Ramen, Udon, Thai, Soba, Vietnamese noodle heaven at Bolsa Chica State Beach for Labor Day weekend 2019.  There were noodles everywhere, and the best in hip-hop. Boasting over 20 noodle vendors with the event on the sand aptly titled Nood Beach presented by Foodbeast.
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E40 was on the stage as I walked into the gates.  With their new album Practice Makes Paper,  E40 wants to let us know that this is available on all formats. “I want ya’ll to make sure you put this on your playlist, stream it, buy it, have anything to do with it. New music, new E40, ‘Chase The Mothaf**kin Money!’ You can do it.”  Then E40 went into ‘Sliding Down The Pole,’ and of course the crowd went nutty during ‘I don’t F**k with You.’
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“Be careful out there. Look out for one another out there, for real,” said the MC. The audience was fired up and we were all ready to rock. “He’s certified platinum 20 times over, he is an executive producer, 20 time Grammy nominee, and works with Martha Stewart so you know it’s real! He is the epitome of crossover and guess what he’s from Long Beach! Proud of this dude, right here, I need ya’ll to make some noise.” DJ Snoopadelic was ready to spin some tunes with hits from his playlist and we were in for such a great time. No matter what Snoop addresses himself as or what character he morphs into be it Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion, or DJ Snoopadelic, whenever Snoop is in the house you know you’re in for a real good time. Welcoming DJ Snoopadelic onto the stage was Huntington Beach Mayor Erik Peterson.
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Snoop Dogg’s 1993 release of Doggystyle produced by Dr. Dre on Death Row Records is considered one if not, the biggest hip-hop records of all time selling almost a million copies within its first week of being released. On August 16, 2019 the master rap artist released his 17th solo studio album properly titled I Wanna Thank Me which he cleverly stated in his thank you speech while he received his Hollywood Star this past November, and features Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa, among many.  Snoop’s been hot for 30 years, he’s the only rapper who can thank himself while still sounding humble. I wanna thank you too Big Snoop Dogg for staying true to you, reppin’ that real west coast hip-hop sound while dropping insightful gems time after time with ease.  Snoop takes us back to that old school feel, and does it with style. You can tell how music feels to Snoop, that he genuinely appreciates it. His flow and rap skills have never faded, and you really gotta give it to the Doggfather, few have had his longevity but one can always expect an incredible performance from Snoop, he never disappoints. He packs them in and knows how to deliver the goods while keeping us wanting more. There’s nothing Snoop can’t do, everything is class and everything he touches turns to gold.
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“Mic check 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, what’s happening ya’ll anybody out there feeling good right now, anybody out there feeling the good vibrations make some mothaf**k!n noise!” DJ Snoopadelic threw some Eazy E in his mix, as well as Too Short, 2Pac, and House of Pain. His set even included surprises such as Pat Benatar’s ‘Love Is a Battlefield,’ Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You,’ and Joan Jett’s ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ towards the end of his set while keeping the energy levels jacked up high.
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DJ Snoopadelic managed to escape from the turntables and waltzed to the center of the stage during ‘Gin and Juice’ and really got the crowd sizzling. It was a sea of iPhones held high behind me. Mr. Joe Cool who did the artwork on the cover of Doggystyle was up there dancing with Snoop tossing out medicated products throughout the set which also included a shout out to the late Nipsey Hussle and then he went into  ‘Hussle in The House’.  Snoop expressed his gratitude for all the fans being there, saying how much of a lovely day it was while extending mad love to the real OG hustlers on the other side of the fence enjoying a free show in the sand and having a real good time.
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It’s all about unity and real good positive energy at Snoops concerts. We all were together on this glorious Sunday experiencing our own church-like event on the beach. Snoop always brings the good vibes with him. DJ Snoopadelic ended his set with the 1961 classic “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King. “Thank ya’ll peace, love,” he said on the microphone before exiting the stage.  The Doggfather has proven once again to be unstoppable. 
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“Make some noise for DJ Snoopadelic, aka the Dogg Father, we’re not done coming up next is Dash Berlin.”

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Although the concert emptied out pretty significantly and quickly following DJ Snoopadelic’s set, I gotta hand it to Jeffrey Sutorious aka Dash Berlin for spinning a mean set afterwords. Snoop isn’t an easy act to follow, but a thick crowd did stay. The bass was bumpin’ the tunes were spinnin’, the atmosphere was really laid back and chill. Everyone was having a good time. It really was a lot of fun put on by the people of Nood Beach – Noodle Snoop for everyone!

 

     

     

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Article & Photographs by: Maggie St.Thomas