Snoop Dogg turns 42 today.
There isn’t much more to say about one of the greatest ever. Snoop continues to evolve as an artist—which is indicated in his various name changes. A few days ago, Snoop rechristened himself as “Snoopzilla” in preparation for 7 days of Funk with Dam-Funk. Reinventing himself is just a small part of Snoop, though, as the legendary MC stays passionate about entertaining fans with his hilarious GGN video series and more recently hosting the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Snoop’s hasn’t given up on rap just yet, either. He’s got a collaborative album with his sons called Royal Fam and appeared on songs by Tha Dogg Pound and French Montana. If it needs to be said again, then so be it: the innovator of gangsta rap hasn’t lost his step. With over 20 years in the rap game, Snoop’s almost done it all.
Happy birthday, Snoop! Throw your dubs up.