11:58 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 03/05/2004 10:15AM
March 8, 2004SNOOP DOGG GETS HUGGY-ABLEDo rappers make better actors than rock stars? Snoop Dogg sure thinks so. "We take more art, more time on our craft," he says. "Once a rapper gets respect as an actor, it's his job to step all the way up and want to be the best because the rap world is so competitive." Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, has a supporting role as Huggy Bear in the big screen adaptation of Starsky & Hutch. The gig, he says, is one reason why fans are no longer intimidated by him. "People are starting to see me smile more, and see more and more appearances (that aren't) just rap. When I was Snoop Dogg the rapper, everybody was frightened because they didn't know what to expect. Now I have so many characters I've played and so much range in me, I'm approachable."
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