There comes a time in every great artist's life or career when their greatness or past wins begin to become a bit of a curse and whispers about how long they can remain at the top of their game grow louder and more frequent. And with 25 years in the rap game, Snoop Dogg is more than familiar with questions about whether he is past his prime. Naysayers have counted the rap legend out various times throughout his career, dating back to his decision to jump ship from Death Row Records, but time and time again, Snoop has answered the bell, making him a model of consistency, longevity and perseverance.

However, at this juncture in his career, Snoop, who has grown into the role of elder statesman and has lost much of the edge that once made him public enemy No. 1 and the poster boy for all that mainstream America considers the worst in hip-hop, is once again hearing talk that he's lost a step and may be over the hill, which has prompted him to return with a vengeance on his latest studio album, Neva Left.

The 15th long player in The Doggfather's catalog, Neva Left finds Snoop attempting to reconnect with his LBC roots, stepping away from the futuristic and party-hearty vibes of previous offerings and getting back to the grit and grime that once made his music so essential and potent. Boasting appearances from fellow vets like Method Man, Redman, B-Real, KRS-One and Devin The Dude, as well as fresher faces like Wiz Khalifa and K Camp, the project features an ample amount of aggression and slick talk. Neva Left is the album Snoop's fans have been waiting for.

We pressed play on Snoop Dogg's newest release and selected 20 lyrics from Neva Left that serve as the best.

  • 1

    "Neva Left"

    Snoop Dogg

    "The Miles Davis of gangbangin' I'm crack slangin'/Drivin' a fresh rock rental, with glocks in 'em/Fresh out the county, I'm boxin' ’em/Moved on up and bought a continental, nigga, wit' knock in it/Now I'm rockin' it, '61 blockin' it/If y'all ride by, my nigga, we cockin' it"

  • 2

    "Neva Left"

    Snoop Dogg

    "Yeah, scarin' all the White folks/While stayin' on the right notes/And you can quote me if you want to/Don't say what you will do, nigga, what you gon' do?/I'm live in the flesh/Caught him on Imperial, left five in his chest/Surviving the west/It's everyday cycle, you never know, it might go blam"

  • 3

    "Moment I Feared"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Rick Rock

    "Ricky Rock my nigga, I got slaps/You can play him for hours, back to back/Niggas on your team that love that money over everything can never be loyal/Now take that back to the soil/Anywhere on earth and it’ll work/I’m just sharing my experiences on earth for what it’s worth" - Rick Rock

  • 4

    "Bacc in da Days"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Big Tray Deee

    "What's beef? ’Cause beef is in the kitchen/What you want dog? I'm on a million-dollar mission/How can you get it if you ain't been through shit?/I'm just a seed that was planted by Ruthless/My family tree is so G/We was cut from the cloth called LBC" - Snoop Dogg

  • 5

    "Promise You This"

    Snoop Dogg

    "Niggas said somethiing outta place, dawg/I'ma let it go, I can't catch a case, dawg/These mutherfuckers prayin' on my downfall/I run the paint when it comes to this roundball/See I'm a legendary nigga doin' legendary shit/Smoking on the blunt with your temporary bitch"

  • 6


    Snoop Dogg Featuring Stresmatic

    "If you play wing back, slot end, or receiver/You got to outwork your opponent or you won't receive a/Pass from the quarterback cause he's under pressure/They get a couple 1DB's about to press up/Looking apart from the start, on the dress up/Coach on the play, I'm hoping that he don't mess up" - Snoop Dogg

  • 7

    "Toss It"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Too $hort and Nef The Pharaoh

    "Cute lil' bitch/Told me that her daddy was a 8-Trey crip/I did time with the nigga, four months/Cut to the chase lil' bitch, you wanna fuck?/’Cause if you do, this is what's gon' pop/No pictures and no Photoshop" - Snoop Dogg

  • 8

    "Toss It"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Too $hort and Nef The Pharoah

    "You niggas way too soft/She need a player like me, you gotta take that loss/I want the money and the honey/Even though I'm a player and a pimp, she still want me/She's in the family now/I got the next nigga waiting on them hand-me-downs/But she with $hort, with Snoop, hanging out/You can see the wet stain on her panties now" - Too $hort

  • 9

    "420 (Blaze Up)"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Wiz Khalifa and Devin The Dude

    "Whenever I'm down and out I get back to myself/I roll a motherfucking fat back to myself/Leave it to beaver/America gon' legalize but I ain't believe her, til she finally did it/Overworked but I'm still committed/All things under the letter G, Snoop Dogg done did it" - Snoop Doff

  • 10

    "420 (Blaze Up)"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Wiz Khalifa and Devin The Dude

    "I hope they legalize it here, I'm tired of police/You think you could smoke like me and Snoop, don't try to compete/I'll still blaze with ya, fire that ho up/If smoking weed is going down, then I'ma show up/Weed is where I'm needed, it's a necessity/If I ain't got it, little shit get the best of me" - Devin The Dude

  • 11

    "420 (Blaze Up)"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Wiz Khalifa and Devin The Dude

    "Get a bad bitch, sit her down, let her smoke, now she open/The best trees I be smoking/Smell it through the bag so it's potent/Even get it on the plane, TSA don't even notice/Ran into Berner, he done taught a young nigga how to grow it/A pothead but I be focused" - Wiz Khalifa

  • 12

    "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring BADBADNOTGOOD and KAYTRANADA

    "We right in front of you, each and every one of you/I'm not gon' tell y'all niggas what we gonna do/But whatever y'all did, put two on it/And put a foot on your neck with a shoe on it/Resident Evil/It's all on camera and they still don't believe you/Clownin' around, don't come your clown ass 'round here/Nigga you gon' get down" - Snoop Dogg

  • 13

    "Let Us Begin"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring KRS-One

    "All you hear is brrr brrr brr in the streets/People grip and they eat just to settle they beefs/Now you getting chased by police/You running to the west, running to the east/But the problem is you under the beast/Brr, brr, brr,  now your brother's deceased" - KRS-One

  • 14

    "Let Us Begin"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring KRS-One

    "Most of my homeboys are dead or in the pen/While I'm at the top, upfront getting it in/Open doors, fuck that cuh, we kick them in/Blast master, blast faster/No more slave mentality, cause now we the masters/Ready for whatever cause you know that they after us/Clear the scene with the beam, cou', this shit could get disastrous" - Snoop Dogg

  • 15

    "Let Us Begin"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring KRS-One

    "So I try to show the little homies different things/How to diversify, and change different lanes/Learn to read a little, exercise your brain/Mental gymnastics, it's a cold game/Always knew that they would try and trip me, trick me but they couldn't/Cause all my teachers and doctrines were curious to the fullest/The honorable speaks/Like Minister Louis Farrakhan my influence is deep" - Snoop Dogg

  • 16

    "Mount Kushmore"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring B-Real, Method Man and Redman

    "I ain't here to bring the East back, I'm here to relapse/And now I'm outta rehab, they asking me where the weed at/Go get a weed app/I got that weed that have your P.O getting P.O., asking you where the Vee at/My G-pack, the streets of New York, I give em G-Rap/I'm cool, on the road to riches to get my G back" - Method Man

  • 17

    Mount Kushmore

    Snoop Dogg Featuring B-Real, Method Man and Redman

    "Yo, I got the green, Don Juan/I’m in the hood, blow the horn, bom-bom/This pimping ain't for free, here’s a coupon/My backwoods packs I turn to a futon/I got my eyes on seven figures/And I'ma get it whether I move crooked like Jack Thriller’s/I’m shitting on ’em, I smell like a winner/Don't hit the bathroom for like 40, 45 minutes" - Redman

  • 18

    "Still Here"

    Snoop Dogg

    Didn't think I would last, I'm a drift on a draft/While I'm flippin' my craft, hold the gift to the gab/Cre-i-zippin' my rag, C-hop on the grass/P-Pop on these suckers, tryna avoid the clash/But if I must I must, let me raise my glass/Tryna move on off and put you on up/Some fresh game on how to maintain/Sustain and gangbang and never change, you stay the same" - Snoop Dogg

  • 19

    "Still Here"

    Snoop Dogg

    Horse and a carriage, sports and a marriage/All in a days work, show you how these plays work/Longevity, heavenly, blowing kush heavily, rearrange my melody/No more felonies, shout-out to my mama Beverly and my grandmother/The elderly should be held to the utmost/Dorothy Tate, half the reason why I'm great/Mississippi the state" - Snoop Dogg

  • 20

    "Love Around the World"

    Snoop Dogg Featuring Big Bub

    "I'm represented by Fetti, I'm so hardcore/Feet to the floor, on one accord/Kick open the door, not knowing the score/I'm tatted and matted, added, that's four to the four/Now we say, 'Well, is he good or he great?'/Don't even wait, just clean the food off your plate/Say your grace, for the life that you make/Now he buttered and skuttered, cutting the knife in the steak" - Snoop Dogg