Snoop Dogg Publishes Smokeable Lyrics Book
, April 11th, 2012 10:58
Put that in your pipe and, erm, read it: Snoop Dogg fights e-reader takeover with new book, boasting a pocket-friendly size and smokable pages
Rapper, entrepreneur and marijuana connoisseur Snoop Dogg is celebrating his Coachella headline slot by publishing a book of his lyrics, reports The Guardian. While fellow author Jarvis Cocker decided to publish his recent lyrics compendium in an elegant brown Faber paperback, Snoop has adopted an arguably more eco-friendly approach, putting out a tome that can be, err, 'recycled' after reading.
Featuring the lyrics to favourites ‘Gin and Juice’, ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and ‘Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang’, Rolling Words: A Smokable Songbook will be printed on Snoop’s new Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers, which can be removed and smoked once you’ve learned them off by heart. Snoop has given some serious thought to making this the literary smoker’s choice: it’s printed in non-toxic ink, all the pages have perforated edges for easy tearing and he’s even added a match-striking strip on the spine so you can light up without even leaving your chair.
Introducing the book in a brief video (watch below), Snoop, sitting in an office populated entirely with his own merchandise, explains: "I made this book so people can always remember, you can roll with an expert, you can roll with Snoop, get it together."
Waterstones are yet to take a delivery of the new hardback (it’s got a rather fetching twine cover), and it’s not yet clear how the book will be distributed, though attendees at Coachella will be able to sample the rolling papers, via posters with detachable tabs placed around the site.
Current public opinion seems highly favourable: a poll on NYDailyNews.com reveals a whopping 87% ‘I like it!’ reaction, with a meagre 5% choosing the ‘I wish he'd stick to music’ option. Either way, Snoop can now add ‘and self-publish my own work’ to the end of ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’s list of accomplishments, “I'm a Bad Boy, with a lotta ho's / Drive my own cars, and wear my own clothes”.