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Eric Benét, Demetria McKinney, and More Join Snoop Dogg in Redemption of a Dogg

Je’Caryous Johnson’s new stage musical will kick off a 10-city tour next week.

Grammy nominee Eric Benét will join Snoop Dogg in the cast of Redemption of a Dogg
Demetria McKinney and James "Lil' JJ" Lewis are among the performers joining Redemption of a Dogg.
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Additional casting has been announced for Redemption of a Dogg, the Je'Caryous Johnson musical that will mark the theatrical debut of Snoop Dogg.

Four-time Grammy Award nominee Eric Benét, Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), Omar Gooding (Baby Boy), comedian James "Lil' JJ" Lewis, Billy Sorrells (MTV's Wild 'N Out), Vincent Ward (The Walking Dead), Michael Strong (Vivica's Black Magic), Skye Griffin, and LaToya London (The Color Purple Broadway touring company) will join the previously announced Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton in the musical, which begins a 10-city tour throughout the US on October 5 at the Hobby Center in Houston.

According to a press release, Redemption of a Dogg "chronicles a character built around the persona of Snoop Dogg — a multifaceted character who is a gangsta rapper, family man, and man of God. Redemption of a Dogg examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his lifelong legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family. Redemption of a Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop Dogg's greatest hits, as well as songs from his recently released chart-topping gospel album, Bible of Love."