Rap superstar Snoop Dogg is taking rap rival The Game on tour with him, in a bid to ease gang tension in Los Angeles.

The pair hail from rival LA gangs The Crips and The Bloods - Snoop is from Crip heartland Long Beach and The Game from Compton, where The Bloods rule.

But they are keen to come together when Snoop hits the road for his HOW THE WEST WAS WON US tour.

Speaking at a press conference to announce the tour, 50 Cent's protege The Game said, "I know that all the pressure's on him.

"I'm coming out first, I'm just setting the tone. He's got to tear the roof off.

"I'm just loosening the screws."

Snoop adds, "He's rolling with me, the big Snoop Dogg. We're just going to go out and have a good time representing the West Coast - giving the people what they want."

13/04/2005 17:21