Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. also known for his stage name, Snoop Dogg and more recently Snoop Lion, was born October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California. In most of his songs you can hear Snoop Dogg giving a shout out to his home city and state. Snoop Dogg has been making hits for over two decades and continues to have his spot in the rap genre.
Gin and juice seemed to be Snoop Dogg’s drink of choice in a few of his songs. While the hook says “rolling down the street sipping on gin and juice”, the video only shows Snoop Dogg having a house party when his parents are gone. This song is one of the best for summertime hangouts.
Lyrics: “Now, that, I got me some Seagram's gin, everybody got they cups, but they ain't chipped in. Now this types of shit, happens all the time, you got to get yours but fool I gotta get mine. Everything is fine when you listenin to the D-O-G I got the cultivating music that be captivating he, who listens, to the words that I speak.”
This track was one of Snoop Dogg’s earlier songs with Dr. Dre. The beat and lyrics to this song made it a classic. Put that together with the video that was based in California, and you get “Nuthin’ but a G Thang”.
Lyrics: “Fallin' back on that ass with a hellified gangsta' lean. Gettin' funky on the mic like a' old batch o' collard greens. It's the capital S, oh yes, the fresh N-double O-P D-O-double G-Y D-O-double G ya' see. Showin' much flex when it's time to wreck a mic pimpin' ho's and clockin' a grip like my name was Dolomite. Yeah, and it don't quit. I think they in a mood for some mothafuckin' G shit. So Dre. (What up Dogg?) We gotta give 'em what dey want (What's that, G?) We gotta break 'em off somethin' (Hell yeah) And it's gotta be bumpin' (City of Compton!)
Snoop Dogg uses Brazil for the back drop and scene for this video with Pharrell Williams. This song is one of his more playful songs that Snoop has made further in his career. It is refreshing to hear this song from Snoop Dogg as a confirmation that he does love the beauty of women. He in fact is still married to his high school sweetheart.
Lyrics: “Snoop Dogg Clothing, that's what I'm groomed in. You got my pictures on the wall in your room-in. Girls be complainin' you keep me boomin', but girls like that wanna listen to Pat Boone yeah, there's something about you...) You's a college girl, but that don't stop you from doin'. Come and see the Dogg in a hood near you-in. You don't ask why I roll wit a crew, and twist up my fingers and wear dark blue-in. On the eastside, that's the crew I choose. Nothin' I do is new to you. I smack up the world if they rude to you. 'Cause baby girl you so beautiful.”
In the video for this song released on the Doggystyle album, Snoop Dogg portrays a shooting victim. He is approached by an entity to give over his soul to stay alive. This song can also symbolize the music industry aspect. There are several stories of what entertainers must go through to make it to the top.
Lyrics: “No more indo, gin and juice. I'm on my way to Chino, rolling on the grey goose. Shackled from head to toe. Twenty-five with an izz-el, with nowhere to gizzo, I know. Them ni**as from the other side recognize my face. Cause it's the O.G. D-O-double-G, L-B-C. Mad dogging ni**as cause I don't care, red jumpsuit with two braids in my hair. Ni**as stare as I enter the center. They send me to a level three yard, that's where I stay. Late night I hear toothbrushes scraping on the floor. Ni**as getting they shanks, just in case the war, pops off. Cause you can't tell what's next, my little homey Baby Boo took a pencil in his neck. And he probably won't make it to see twenty-two. I put that on my Momma; I'ma ride for you Baby Boo.”
Snoop Dogg takes on the old school song by Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - La Di Da Di on the Doggystyle album released in 1993. This is a fun side of Snoop Dogg, as he continues the storytelling aspect for the Slick Rick song.
Lyrics: “Clean, dry, was my body and hair. I threw on my brand new Doggy underwear for all the bitches I might take home. I got the Johnson baby powder and Cool Water cologne. Now I'm fresh, dressed, like a million bucks, threw on my white sox, with my all blue chucks. Stepped out the house, stopped short, oh no, I went back in, I forgot my indo. Then I dilly (dally) I ran through an (alley) I bumped into this smoker named (Sally) from the (Valley). This was a girl playin hard to get. So I said "What's wrong?" cuz she looked upset. She said um, it’s all because of you, I’m feelin said and blue. You went away, now my life is filled with rainy days. I love you so, how much you'll never know. Cause you took your dope away from me.”