Travel Back To: 1993
The Artist: Snoop Doggy Dogg (Snoop Dogg)
The Album: Doggystyle
Why Take the Trip?
When Snoop Dogg released his debut album, he’d just delivered a promising debut on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.
Snoop Doggy Dogg, as he was know then, didn’t disappoint with his debut disc.
Know Before You Go:
Doggystyle brought the G-Funk sound to America and solidified West Coast hip-hop as a legitimate player in the music game.
Dr. Dre’s production was a large part of the success, but the collaborations on the album were one of a kind.
Dre’s former assistant tells it like this:
Dre‘s going to be the first one in the studio and the last one to leave. Hell start messing with a beat. As the beat starts pumping, the guys start filtering in. Everybody will get their little drink and smoke in.
Soon enough the beat starts to make a presence. Youll look around the room and every cat that was a rapper from Kurupt to Daz to Snoop will grab a pen.
They would start writing while Dre is making a beat so by the time hes finished with the beat, they are ready to hit the booth and start spittin’.
To see those young cats they were all hungry and wanted to make something dope.
The atmosphere that was there, you couldn’t be wack.
Doggystyle debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200,
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