It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Snoop Doggy Dogg released his classic debut, Doggystyle. Calvin Broadus might have taken to calling himself Snoop Lion these days but nobody is going forget that the D-O-G-G has enjoyed one of the most iconic careers in all of music.
From his days as an inmate on Death Row Records to starring in television and films, Snoop has been one of the most prominent faces of hip-hop for over the last two decades now. Despite his status as a veteran in the game, Snoop accomplishes more on a day-to-day basis than even the hungriest young rappers in all of hip-hop, proving that Snoop is definitely here to stay.
Of course, any career that has lasted as long as Snoop Dogg’s has is bound to have a few interesting tidbits fall through the cracks. In tribute to the 20th anniversary of Snoop’s Doggystyle, XXL is presenting 10 facts that you might know about Snoop Lion.