- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A “unity party” scheduled for the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this month will include a performance by rapper Snoop Dogg, organizers said Tuesday.

The rapper, born Calvin Broadus, will headline the July 28 event at the Electric Factory in Philly, according to a press release issued Tuesday by a group of Democratic super PACs. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Los Lobos will perform as well, Billboard reported.

The event is being billed as a “unity party” for Democrats and is scheduled to take place after presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to officially be awarded her party’s nod at the convention. Organizers of the event include Priorities USA, a pro-Clinton super PAC, along with Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC — political action committees aimed at boosting support for Democrats running for positions in either chamber of Congress.

Snoop Dogg, 44, has endorsed Mrs. Clinton since shortly after the Democratic front-runner announced her candidacy in 2015.

“I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought. And just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I’d love to see that. So I’ll be voting for Ms. Clinton,” he previously said on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

“I would never tell you who to vote for or not to vote for, but you better not [expletive] vote for Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Them is two old mother[expletive] that don’t deserve to be in the White House,” the rapper said previously.

Snoop Dogg has been nominated for 17 Grammy awards since the release of his first record, “Doggystyle,” in 1993. He endorsed President Obama’s re-election bid in 2012 and later claimed to have smoked marijuana in the White House bathroom during a subsequent visit to Washington.  

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