Snoop Dogg has learned quite a few nuggets of wisdom along the course of his career, and one of the most recent is the importance of being the so-called “dumbest” person in his circle.
On Sunday (October 8), the Long Beach legend took to his Instagram to share a conversation he’d had with Parrish Smith of EPMD, who explained that he’d had a conversation with Ice-T about “steel sharpening steel.” The turn of phrase, of course, is taken to mean that “we, as individuals, grow stronger (or better) when we surround ourselves with those who are strong.”
“If you’re the smartest one in your circle, you’ve got a problem,” Smith said, to which Snoop replied: “I want to be the dumbest one on my team. Because if I’m the dumbest one on the team, that means I got some bad muthafuckas around me!”
Check out the conversation below:
Throughout the course of his career, Snoop Dogg has shared his time with many from the music world. One such person is Ed Sheeran, who recently shared the story of how the “Gin & Juice” rapper got him so high that he couldn’t see straight.
The Grammy Award-winning singer was a guest on Conan O’Brien’s Needs a Friend podcast for an episode shared on Tuesday (October 3). Recalling a moment in Australia with the Doggfather and actor Russell Crowe from earlier this year, Ed said that he just couldn’t hang with the pair of veteran smokers.
“I was in Melbourne recently and I was with my wife and my mother-in-law and Snoop Dogg was playing and I was like, ‘We gotta go!’” Ed recalled. “I guess he plays in England but it’s never when I have a night off or whatever. So we went and I remember him meeting my mother-in-law and being like, ‘Wassup, Queen?’ I went with – I sort of got quite close friends with Russell Crowe over the years and he’s really close with Snoop Dogg. They have these intense smoke-offs.”
He continued: “They’re really cool. I don’t really smoke at all and I was in the dressing room and they’re just blunt for blunt for blunt and I’m like, I guess at some point in the night I have to just to be like, ‘I smoked with Snoop Dogg.’ So I was having this conversation with him and I was like this is good, like a good memory. I’m having this conversation, I’m drinking my wine and he’s like, ‘Do you want some?’ And I’m like okay, now’s the time.”
“So I have a bit and I’m like, ‘I don’t feel too bad. This feels good!’ So I have a bit more. Then I have a bit more. Then I have a bit more. Oh my God. I just remember looking at him and being like, ‘I can’t see right now!’”