Snoop Dogg and Warren G rose to notoriety nearly 20 years ago by rapping the kinds of lyrics and producing the kinds of songs that make Tipper Gore very upset. Today, their tracks still require Parental Advisory labels, but in addition to aurally corrupting America’s youth, two of rap and hip-hop’s biggest names are doing it commercially.
MetroPCS tapped Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. and the original Regulator for an original web series dubbed The G-Connection. It starts off with Ted Williams channeling Rod Roddy and introducing our host Warren G, who’s channeling Chuck Woolry. Warren then introduces Snoop Dogg, who plays a trio of characters looking to win the affection of model Brittany Dailey on a game show that’s almost an exact replica of Love Connection.
The show is off to a very good start. It’s a send-up that takes itself seriously, complete with the soft-focus of the 1980s original and a product placement that doesn’t feel forced. Williams’ dulcet tones inform viewers promotional consideration for The G-Connection is brought to you by MetroPCS and the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Indulge as the screen fades to black.
See which incarnation of Snoop Dogg our elegible bachelorrette Brittany chooses in the next G-Connection episode, set to drop February 28.