Over the weekend Kendrick Lamar presented Snoop dogg with the I Am Hip-Hop honor at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
He mastered the game through tests and challenges that earned him the respect of a college professor, except his game came from the streets.
When accepting his award Snoop had a few words of advice for those up and comers in the game: “To all the young rappers in the game, a lot of people don’t understand you... Y’all are misunderstood. I was misunderstood at the beginning. So you got to keep pushing, be original and diverse. Hip-hop was created many years ago, and it’s taken people so many places. You have to be who you are.”