Snoop Dogg launches YouTube music channel for kids
Finally — music the whole family can enjoy!
Snoop Dogg started a YouTube channel called “Doggyland — Songs and rhymes for children” aimed to help children learn social-emotional skills through rap, dance and song.
The “Young, Wild and Free” rapper has teamed up with Claude Brooks – an Emmy-nominated producer and creator of the “Hip Hop Harry” children’s franchise – as well as singer and songwriter October London to create the series.
The show – aimed at toddlers up to age 8 – features a colorful cast of dogs in a dynamic world where they sing fun and educational songs that teach social, learning and cognitive skills.
The rapper – who is known for hits such as ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and ‘Life of Da Party’ – will switch gears with his latest project, putting his spin on popular children’s songs such as ‘Head Shoulders Knees & Toes and “Wheels on the bus.”
According to the website, the songs will cover a wide range of engaging topics such as letters, numbers, colors, animals, good habits, hygiene, acceptance of others and more, along with modern remixes. classic nursery rhymes.
“Our music is composed by award-winning producers and singers, resulting in tunes that all family members can enjoy, allowing parents to be involved in their child’s learning experience,” according to the site. “The show centers around a group of puppies led by an adult mentor named Bow Wizzle. Each dog is a different color and shape to help promote diversity and inclusion.
In a Press release, Snoop Dogg said: “As a father, grandfather and lifelong junior football coach, it has always been important to me to create positive and nurturing environments for all children. We wanted to offer our show on YouTube and YouTube Kids, which provide free access to everyone, so that all children can enjoy it.
“I always wanted to create a kid-friendly series that allowed kids to be kids and was truly representative of the culture with everything from the music to the characters,” he continued. “When I started building my team, it was only fitting to partner with Claude, who created the iconic ‘Hip Hop Harry’ series, which set the blueprint for diverse children’s programming, and to October London, a talented singer and writer.”
The rapper voices the main character, Bow Wizzle, who serves as an adult mentor to the rest of the cast. Other characters include Wags, voiced by October London, who is always cheering on his friends; Yap Yap, a high-spirited character who has “a voice as sweet as Usher” and is known for her positive and cheerful personality; Chow Wow, an empathetic team player; and Barks-A-Locks, the curious one of the bunch who is always discovering new adventures, according to the site.
News of Snoop Dogg’s new release has both parents and fans thrilled about the show’s release.
“I don’t even care if it’s for literal babies, we need to check!” a Facebook user said.
“Basically we don’t need to be parents anymore,” another joked.
There are currently four videos uploaded to the channel and new ones will be posted every Tuesday.