Snoop On the Hunt for High School Dr. Dre

3/23/2010 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Who needs Simon Cowell, or a big "American Idol" production when Snoop Dogg can discover talent on the streets of New York.

Two random high school students hit up Mr. Dogg outside the Eldridge lounge on the Lower East Side and one of them had an iPod version of a resume. Snoop listened to the kid's original tracks and was so impressed, he ordered his manager to get the boy's contact info.

This Dogg can hunt.