Why Snoop Dogg is the Real MVP

By Ashley Logan on February 20, 2018

Snoop Dogg has almost as many nicknames as P. Diddy. With a new Netflix series and his recent win at the 2018 NBA Hip Hop All-Star game, you should probably call him Coach Snoop. Snoop Dogg’s love for sports has been evident since his family-based reality show “Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood,” the beloved rapper was often shown coaching his son’s football team and introducing new sports to his children.

With a coaching career of over 13 years, it’s no surprise that Doggy Dogg’s All-Star team would come out on top. Both Snoop Dogg and rapper 2Chainz were in charge of coaching the 2018 NBA Hip-Hop All-Star game in which their rosters would go head to head. Hosted by Adidas, this was their first stab at the NBA All-Star weekend festivities. There was an NBA sponsored Hip-Hop game as well, but the Adidas game took the cake.

Moderated by comedian and sports super-fan Michael Rappaport, there were many things about this game that was entertaining. At the end of the game, Snoop Dogg was announced as the MVP, having 15 points, 25 rebounds and five blocks. Chris Brown was another head turner Friday night but could not edge out Snoop as the real MVP. You can check out some highlights from the game here.

Snoop Dogg (via Wikimedia Commons)

Team Snoop (West Coast):

David Banner
Chris Brown
K Camp
Lil Dicky
Snap Dogg
Mistah F.A.B.
O.T. Genasis
Hitman Holla
Tdot Illdude
Joe Moses
Rob $tone
Chevy Woods

Team 2Chainz (East Coast):

Lil Bibby
Playboi Carti
Short Dawg
Dave East
Waka Flocka Flame
Freddie Gibbs
Trinidad James
Young M.A
French Montana

Snoop Dogg (via Wikimedia Commons)

Coach Snoop Loves the Kids

Initially created as an AOL series, “Coach Snoop” follows the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) and their adversities trying to reach the championships. Snoop’s Youth League was created in order to give inner-city children from across the nation the chance to play football. Netflix released a trailer for their new “Coach Snoop” series on January 18th, just a few weeks before it began streaming worldwide.

“Coach Snoop” is the spinoff of the AOL series and features an 8-part series that shows Snoop in his natural element as a youth organizer and long-time coach. Throughout the series, Snoop Dogg is shown on and off the field as well as the young men that play for his football league.

Personal struggles and obstacles of the children are discussed in a manner that teaches them about the journey of life and how things will always fall into place. In one scene, Snoop says to them “One thing about life: you’re gonna lose more than you win. But are you gonna get up?”

The SYFL was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization aimed to help the inner-city youth in the United States. On the SYFL’s website, their objective and mission is stated as: ”

“The objective of the SYFL is to provide youth, regardless of race, color, creed, or economic background the chance to learn the values of character, integrity, discipline, and teamwork through football and cheer; to bring all other communities together through a common interest in sports; to promote fair play and fellowship; to teach the game elements promoting safety, enjoyment, and healthy competition.”

During the first year of the league, there were over 1,300 participants that got the chance to play football, learn more about themselves, stressing the importance of education and how to operate in a team setting. Kids from ages 5 to 13 are the target market for the league, with teams stationed throughout California and other southwestern regions of the country. There are currently 50 different teams in the league with over 5,000 football players and almost 1,000 cheerleaders.

Launched after the football program, SYFL introduced their Cheerleader division that aims to instill those same values within the young girls and boys who decide to join. The SYFL brand is one that exudes positivity and provides a great number of resources that can’t always be learned in school. Take a look at the SYFL site and see for yourself the benefits of this nonprofit organization.

In an interview with Billboard magazine, Snoop Dogg pens his philanthropic ways to that of Muhammad Ali. Snoop says, “I don’t even look at this as philanthropy…It’s just what I love to do: help.”

The Real MVP

Beyond his 20-something year music career, Snoop Dogg is a man that wears many hats. Snoop Dogg does a lot with his celebrity status by bringing awareness to youth programs including his own, as well as through charitable donations and endorsements. Snoop even hosts a Turkey Drive annually in Englewood, California, where in 2016 he’d given away 3,000 turkeys.

Snoop and other celebrities alike that use their celebrity platform to give back to their communities are truly people to look up to. Other celebs like Kendrick Lamar, John Wall, Jay-Z, and Beyoncè are just a few of the many people that exercise their power to do good. Snoop Dogg is the real MVP because he displays charisma, compassion, and overall love for others.

By Ashley Logan

Uloop Writer
My name is Ashley Logan and I'm a Communications/ Journalism major studying at Albright College. I'll be graduating in 2018 and I'm so excited to enter the workforce and put all my ideas to use. I love writing about music, fashion, inclusivity, and whatever has been on my mind lately.

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