Hip Hop’s hard to understand, crazy, Coronation Street-loving, animalistic advocate of largely illegal inhaling, Snoop Lion (nee Dogg), rarely seems to be out of the news these days. Whether he’s converting to Rastafarianism, planning on building a recreation of the Rovers Return in Los Angeles or turning illegal firearms into bracelets, the godfather of gangsta is never far from our eyes and ears. So, it should come as no surpriseizzle to anyone that Snoop has now launched his own photo-sharing Android app that lets the likes of even white middle-aged men, such as me, up our street-cred exponentially.
Called Snoopify Sticker Camera, the app is the combined work of Mr Lion, the developer 99centbrains (which sounds like a rapper), the retailer Upper Playground, and the marketing firm Cashmere Agency, so it’s not like it’s just been cobbled together in an apathetic smoke-induced anti-frenzy. Free to download, finally fans can take snaps of themselves, their ‘crew’ and, indeed as demonstrated on Google Play, their pets and instantly ‘Snoopify’ them by adding virtual stickers of, say, sun glasses, gold chains, dollar signs, comedy hats and other assorted Doggie-esque paraphernalia, resizing them to fit your pic perfectly.
“Snoopify allows you to take photos of your friends or environment and turn them into snoop-themed masterpieces” says the blurb and I can confirm that yes, yes it does. What’s more, once you’ve Snooped-up your snaps you can share them instantly across all the usual social network suspects such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, encouraged by the app to add the hashtag #snoopifyapp, just to help spread the word.
An ample amount of stickers are included with the original app, but further hippetty hoppety style accessories can normally be purchased in packs at 69p a piece, however due to some in-app purchase problems that function is presently disabled.
So if it’s long been a dream of yours to be more Snoop and so far all you’ve managed to do is make yourself look an utter berk by adding ‘izzle’ to the end of words, now you can finally augment your online image via app here. Foshizzle.
Which, of course, just leaves the question: where has Charlie Brown and the rest of his chums got to? What? Oh, I see, two different things…