating much of the later gangsta phenomenon, he restricted his lyrical themes to explicit tales of sexual prowess and street life, with the occasional social message track to mix things up. Likely the only rapper to have recorded with 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z — all superstars indebted to his work — he has remained an inspiration for his vulgar verses and sparse instrumentals, remaining an iconic presence in the hip-hop landscape through the ensuing decades with projects like 2020’s E-40 collaboration Ain’t Gone Do It/Terms and Conditions.
The Bay Area rap musician E-40, renowned for his fast, slick rhymes and unique Ebonics slang, attracted a cult following in the 1990s when he established himself as an independent artist with his own label. Picked up by Jive Records in the mid-1990s, the hefty, six-foot two-inch rapper earned the respect of fellow hip-hop artists and the devotion of a mainly West Coast fan base. Mainstream success seemed to elude the influential rap veteran, whose music appealed mostly to fans of alternative and hardcore rap. Yet E-40 held his ground with 2002’s Grit & Grind and 2003’s Breakin News, gaining radio airplay and affirming his importance in the rap world.