Born Calvin Broadus Jr, Snoop Dogg has been a well-recognized player in the rap/hip-hop game for a while now. He has been around since 1992 and has still remained to be so popular over the years. He is so influential that he hasn’t just left his make on the music industry but also music culture in general.
Snoop Dogg has the ability to change with the times and still remain relevant year after year. He has created music spanning a number of different genres, cementing his place as a true jack of all trades. He has released a number of albums in his time, all containing a few hits that are still loved even to this day.
So, how has Snoop Dogg managed to remain so popular over the years? Well, it is due to his ability to record and release relevant songs that people still love. Have a read on below at some of the best songs by Snoop Dogg that have helped the artist remain so popular:
Drop It Like It’s Hot (featuring Pharrell)
Probably one of the most easily recognized songs by the great Snoop Dogg and it was from the album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. This catchy tune was even Snoop Dogg’s first #1 on the Billboard 100 chart. To top it all off, Drop It Like It’s Hot was even named the most popular rap song of the decade from Billboard.
Gin and Juice
Gin and Juice is as typical Snoop Dogg as you can get. From the album Doggystyle, this song peaked at #8 on Billboard’s 100 charts. No list of the most popular Snoop Dogg songs would be complete without the classic that is Gin and Juice. You should also check out the video clip to for this song, to relive the magic of this classic.
Beautiful (featuring Pharrell)
Pharrell and Snoop Dogg are like two peas in a pod and they collaborated together and produced a lot of awesome hits. Beautiful is one of the greatest songs released by the pair and it was certainly a classic in 2003 and is still loved to this day. Beautiful peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Young, Wild and Free (featuring Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars)
With featured artists like Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars, it is easy to see how this track became a major hit. His collaborations with artists of the next generation are another reason why he has still managed to stay popular throughout the years. Young, Wild and Free is a truly careless song that fans love to listen to, it also peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Nuthin’ But A G Thang (By Dr. Dre)
Dr. Dre was very instrumental in getting the word out there on how amazing Snoop Dogg was. This tune was the first single on Dr. Dre’s album, The Chronic, and it was everything that fans wanted it to be. It was so perfectly the 90s that it features on lists in relation to the best songs of the 90s. If you are looking for a song that showcases Snoop Dogg at his peak, then look no further.
Still A G Thang
With things changing rapidly around him, Snoop Dog needed a little bit of a change, but he still wanted to make sure his fans knew he was still Snoop Dogg, this is where Still A G Thang hits the spot. Snoop Dogg changed labels and he wanted to prove that he could make hits without the influence of Dr. Dre.