ESPN Music: FIFA 13
September, 25, 2012
By Zach McCann | ESPN.com
Dipasupil/Getty ImagesIn New York on Monday, Snoop Dogg promoted the launch of "FIFA Soccer 13."NEW YORK -- For most of his life, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) didn’t know a thing about soccer. Didn’t play it. Didn’t know any teams or players. Didn’t think about it.
Then about a decade ago, while touring in Europe, his PlayStation 2 "Madden" disc got scratched and stopped working.
When his handlers went to the closest store to buy another copy, "Madden" wasn’t available -- the American football game wasn't widely sold in Europe at the time. So Snoop's boys grabbed "FIFA" off the video game rack to tide them over until they could find a copy of "Madden."
But Snoop didn't end up needing it on that trip.
"We ended up falling in love with it," Snoop said before playing "FIFA Soccer 13" Monday at the launch party at SPiN New York. "While we were playing the game, we were also learning about the game and started watching some games on TV. And it was the biggest sport in the part of the world we were in, so I just loved it."