Snoop Dogg, reputed former-Crip member and creator of such quadruple platinum albums as 1993's "Doggystyle," will perform at Bates College later this month.

According to an article that appeared in yesterday's Lewiston Sun Journal, an agent approached Keith Tannenbaum, assistant dean of students and coordinator of student activities for Bates College, late last week with an offer.

The decision to bring the infamous gangster rapper was announced via e-mail on Wednesday afternoon.

According to CNN, Snoop Dogg has faced charges for murder, been arrested for the possession of marijuana and a firearm, and was convicted on a felony narcotics possession charge, for attempting to sell cocaine. He will perform on February 27 at Bates's Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.

Snoop Dogg is stopping at Bates during a larger national tour promoting his forthcoming album, "More Malice: Deluxe Album and Movie," a follow-up for fans left hungry by 2009's "Malice N Wonderland."

For those who are eager to drop it like it's hot, two thousand general admission tickets will become available for $35 each at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 12 on

-Compiled by Zoë Lescaze.