Happy Birthday to Snoop Dogg, or Snoopzilla, as he would now like to be called. Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Doggy Dog, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic, Snoopzilla) turns 42 years old today. 42 years old is pretty good for a hip hop super star. We’re not sure what Snoop Dogg would say the secret to his longevity is, but we’ll just guess that he wouldn’t say that it’s not smoking copious amounts of marijuana. Since this is Snoop’s special day, we figured we’d share some of our favorite songs of his. Go get your bong, sing happy birthday to Snoop and enjoy these videos.
In 2009, Billboard named “Drop It Like It’s Hot” as the best rap song of the 2000s. The song features Pharrel in what was his most popular song until this year’s “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines.”
“Gin and Juice” was released in 1993 and was the second single released by Snoop Doggy Dogg. The song was a top 10 single and was named number eight on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. If you’re just not into original source material or hip hop, you can always enjoy the O.A.R version.
This song is “The Next Episode” released by Dr. Dre, but it is frequently incorrectly referred to as “Smoke Weed Everyday” since Nate Dogg says it at the end of the track. The song may be released by Dr. Dre, but we put it on the list because it features Snoop Dogg and is appreciated by people who smoke a lot of pot.
“Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)” is the debut single from Snoop Doggy Dogg off the album “Doggystyle.” This song is Snoop’s best selling single of all time, is ranked at number 4 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and is his most critically acclaimed single. That’s not too bad for a debut song.
Last but certainly not least is this fantastic cameo in the movie “Old School.” This has one of the best rappers in one of the best scenes in one of the best movies of all time. It feels fitting to close with it.