Snoop Dogg promoting Punjabis (and Sikhs) in Bollywood

We’re continuing our coverage on Snoop Dogg in Bollywood. And now, we’re joined by the New York Times. Some may grimace at the thought of Snoop promoting Sikhs, but he’s definitely bringing us a LOT of exposure these days. snoop_and_akshay.jpg

Snoop Dogg wears a Sikh turban and an ornate long coat called a sherwani in a video of the title song, which was shot this year in Chicago… I really dig how much music is infused with the movies in Bollywood, Snoop Dogg said in an e-mailed response to questions. Lots of hip-hop tracks sample Indian music, and a lot of their music sounds like it was influenced by hip-hop, he said. Were putting together something real big in India, that will include collaborations, live shows and more movies with some of my Bollywood homies. [link]

Mewa Singh predicted that Snoop’s collaborative song with Bollywood would become the hottest new track with bhangra teams and Punjabis in the diaspora. It’s already taking over the airwaves in India, which is sort of a break through since hip hop has only been popular amongst the young, urban crowd there until now.

Im coming to take over Bollywood, Snoop Dogg promised during the video shoot. Ive never been able to come over there and do shows for you all, but now Im going to come and do shows, he said in a clip that the videos promoters put on YouTube. This is just the beginning. [link]

Ever wondered what Snoop thinks of you?

Snoop Dogg added: Snoop Doggs got love for everybody. I like how the Punjabis get down; the way they dress is fresh and they got a real appreciation for music. [link]

Bhangra has been remixed to hip hop beats, and hip hop has been using Eastern instruments and voices for background for some time. But this may just be the beginning of a much greater level of fusion between the two musical genres.


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23 Responses to “Snoop Dogg promoting Punjabis (and Sikhs) in Bollywood”

  1. Gurpreet says:

    Anyone else want to convert him ASAP?

  2. Gurpreet says:

    Anyone else want to convert him ASAP?

  3. ItsMe says:

    Puff Puff Pass :)

  4. ItsMe says:

    Puff Puff Pass :)

  5. J.T. Singh says:

    haha…good ol' snoop.

    I downloaded the song though. I have to say, its pretty weak for a snoop/bhangra track. I had high expectations.

    Alas.

  6. J.T. Singh says:

    haha…good ol’ snoop.

    I downloaded the song though. I have to say, its pretty weak for a snoop/bhangra track. I had high expectations.

    Alas.

  7. Reality says:

    I'm not sure about others here, but I don't validate my religion or my community by the opinions of a worldly celebrity that has historically celebrated the subjugation of women, the propagation of gang lifestyle, and the consumption of addictive intoxicants.

  8. Reality says:

    Actually let me update this.

    I think it's really sad and pathetic that all of you who hail from Sikh families, having such a rich heritage and tradition of uniquely outstanding personality and character, would feel so lacking in self esteem and self worth to be in anyway encouraged or inspired by the involvement of an individual like Snoop Dogg in promoting a Sikh identity. It is truly a case of the King's children forgetting they inherited the kingdom and bowing down to the court jester.

  9. J.T. says:

    Reality –

    I don't think anyone is encouraged or inspired Snoop Dogg, in promoting Sikh Identity. He's a rapper — not some awesome visionary, who can save us, you're quite right there. What I think is that we find him amusing, plain and simple.

    Sure, his music is offensive. But anyone can wear a turban and "big-up" Sikhs (including folks with do distateful things). Many would argue thats all that Bhangra is (all they are about is drinking and women)…but everyone in Bhangra Videos wear turbans and are proud of them. We don't condone them for wearing Sikh symbols and saying that they're proud (despite the fact that they do promote drinking and womanizing), but we don't condemn them either. In fact, many still dance to the music, despite the low character of the singers. I don't think that means they support them, their actions, or their beliefs in any way.

    Lets not be self righteous here.

    -JTS

  10. Reality says:

    I’m not sure about others here, but I don’t validate my religion or my community by the opinions of a worldly celebrity that has historically celebrated the subjugation of women, the propagation of gang lifestyle, and the consumption of addictive intoxicants.

  11. Reality says:

    Actually let me update this.

    I think it’s really sad and pathetic that all of you who hail from Sikh families, having such a rich heritage and tradition of uniquely outstanding personality and character, would feel so lacking in self esteem and self worth to be in anyway encouraged or inspired by the involvement of an individual like Snoop Dogg in promoting a Sikh identity. It is truly a case of the King’s children forgetting they inherited the kingdom and bowing down to the court jester.

  12. J.T. says:

    Reality –

    I don’t think anyone is encouraged or inspired Snoop Dogg, in promoting Sikh Identity. He’s a rapper — not some awesome visionary, who can save us, you’re quite right there. What I think is that we find him amusing, plain and simple.

    Sure, his music is offensive. But anyone can wear a turban and “big-up” Sikhs (including folks with do distateful things). Many would argue thats all that Bhangra is (all they are about is drinking and women)…but everyone in Bhangra Videos wear turbans and are proud of them. We don’t condone them for wearing Sikh symbols and saying that they’re proud (despite the fact that they do promote drinking and womanizing), but we don’t condemn them either. In fact, many still dance to the music, despite the low character of the singers. I don’t think that means they support them, their actions, or their beliefs in any way.

    Lets not be self righteous here.

    -JTS

  13. sizzle says:

    Reality,

    self-righteousness + a complete a lack of humor + a hilaroius lack of perspective = total buzzkill.

    or as snoop to the d-oh-double-g might suggest: chizzle mah nizzle.

  14. sizzle says:

    Reality,

    self-righteousness + a complete a lack of humor + a hilaroius lack of perspective = total buzzkill.

    or as snoop to the d-oh-double-g might suggest: chizzle mah nizzle.

  15. Reality says:

    First of all this is not self-righteousness, this is righteousness of Guru Gobind Singh. Second of all, there's nothing to cheer about (ignorance is bliss?) in a joker like Snoop Dogg promoting Singhs. Yes you can laugh about it, but you're effectively promoting it on this site. Lastly, perspective is what my comment is all about. Look at the bigger picture – Singhs are actually inheritors of a universal kingdom, and in this dark age we have morons representing us.

  16. Reality says:

    First of all this is not self-righteousness, this is righteousness of Guru Gobind Singh. Second of all, there’s nothing to cheer about (ignorance is bliss?) in a joker like Snoop Dogg promoting Singhs. Yes you can laugh about it, but you’re effectively promoting it on this site. Lastly, perspective is what my comment is all about. Look at the bigger picture – Singhs are actually inheritors of a universal kingdom, and in this dark age we have morons representing us.

  17. Reality Check says:

    Reality,

    Here is your reality check. Snoop Dogg is not promoting Singhs. It is just Halloween for him. OMG this website is promoting this by even discussing it, whoa!

    It seems people like you that cry about it are even bigger jokers than Snoop Dogg. Here is an article I am sure you would be pleased of

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1040

    Also, look at the comments by the gore on the bottom. Good job!

  18. Reality Check says:

    Reality,

    Here is your reality check. Snoop Dogg is not promoting Singhs. It is just Halloween for him. OMG this website is promoting this by even discussing it, whoa!

    It seems people like you that cry about it are even bigger jokers than Snoop Dogg. Here is an article I am sure you would be pleased of

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1040509/Rapper-Snoop-Dogg-culturally-insensitive-Bollywood-video.html

    Also, look at the comments by the gore on the bottom. Good job!

  19. essay ontime says:

    Indian music is so much popular now days. And in Bollywood the snoop dogg is very much in. the promote the music in new style. Like they sung very best in sing is king movie. They are very much different and wear a Indian turban. They are very unique.

  20. Jawad says:

    It’s surprising that the New York superstar and the Hollywood singer supporting the Sikhs in the Bollywood. I hope that this will be good http://www.topassignmenthelp.net/ for all the community members because I feel that these things should for the peace of the world.

  21. n songs says:

    Bollywood the snoop dogg is very much in. the promote the music in new style.