Snoop was not the first choice for “Rodney”
Though I can’t imagine anyone playing Rodney any slimier than Snoop did, it was originally supposed to go to fellow rapper Ice Cube. There’s that name again. If Singleton had his way, Ice Cube would have been in every last one of his movies. But thankfully Snoop held his own. So much so that the New York Times said his performance was, “sly, menacing and disarmingly funny.” That’s about right.