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Snoop Dogg Jumps Into The Children's Show Game With 'Doggyland'

In partnership with Hip Hop Harry creator Claude Brooks and singer-songwriter October London, Snoop Dogg has launched a children's show.

Snoop Dogg is taking his talents to Doggyland. The Day Shift star has launched the first four episodes of new children's educational show, officially titled Doggyland – Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes, available to watch on YouTube and YouTube Kids.

Doggyland to me would be an animated cartoon series designed for kids,” the 50-year-old rap icon says in the preview video to the children’s series. “I say preschoolers, toddlers … and eventually kids of all ages because it’s so influential, it’s so educational and it’s so fundamentally smart the way we put it together with song, dance and education.”

In a statement, Snoop shared his purpose for creating the children's series, made in partnership with Hip Hop Harry creator Claude Brooks and singer-songwriter October London.

"As a father, grandfather and longtime youth football coach, it’s always been important to me to build positive and educational environments for all children,” the rapper said. “We wanted to bring our show to YouTube and YouTube Kids which provides free access to everyone, so all the kids can enjoy it.”

He added, “I’ve always wanted to create a kid-friendly series that lets kids be kids and is truly representative of the culture with everything from the music to the characters."

"Doggyland" was also the title of a track from Snoop's 1996 album Tha Doggfather. The rapper, actor and mogul is the voice Bow Wizzle in the children's series. With songs including  “Wheels on the Bus,” “Head, Shouulders, Knees & Toes,” “Everyone Is Different” and “Sharing Is Caring," Doggyland fans can listen to music from the series on 16-track album, Kids Hits, Vol. 1, available on Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music.

New episodes of Doggyland will premiere on Tuesdays.