aggression these kids are working out." He went on to say, "My No. 1
mission when I made it was to always keep one foot in the 'hood. When
you fall, you always fall back to the 'hood, so if you keep one foot
planted there, you don't fall that far."
Pharrell introduced Snoop by saying "People criticize Snoop," he said. "The next time they start attacking
a legend, even if it's because he smokes, I say, 'So what?' Willie
Nelson smokes a lot of pot, and people only talk about the good he
does, like Farm Aid. When they come down on Snoop [for drugs], remind
everyone about all the positive things he does."
The Hip Hop Summit Action Network is headed by Russell Simmons and Dr.
Benjamin Chavis. Other recipients at this
year's awards were Doug E. Fresh, Chris Lighty and Capital Management
president Mellody Hobson.