The Scoop on Snoop

Gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg ((Interview, Dec. 13)) seems to contradict himself in his conversation with TIME. He states that his mother was strict and that if other parents were as exacting with their children, there wouldn't be as much violence. But why, if his mother was such a successful disciplinarian, is the Dogg facing murder charges? He tells us about some portions of his past that involved active violations of the law. The whole perspective as seen by Doggy Dogg is another of those ''poor, picked-on blacks'' views. His music is not of concern to me, but his way of...

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