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Doggystyle by Snoop Doggy Dogg

Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Doggy Dogg, a protégé of Dr. Dre, made his explosive solo debut with Doggystyle at only 17 years old. Building on the success of Dre's The Chronic, Snoop emerged as a charismatic and laid-back rapper, representing the West Coast's vibrant gangsta rap scene. Doggystyle solidified the Dogfather as a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. Lyrically, Snoop effortlessly blended vivid storytelling, humor, and street sensibilities, creating a captivating persona. Sonically, Dr. Dre's production brought together funky basslines, G-funk melodies, and smooth synths, resulting in a quintessential West Coast sound. Doggystyle captured the essence of the West Coast gangsta rap movement, taking what was introduced on "The Chronic" and bringing it to a whole new level.

Top Songs: "Gin and Juice," "What's My Name?," and "Murder Was the Case."

Most Impressive Lyric:

"Sippin' on gin and juice, laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind"

"Gin and Juice"