Uncle Snoop Dogg has many a nephew; perhaps, to some extent, the entire human race can boast the title to some degree. Yet perhaps his most prominent remains the long-lost Spyro The Dragon, who originally captured our hearts upon his introduction in 1998. While he was dropping his Da Game Is To Be Sold Not To Be Told album, Snoop was no doubt sneaking in Spyro sessions on the sly, chasing down egg thieves, freeing crystallized dragons, and collecting various amulets and trinkets from the world’s colorful denizens. Anybody who grew up in the era of Playstation 1 can attest to the glorious dragon-centric franchise. Now, it would appear a renaissance is upon us.
In case you missed it, news recently broke that the beloved Spyro trilogy would be making a welcome return to the latest batch of consoles. While that in and of itself is enough to trigger feelings of nostalgia fueled ecstasy, it seems to have had a particular impact on the LBC legend. Taking to Instagram, Snoop decided to throw up a Throwback snap of his Spyro The Dragon t-shirt. “I heard my nephew @Spyro was making a comeback so I had to unleash this,” he writes, holding up the vintage tee.
With the colorful and vibrant art direction, there’s no doubt Spyro would prove a stimulating journey for the perpetually stoned. I for one welcome a return of our new Draconic overlords. Catch the remaster on September 21st.