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Snoop Dog raps on his “medicine” with country twang


snoop.jpgRapper Snoop Dogg is known for his rapid-fire description of urban life’s brutalities, but his new music video is a crossover into country music and something of an ode to “My Medicine” with the help of singer Willie Nelson

The 37-year-old rapper wears a cowboy hat, strums a guitar and opens the video, posted on his Web site this week, with a dedication to the late Johnny Cash, by calling him “a real American gangster.”

Country icon Nelson, 75, joins Snoop Dogg in the video, and is shown leaning into a microphone and singing, between shots of Snoop Dogg running through a forest and swinging a guitar.

willie.jpgWhat’s the inspiration that unites these two music artists separated by age and music category? Medicine. Or, as the song is called “My Medicine.”