Artist Spotlight: Snoop Dogg
Written by Morgan Rosenbaum on December 6, 2019
Everyone knows Snoop Dogg. For over 25 years the rapper has been releasing hit songs, from “Gin & Juice” to “What’s My Name?” with 17 studio albums to his name. Snoop Dogg began his career in 1992 when he was featured on Dr Dre’s debut “Deep Cover” and album The Chronic. In 1993, Snoop released his debut album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and sold nearly 1 million copies the week of its release and went on to become certified quadruple platinum.
Snoop has worked with a variety of other artists over the years, from being featured on Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” to local Houston legends Trae tha Truth and Devin the Dude. Possibly his most notable collaboration however is with Martha Stewart, for their series Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party on VH1. Over the years the rapper has been in many different shows and movies, many times through cameos as himself. Perhaps his most well known film appearance is the 2012 movie Mac & Devin Go to High School where he starred as Mac Johnson.
Snoop Dogg is well known to be an avid consumer of cannabis, and in 2015 announced his own brand of marijuana products, Leafs by Snoop. In 2017, the rapper said he smokes an average of 81 blunts per day. His eponymous line “smoke weed everyday” from Dr. Dre’s The Next Episode has become a meme.
Snoop Dogg is currently on his I Wanna Thank Me tour, which stops in Houston on December 16th at House of Blues, with Warren G, RJMrLA, and Trae tha Truth.