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Snoop Dogg Teaches Larry King How To Rap Doggystyle [Video]

Rap 101 Doggystyle.

Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion invited former CNN talk show host Larry King on his GG News Network YouTube channel to teach him how to rap.

The awkward and somewhat embarrassing video, which the Fuse TV website describes as “adorable and totally giggle-inducing,” is embedded above (Note: partially NSFW). The two stars also switch clothes and roles, which is supposed to be funny.

One one level, however, the video provides perhaps an interesting look behind the curtain into the creative process. In the footage, Snoop — who has sold 30 million record albums worldwide — asks King to list his favorite things to do, and from that information a rap is born.

Apparently Snoop Dogg/Lion and Larry King have something of a mutual admiration society going. On the video they profess their love for each other. Snoop says he loves King’s “style, swag, your look, everything, the way you interview and kick back; it’s so appealing.” King in turn praises the rap star for being “one in a million.”

In the video, Larry King incorrectly claims, however, that he is breaking ground as the first Jewish rapper but several artists actually have beat him to that honor.

According to the AV Club website, “While King ostensibly gets credit for fully committing to the concept, his rhymes about Jiffy Peanut Butter and how much he likes having dinner at a nice restaurant are nothing but wack. Fortunately there’s some witty Dogg and King banter book-ending the actual rap, and that’s actually not all that horrible to watch. These two guys might have a little something in common, though that thing’s clearly not a propensity for smooth lyrical flow.”

They also reminisce about their love for chicken and waffles at a restaurant that King refers to as “groovy.”

His rap skills notwithstanding, Larry King, 79, deserves a lot credit for his longevity in the broadcast industry. A former radio host, he anchored a prime-time talk show on CNN from 1985 to 2010. He currently hosts shows on Hulu and on the RT television network.

What do you think of the Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion-Larry King rap collaboration?

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