Snoop Dogg’s come a long way. Once considered one of rap’s most controversial artists, the Dogfather has managed to become the rapper soccer moms know without sacrificing his edge.
Snoop seems to be exempt from hip-hop’s perpetually judgmental attitude. No one can party with Paris Hilton, cook with Martha Stewart, smoke a blunt with Willie Nelson, appear on soap opera One Life to Live, play with Muppets onSesame Street, turn around and make a gangsta record and get away with it. Only Snoop.
In conjunction with the release of Doggumentary, XXL takes a look at how broad Snoop’s appeal has become over the years. —Carl Chery