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Snoop Dogg's Performance Totally Overshadowed By Interpreter

Snoop Dogg better watch out, because it turns out he’s got some pretty impressive competition.

Last week, during a show in New Orleans, Snoop’s performance was completely outshone by a sign language interpreter.

As fast as Snoop could rap his 2001 hit P.I.M.P, Holly Maniatty was signing along with total enthusiasm – and the audience couldn’t get enough of it.

It’s not the first rap concert Maniatty has been seen signing at. She’s also been captured on video working at a Public Enemy concert and a Wu-Tang show.

In an interview for People in 2013, she said she spends almost 50-80 hours studying the music and lyrics before a performance.

“In order to make the interpretations as authentic as possible so the deaf patron is getting as close to the same experience as the hearing people are getting, I’m using signs that are, you know, indigenous to where that person, you know, grew up, or where they’re from or where they’re living currently,” she said.

"It’s a little overwhelming because I don’t think of myself as in front of people. I guess I am in front of a lot of people but I’m always so absorbed in doing a good job — it’s just about the deaf patrons who are there.”

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