Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 | 11:57 p.m.
Hip-hop superstar Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, was in the spotlight at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel on Sunday afternoon, hosting and performing during a 2013 Labor Day Weekend bash at which he donned red, white and blue (an American-flag tank top, blue shorts, red socks and red-and-blue sneakers).
The artist (maybe he thought it was Fourth of July weekend?) wowed thousands of screaming daytime revelers with his big hits “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Gin and Juice,” “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” “Young, Wild & Free” and “California Girls.”
Fans also went wild, showed off their dance moves and sang along as he covered Bob Marley’s “Jamming’,” DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled. Post-performance, Snoop Lion hung out onstage with singer Trey Songz.
Snoop Lion also performed poolside at the Hard Rock on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of the end-of-summer bash.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.