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Live Review: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/1/23

Live Review: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/1/23
Collage of Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa performing at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, on August 1, 2023 (Photos by AJ Waugh)

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s High School Reunion tour made their sold-out DMV stop recently at Jiffy Lube Live with openers the likes of Berner, DJ Drama, Warren G, and Too Short guaranteeing for a legendary night. The duo of Wiz and Snoop originally linked up in 2012 for their Cheech & Chong-inspired movie Mac and Devin go to High School — and they have toured together regularly in the summers ever since. I actually saw them together at the same venue on their High Road Tour back in 2016. 

At the start of the show at Jiffy Lube Live on August 1, Wiz ran out on to the stage as his mega-hit “Black & Yellow” started to play over the speakers and the crowd hopped out of their seats and followed it up with another hit record from his “Rollin Papers” album “Roll Up” before performing his feature on the Maroon 5 song “Payphone.” The very West Coast-sounding “Swole Life” is the only song the Pittsburgh rapper performed from his most recent project See Ya,  but Khalifa kept the party going with records like “On My Level,” “No Sleep,” and even his very first single from 2008, “Say Yeah,” while spraying the folks in the front rows with a giant smoke gun as he performed. 

Check out Wiz Khalifa’s latest project See Ya on Spotify:

Wiz brought out the whole fam as the the beat for his anthem “Taylor Gang,” including Chevy Woods, who is featured on the song, his long-time manager Will, and other members of the gang that you’d only know if you were nerdy enough to of been watching his DayToday vlogs for year like I have. They threw giant inflatable joints into the crowd and even his son Bash came out with one of his friends to do TikTok dances and party on stage as his dad had everyone in the crowded amphitheater screaming “Taylor…Gang! Taylor…Gang!” The shirtless Khalifa boys wrapped up the song by chugging cans of water in the middle of the stage and spewing the water into the air like Triple H in his prime as everyone else left the stage. 

Wiz wrapped his set up with “Peace and Love,” asking everyone to put their peace signs in the air because it is what the world needs right now — then finished it off with “So High” before thanking everyone and leaving through the Taylor gang tagged phone booth on the stage. 

Watch Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s official music video for “Young Wild & Free” on Youtube:

Uncle Snoop started off old school with the numerous hits from his early Death Row days like “Nuthin But a G Thang,” “187,” and “”Murder Was the Case,” before bringing out his long time friends Warren G and Virginia’s own The Lady of Rage to perform song like “Ain’t No Fun,” “G Funk Intro,” and “Afro Puffs.” He went into his early 2000’s smash “Beautiful” as dancers took to the stage on poles, the lowrider and dancing with Snoop himself.

Dogg continued through the night performing a string of his features from records like 50 Cent’s “PIMP,” Akon’s “”I Wanna F*** You,” and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” while mixing in some of his other big records like “Sexual Eruption” and even “Smile,” which he brought out a mascot of his Bored Ape NFT Character, Dr. Bombay, to dance to the song and pump up the crowd. 

The center of the stage opened up and the Doggfather himself rolled out into the stage in a sky blue Impala Lowrider as the beat for his classic record with Dr. Dre, ”The Next Episode,” played slowly. The music stopped as he stepped out of the car and lit his blunt just for the actual song to start as he blew out the giant cloud of smoke. With a career spanning over 30 years, Snoop performed nothing but hit after hit all night long.

Snoop took out time to do tributes for a number of his comrades and friends that have passed away, including Nate Dogg, Eazy-E, the Notorious B.I.G., and 2Pac — making sure they all continue to get the love they deserve even after they’re gone. He finished his set off with his first hit record “Gin and Juice” sending everyone into a frenzy as the classic record began to play. He exited through the Death Row labeled Telephone booth as the crowd sang out the last chorus of the song and the stage fell black. 

Listen to Snoop Dogg’s classic first album Doggystyle on Spotify:

While the amphitheater was dark, a video of comedian Mike Epps arriving at a High School Reunion started to play on all the screens. Epps’ slick mouth quickly left him in trouble and outnumbered by a group of guys, so he made a phone call to Snoop and Wiz for some help. The duo burst through the double doors of the reunion, and it immediately turned into a scene from Rush Hour as the guys commence to beat the breaks of the room full of bad guys as Mike makes himself scarce.

As the last guy falls to his knees, Snoop and Wiz asked the crowd if they should finish him off. The “Finish Him” sound effect from the Mortal Kombat games rang out; as Snoop pimp smacked the guy and Wiz followed up with a spinning back kick smacking him to the floor. They walked out of the reunion doors as the lights came up and the lowrider rolled back out on stage with both the guys this time. 

The guys sat on the car and smoked together as they took turns going back and forth performing some of their biggest records as the other would play hype man the rest of the night. Wiz started things off with “We Dem Boyz” and Snoop came back with “Who Am I (What’s My Name?)” before performing their song “You and Your Friends” together. The House of Pain anthem “Jump Around” played while they both hyped up the sold out crowd to bounce, just for Snoop to play “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and turn the party up to 11.

Khalifa slowed things back down with mega hit “See You Again” from the Fast and the Furious 7 Soundtrack. They told everyone to hold their lighters and phone lights up as he dedicated the song to the numerous hip hop artists that have lost their lives recently as their photos played on all of the screens while he performed. 

They finished the night out performing their biggest song together “Young, Wild & Free” from the soundtrack of their “Mac and Devin Go to High School” movie. The guys thanked everyone for an amazing night and told them they loved them as they got back into the Impala and rolled off stage. 

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s High School Reunion Tour is about halfway finished and will wrap up on August 27 in Irvine, California. Make sure to check out the show while you have the chance. 

Below are some more photos from Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s performance at Jiffy Lube Live on August 1, 2023. All photos copyright and courtesy of AJ Waugh (wauffleznotwaffles.com).

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