Snoop Dogg wants to create music festival in dad's hometown

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MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) - Rapper Snoop Dogg says he wants to create a music festival in his father's hometown of Magnolia.

The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports that the rapper born Calvin Broadus stopped in Magnolia on his way to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to discuss his plans with the mayor.

He says the first day would feature blues, gospel and country acts, with hip-hop and rhythm and blues on the second day. He would close the festival.

Mayor Anthony Witherspoon says Magnolia is a great venue, because it's 90 minutes from Jackson, Hattiesburg, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. It's in south Mississippi, about 17 miles north of the Louisiana state line and just a few more from Britney Spears' hometown of Kentwood, La.