LAKE ELSINORE – The Puff Puff Pass Tour Part 2 concert, featuring Snoop Dogg, Warren G, DJ Quik, Tha Dogg Pound, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Pomona City Movement and LBC Movement, will come to Storm Stadium in Lake Elsinore Dec. 9.
The first album Snoop Doggy Dogg released in 1993, “Doggystyle,” launched the start of his famous 20-year career, including 14 studio albums, countless other musical features, and an ever-growing acting career. Snoop Dogg, as he is now commonly known as, has made and maintained a career that many can only dream of. To have such a long and prosperous career, Snoop Dogg has found a way to remain relevant across generations.
DJ Quik is a Compton rapper and producer who is widely known and highly respected. He released classic albums such as, “Quik is the Name” in 1990 and “Way 2 Funky” in 1992 and solidified his place in the 90s gangster rap era of hip-hop. Having put out several other albums since then, DJ Quik has also been producing for others. Known for his unique style of production, DJ Quik has been sought out by artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and many more to work on their projects. This year, DJ Quik put out an EP, “Rosecrans,” in collaboration with fellow Compton rapper, Problem.
Made up of rappers Daz Dillenger and Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound is a gangster rap duo from the West Coast. They broke into hip-hop in the early 90s, while being featured on Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” in 1992 and Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” in 1993. They released “Dogg Food” in 1995, which topped the Billboard charts. Both Daz Dillenger and Kurupt moved on to make solo careers for themselves, but Tha Dogg Pound has since then reunited to put out albums including “Cali Iz Active” in 2006, “Dogg Chit” in 2007, “100 Wayx” in 2010, and “Doggy Bag” in 2012.
Bone Thugs N Harmony is made up of five skilled emcees from Cleveland, Ohio, and is one of hip-hop’s most revered groups. Their rapid, melodic, and conscious lyrics and delivery caught the eye of the late Easy E in the mid-1990s. Signed to his Ruthless Records, Bone Thugs N Harmony released “Creepin on Ah Come Up” in 1994, and quickly rose to fame. In 1995 they produced hits “1stof the Month” and “Tha Crossroads,” which would be a dedication to Easy E who had just died. Over the years, the members Bizzy Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Krazy Bone, Layzie Bone, and Wish Bone have gone on to pursue solo careers, but the group still comes together for shows and projects.
One of the originators of the hip-hop sub genre G funk, Warren G is most well-known by the song released in 1994 called “Regulators” and featuring Nate Dogg. Warren G went on to have a prominent career as a rapper and a producer. He produced tracks with Dr. Dre and for artists Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, MC Breed and more. His most recent album was in 2015, titled “Regulate… G Funk Era Pt II” which includes unreleased work he did with the late Nate Dogg.
The Diamond, 500 Diamond Drive, is a state-of-the-art facility in Lake Elsinore that is one of the finest ballparks in the Minor Leagues. The Diamond can accommodate 8,000 fans for baseball with 6,066 fixed seats, 11 luxury suites. With additional on-field seating, the stadium can be transformed into a concert or boxing venue with a total seating capacity of 14,000.
The Diamond is currently managed by Storm Entertainment, a newly developed entity of Storm Baseball. Storm Stadium hosts sporting events, concerts, high school graduations, corporate picnics, fundraisers, car shows and much more. Tickets for the concert are $69 for center stage seating and $49 for general admission. Doors open at 6p.m., and the show starts at 8p.m. For tickets or more information, please visit www.stormevents.com or www.puffpuffpasstour.com.