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Snoop Dogg is adding children’s animated series creator to his already impressive résumé. According to NBC News, the 50-year-old rapper is launching a new series called “Doggyland — Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes” on YouTube and YouTube Kids.
Created in partnership with producer Claude Brooks and singer October London, the series follows a multi-colored cast of dogs who sing, dance and rap to teach “social, emotional and cognitive skills for toddlers to 8yr old children,” according to its press release.
Some of the show’s educational topics include: letters, numbers, animals, good habits —all with social messages of acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
Available now to watch on YouTube, Doggyland is led by a cast of cartoon dogs — Bow Wizzle (voiced by Snoop), Wags, Yap Yap, Chow Wow and Barks-A-Locks — and helps “promote social emotional development as well as age related cognitive development” in pre-school children.
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) August 23, 2022
“As a father, grandfather and longtime youth football coach, it’s always been important to me to build positive and educational environments for all children,” Snoop said in a statement. “We wanted to bring our show to YouTube and YouTube Kids which provides free access to everyone, so all the kids can enjoy it.”
An accompanying album with the same name will be available on all streaming platforms. Four episodes are currently available on its YouTube channel, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday.
Snoop Dogg has always had a spot in his heart for the kids.
Along with the new YouTube show, the Snoop Youth Football League was founded in the fall of 2005 was the inaugural season of the SYFL, and there were over 1,300 kids in the Los Angeles area that participated. Over the years, Snoop has helped develop countless kids into full grown adults, many of whom have gone on to play in the NFL.
Earlier this year, Snoop expanded his sports reach to hoops. Aged 9-14 yrs old, Snoop also welcomed kids to participate in a six week regular season starting in March with playoffs and Championship Games.