That new cop show Detroit 1-8-7 premiered last night. I have no interest in watching it, but it does provide a good excuse to hearken back to the golden age of West Coast gangsta rap, and another more significant premier. Dr. Dre introduces Snoop Dogg to the world on "Deep Cover," off the soundtrack to the Laurence Fishburne/Jeff Goldblum film.
I seem to recall the edited/MTV version of this song had Snoop saying "nickel-plated .22," which I actually prefer to the four-syllable phrase we get in the original version here. Seems like "nickel-plated" would be the more clever phrase to come up with. But who am I to deny Snoop his cuss words? Few have used them better.