Rap superstar Snoop Dogg is convinced hip-hop stars are the RAT PACK of the future and will dominate Las Vegas music culture.

The GIN AND JUICE star hopes rappers will take over from the Las Vegas collective's original crooners Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, JOEY BISHOP and Peter Lawford.

And Dogg is so fearless about his standing in the future of music, predicting his Las Vegas-themed plans will offer him a lucrative retirement.

He says, "I feel like my music is going to take that turn where I'll be able to go to Vegas when I'm 50.

"I'm gonna get me a new Rat Pack, go gangsta like Frank Sinatra."

02/12/2004 13:51