Laid Back: Ravens' Training Camp Gets Visited by Hip Hop Legend, Snoop Dogg

Sam SnyderCorrespondent IAugust 6, 2009

Rapper and legend Snoop Dogg paid a visit to the Ravens' training camp this morning. He arrived with a large entourage, including someone to hold an umbrella over his head.

Snoop is a close friend of Ray Lewis and decided to show up today while in town for a performance this weekend. He says he came to visit Ray and see the defense in action.

“We’ve been good friends for a long time,” Lewis said. “We’re coming out here and trying to work together. He showed some DBs some foot drills. He’s got his little league team and all that, so I’ll introduce y’all to our new coach, Mr. Snoop Doggy Dogg.”

Snoop Dogg joined cornerbacks Frank Walker and Domonique Foxworth in some post practice ladder drills. Walker gave Snoop three different drills, and he could do all of them.

“I was just working on my footwork,” Snoop said. “I’ve got my Chuck Taylors on now, but I still know I can perform well. The DBs were trying to show me a few moves, but I had to show them a few moves.”

Incidentally, Snoop Dogg is a an avid Steelers' fan, but he says he has a lot of respect for the Ravens and the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.

"This is like a heavyweight boxing match every time I seem them play,” he said. “This was a chance for me to see them live and in high-definition. It’s real cool to be able to come out here, see them go to war, and battle against each other. When it comes to game time, you know why the preparation is so serious.”

He also had some words about star linebacker and close friend Ray Lewis.

“Ray is one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game,” Snoop said. “I love his story, his enthusiasm for the game. It’s inspirational to see how this whole team turns the level up"

Head coach John Harbaugh also had something to say about Snoop Dogg coming to practice:

“From what I understand, he’s a coach. He coaches some little league football teams and everything,” said Harbaugh with a laugh. “He had some insight into our receiver situation [that] he wanted to share, and so we took a couple notes. Those guys are all football fans, so it’s fun having them out there."