Snoop Dogg: Doggystyle!

Alright, Party People.

We’re traveling back to the nineties where it all began for this artist.

Arsenio Hall brought Snoop to America’s attention and the rest is history. I remember it well. I watched it. *Smile*

This album ushered in the dominance of the G-funk rap style of the West Coast. And we loved it!

Love the Dog man? Well going all the way back with this one.

Had to listen to Doggystyle this afternoon–brings back a lot of memories.

Where were you when this album came out.

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6 comments on “Snoop Dogg: Doggystyle!

  1. When this album came out it changed the way people speak even on the east coast. It is a classic and was a game changer.

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  2. Yeah this brings back a lot of memories for me. I grew up in Long Beach and I knew Snoop personally. Back then he was known as just Snoopy.He lived near my cousin but he went to middle school with me. I used to play basketball with him after school a lot. At lunch time we used to have battle raps. I got to see Snoop go up against other guys ad he had the rap skills even back then. I never knew he would become a big rap star. No one could have predicted that. My cousin and I used to see him at the famous VIP record store in downtown Long Beach al the time. As a matter of fact the last time I saw him was in 2003 hen the Doggystyle cd came out. He still remembered me and came over and shook my hand. I was kind of surprised though. Bu I guess you never forget childhood friends no matter how big of a celebrity you become.
    Even though I know he’s the pride of my hometown I don’t listen to much gangster rap anymore. Since I’ve gained knowledge of self I like more positive and conscious music. So I’m not a big fan of Lil Wayne,Rick Ross,Young Jeezy Tyga etc. I like rappers that are more conscious and have a ore uplifting message for black people. Like the old saying “garbage in-garbage out”. We have to be careful what we listen to and how it can affect your mindset. I don’t think black children need to listen to anything that is self destructive. Adults can listen to whatever they want but kids are very impressionable. I admit I used to listen to gangster rappers like Too $hort,Ice-T,NWA and Eazy E. But I also liked rappers with an uplifting message like Public Enemy,KRS ONE and X Clan. Here’s a site you might like. It has a list of some underground artists you probably have never heard of. But some of them have some great music.
    http://consciousartistdatabase.com/

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    • truthangel07 says:

      The music today is so different. It has no purpose. No originality. And no spirit. It’s dead.

      This album brought back memories of the production quality of the era this album came out.

      The West dominated back then, thanks to NWA/Dr. Dre (best music producer of all time) and so many artists that came out from California.

      It’s sad in a way…

      Death Row would follow–and then the tragedies (Tupac/Biggie). That’s what really ended it all.

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      • Yeah that east coast/west coast beef was total nonsense. It was horrible to see two young brothers lose their lives. I think if Tupac and Biggie had lived rap would be very different today. I don’t think guys like Jay Z,Drake and Lil Wayne would be as successful. Many people did profit from their deaths.

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      • truthangel07 says:

        I agree with that.

        Something definitely changed and I feel it ushered in a darkness that persists in the music industry today.

        Have you noticed how the music just doesn’t make you feel good anymore? It’s like the artists are not really entertaining any longer–just brainwashing.

        It’s very dark and bizarre.

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