The legacy of Snoop Dogg has remained as enduring as ever. His discography, stuffed with tracks that span from dojo-stamped classics to new-age anthems, is a testament to his adaptability and longevity in the ever-evolving hip-hop game. From his explosive debut, “Doggystyle,” a cornerstone of 90’s West Coast G-funk, Snoop’s lyrical prowess and laid-back demeanor have permeated the industry. Albums like “Tha Last Meal,” and “R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece” proved he wasn’t just a flash in the pan, but a master of his craft.

A human chameleon, Snoop Dogg has navigated his career through various stylistic and thematic changes, illustrated in albums like “Ego Trippin'” and “Malice ‘N Wonderland”. Never one to sit idle, Snoop has embraced the changing tides of hip-hop, experimenting with reggae and funk influences in “Bush” and “COOLAID”. His overt charm and charisma take the center stage across the board, whether in the melody-drenched “7 Days of Funk” or the gospel-infused “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love”. His compilation albums, like “Death Row: The Lost Sessions, Vol. 1” and “Snoop Dogg Presents Death Row Summer 2022,” serve as welcome nostalgia trips through his epic musical journey.

Regardless of his multifaceted endeavors, Snoop Dogg’s true heart remains in the realm of hip-hop, showcased in power-packed offerings like “Tha Doggfather,” and “Neva Left”. Each album serves as a sonic timestamp, reflecting both the evolution of hip-hop and Snoop’s own artistic growth all while keeping the Doggystyle swag alive. So let’s get down to it. From vintage classics to contemporary hits, here we rank every Snoop Dogg album, from worst to best.

31. SNOOP CUBE 40 $HORT

SNOOP CUBE 40 $HORT

Released: 2022

Label: MNRK Music

Features: MOUNT WESTMORE, Ice Cube, E-40, Too $hort, P-Lo

A collaborative album featuring titans of the West Coast hip-hop scene, that stands as a monumental gathering of these legendary artists, each a pioneer in their own right, blending their distinct styles and experiences into a cohesive and dynamic project. The album is a celebration of their long-standing careers and contributions to the genre, offering a blend of old-school vibes with contemporary flair.

Throughout the album, the artists exchange verses with the effortless chemistry, showcasing their individual strengths while complementing each other’s styles. The tracks are infused with the classic G-funk sound, characterized by funky basslines, melodic synthesizers, and laid-back grooves, all signature elements of West Coast hip-hop. Lyrically, the album is rich in storytelling, street wisdom, and the artists’ signature humor.

29. 220 ( 2018 )

220

Released: 2018

Label: Doggystyle Records / EMPIRE

Features: Jacquees, Dreezy, Goldie Loc, October London, LunchMoney Lewis, Kokane, Hypnotic Brass Essemble

Although it lacks the unforgettable hits of earlier eras, it still retained the G-Funk magic Snoop built his rep on, and the West Coast vibes that anchor his sound. This 8-track joint is compact but impactful, with Snoop strutting his lyrical dexterity on standouts like the title track “220” and “Doggytails”. There are guest appearances from Goldie Loc and Kokane, who complement rather than outshine the old dogg. No, it ain’t groundbreaking, but “220” shows an artist comfortable in his reign, unafraid to kick back and just spit game while rookies scramble for the throne. It’s a reminder that Snoop, in addition to being a cultural icon, is foremost an MC who can still bark with the best of ’em. A weekend cruise soundtrack with the top down, if there ever was one.

28. Death Row: The Lost Sessions, Vol. 1

Death Row: The Lost Sessions, Vol. 1

Released: 2009

Label: Death Row Records/gamma.

Features: George Clinton, Jewell, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, Technic, The Lady Of Rage, Bad Azz, Bo-Rock, Mahallia Franklin, K.V, Charlie Wilson, Big Tray Deee, K-Ci & JoJo, Big Pimpin, Teena Marie

This album is a historical chronicle. Dropped in 2009, it’s a treasure trove of 16 previously unreleased tracks from Snoop’s “Death Row” era. We’re talking ’93 to ’97, the prime of G-Funk, a time when Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were cooking up the West Coast soundtrack. And it’s not just about the Doggfather here. The compilation features cameos from Death Row all-stars like Lady of Rage and the late Nate Dogg. Tracks like “Eat A Dicc” and “Fallin’ Asleep On Death Row” are noteworthy for Snoop’s characteristic smooth, effortless flow. From a historical perspective, “Lost Sessions” is a snapshot of an iconic period in hip-hop. While not as cohesive as his classic records, it provides a raw, unfiltered lens into this era. Not every joint hits the bullseye, but it’s a goldmine for those lookin’ to delve deep into the Death Row vault. For the hardcore Snoop fans, it’s like finding a hidden stash of vintage comic books. Straight nostalgia soaked bangers, feel me?

27. Cuzznz

Cuzznz

Released: 2016

Label: Felder Entertainment Inc.

Features: Daz Dillinger, DāM-FunK, Kurupt, Shon Lawon

Daz and Snoop’s shared DNA translated into a compelling musical connect, spawning an unadulterated G-Funk revival. The 14-track album is a front seat ride through Los Angeles’s sun-kissed streets, infusing quintessential West Coast vibes with a modern finish. From the hypnotic instrumental of “N My Life Tyme” to the bouncy rhythm of “Have U Eva”, the production meshes perfectly with their intertwined flows. Though it didn’t cause much commercial ripple, “Cuzznz” deserves praise for its nostalgic nod to the golden 90’s era of hip-hop, and for setting the stage for many trap-infused projects that came later. It’s a reminder of Snoop and Daz’s unwavering relevance in the ever-evolving hip-hop terrain, upholding their chronicled legacy while staying attuned to the pulse of the streets.

26. 7 Days of Funk

7 Days of Funk

Released: 2013

Label: Stones Throw Records

Features: 7 Days Of Funk, Steve Arrington, Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound

A joint venture between Snoop aka Snoopzilla and Dâm-Funk. This album was a respectful nod to the pioneering G-Funk era of the ’70s, but served up with a fresh twist. Over 7 tracks, Snoopzilla and Dâm-Funk created an infectious, funky sound that gets your head nodding and your feet tapping. The album’s standout tracks like “Hit Da Pavement” and “Faden Away” showcased Snoop’s effortless flow riding seamlessly over Dâm-Funk’s synth-heavy beats, creating a sublime mix that’s both retro and futuristic. The project was a reminder of Snoop’s adaptability and his ability to still create relevant music after decades in the game. “7 Days of Funk” was a funky detour that added another enriching layer to Snoop’s extensive discography.

25. Make America Crip Again

Make America Crip Again

Released: 2017

Label: Doggystyle Records / EMPIRE

Features: Chris Brown, O.T. Genasis, Ha Ha Davis, October London, DesignerFlow, Shon Lawon

“Make America Crip Again” ain’t just an album, it’s a bonafide political statement. Launched into the ether of 2017, it’s Snoop Dogg at his politically-charged finest. Don’t get it twisted though, this ain’t just about throwing jabs at the politics of the day, it’s got that quintessential Snoop Dogg flavor taking you on a lyrical journey coast to coast, back into the heart of Cali. The title track is a defiant call to arms, where Snoop takes aim at social injustices and political malpractice. But this 8-track EP ain’t just protest music. Tracks like “Dis Finna Be a Breeze!” and “3’s Company” remind us of Snoop’s ability to serve up smooth hooks and infectious grooves. He’s got veterans like B. Slade and newcomer Hahadavis riding shotgun on this, showing off Snoop’s knack for blending old school flow with contemporary sounds. Bottom line? “Make America Crip Again” is Snoop Dogg – the OG – speaking truth to power while still keeping it gangsta. Love him or hate him, Snoop proves he’s still got it. Ain’t nobody do political commentary like the Doggfather!

24. COOLAID

COOLAID

Released: 2016

Label: eOne Music

Features: Too $hort, Swizz Beatz, Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, Trick Trick, E-40, Jazze Pha, Suga Free, October London

The 20-track project takes us back to the LBC (Long Beach City), revisiting the sundrenched, gangsta rap resonance of his Doggystyle days. From the lead single “Kush Ups”, featuring his stoner counterpart Wiz Khalifa, to the declarative “Legend”, Snoop lays down his bars with signature fluidity over a refined G-Funk groove. But it’s not all about reminiscing; Snoop uses “COOLAID” to speak on contemporary issues, notably highlighted in “Revolution”, a powerful demonstration of his socio-political consciousness. Despite receiving mixed reviews, “COOLAID” is an important entry in Snoop’s discography, embracing the sounds that made him an icon while proving the longevity and adaptability of his craft. So, whether you’re a die-hard Snoop admirer or a hip-hop newbie, “COOLAID” is a testament to Snoop’s enduring relevance and his ability to translate the pulse of the streets into anthems.

23. More Malice

More Malice

Released: 2010

Label: Capitol Records

Features: JAY-Z, Butch Cassidy, Kid Cudi, Bun B, Soulja Boy, The-Dream

This record marked Snoop’s transition from his customary gangsta rap to a more pop-oriented sound. The new tracks featured on the album, such as the remix of “I Wanna Rock”, solidified its place in the hip-hop canon, exhibiting Snoop’s versatility and fluency in different sub-genres. The big hit on this repackage, “That Tree” featuring Kid Cudi, encapsulates a chilled-out rhythm with catchy hooks that would become Snoop’s new signature style. The smooth, melodic beats paired with Snoop’s distinctive laid-back delivery are indicative of the more mainstream direction his music was heading at this stage of his career. “More Malice” is an album that serves as a time capsule, testifying to Snoop’s evolving sonic identity and his domination in the pop-rap realm.

22. Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album

Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album

Released: 2005

Label: eOne Music

Features: Max B, Lil Wayne, Rell, Hell Rell

Born out of his mixtape series, this release is a compilation album showcasing Snoop’s ability to bring together different sounds. With 21 tracks, it’s got a real mixtape vibe. The Doggfather brings in a plethora of talent, from heavy hitters like B-Real and The Lady of Rage, to those holding it down on the underground scene like Half Dead and RBX. The tracks here – like “Neva Hafta Worry” and “Friends” – showcase Snoop’s skill in merging layers of genre and artist profiles into a cohesive whole. The beats range from G-funk inspired grooves to crunk-injected tracks, proving old Dogg can learn new tricks. Whether you’re in it for the lyrical prowess, the beats, or the multitude of guest spots, “Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album” shows why Snoop continues to reign in this hip-hop kingdom. The Doggfather truly knows how to hold court.

21. Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It

Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It

Released: 2022

Label: Death Row Records

Features: DJ Drama, Stressmatic, Kurupt, Dave East, Daz Dillinger, JANE HANDCOCK, Juicy J, October London, Seddy Hendrinx, Trinidad James

Snoop Dogg’s album “Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It” is a testament to his enduring influence in the hip-hop industry. Released in collaboration with DJ Drama, a notable figure in the mixtape scene, the album marks a significant milestone in Snoop Dogg’s career. It blends the classic G-funk sound, which Snoop Dogg popularized in the 90s, with contemporary hip-hop elements, showcasing his ability to evolve while staying true to his roots. The album features a mix of laid-back tracks and energetic bangers, highlighting Snoop’s versatility as an artist.

Collaborations with various artists add depth and diversity to the project, illustrating Snoop’s knack for bridging generational gaps in the music industry. Lyrically, Snoop Dogg remains sharp, delivering his iconic, smooth flow with a blend of storytelling, humor, and street wisdom. The production complements his style, featuring groovy basslines, catchy hooks, and crisp beats. “Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It” not only reinforces Snoop Dogg’s legendary status but also contributes to the evolving narrative of hip-hop culture.

20. Metaverse: The NFT Drop, Vol. 2

Metaverse: The NFT Drop, Vol. 2

Released: 2022

Label: Real Talk Entertainment

Features: October London, Chris Brown, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Wiz Khalifa

“Metaverse: The NFT Drop, Vol. 2” is an innovative and forward-thinking album by Snoop Dogg, showcasing his embrace of emerging technologies in music. This album uniquely intersects the worlds of hip-hop and digital art, reflecting Snoop Dogg’s penchant for pioneering new trends. It integrates the concept of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), offering a unique blend of music and digital collectibles. This approach not only signifies a new era in music distribution but also connects with a tech-savvy audience.

Musically, the album features Snoop Dogg’s signature style, combining smooth, rhythmic flows with beats that blend classic and modern hip-hop elements. The tracks are infused with his iconic laid-back West Coast vibe, yet they feel fresh and contemporary. Lyrically, Snoop continues to exhibit his mastery in storytelling and wordplay, while also exploring themes related to the digital age and virtual worlds.

19. From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites

From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites

Released: 2021

Label: Doggy Style Records

Features: Prohoezak, Mozzy, Kokane, Larry June, Goldie Loc, Big Tray Deee, J Black, Devin The Dude

Dropping this album in 2021, more than three decades deep in the game, Snoop shows he still has his finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary hip-hop. The album is a melting pot of sorts, combining his legendary gangsta rap roots with newer trap elements. Standout tracks like “Gang Signs” featuring Mozzy, showcase a harmony between the old and new school, while “Talk Dat Shit To Me” featuring Kokane, proves no one can ever question Snoop’s credentials as a bona fide MC. The Uncle Snoop sentimentality is strongly present in this 10-track offering. His knack for storytelling and his ability to parade descriptive lyrics over West Coast beats encapsulates not only his individual journey but also pays tribute to hip-hop’s evolution. Ultimately, “From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites” proves that even after decades in the game, Snoop Dogg’s reign ain’t over.

18. Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love

Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love

Released: 2018

Label: All The Time Entertainment

Features: Chris Bolton, Uncle Chucc, The Zion Messengers, K-Ci, John P. Kee, October London, Faith Evans, 3rd Generation (Bereal Family), Kim Burrell, Sly Pyper, The Clark Sisters, B.Slade, Mali Music, Tye Tribbett, Charlie Wilson, Lonny Bereal, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Isaac Carree, Jazze Pha, Soopafly, Rance Allen, Ev3, Daz Dillinger, James Wright, Patti LaBelle, Tyrell Urquhart, Fred Hammond

Released in 2018, this double album marked the Doggfather’s foray into gospel music, showcasing a side of Snoop we hadn’t quite seen before. On the surface, the transition from the gangsta rap pioneer to a gospel crooner feels like an abrupt curve, but Snoop delivers it with an authenticity that’s downright admirable. Over the 32 tracks, Snoop brings in a slew of gospel heavyweights like The Clark Sisters, Rance Allen, and even contemporary soul stirrer, John P. Kee. Amidst comparisons to his classic “Doggystyle,” the album may lack the raw edge and lyrical acumen, but it’s brimming with a spiritual energy that’s touching and real. It brilliantly magnifies Snoop’s evolution as an artist destined to break boundaries, reinforcing that Snoop Dogg is indeed a musical chameleon, effortlessly slipping into any genre he pleases. Critics may argue about its position in Snoop’s discography, but its cultural significance is undeniable.

17. Ego Trippin’

Ego Trippin'

Released: 2008

Label: Geffen

Features: Too $hort, Mistah F.A.B., Raphael Saadiq, Charlie Wilson

This Snoop saga doesn’t retreat from mixing it up; Uncle Snoop dives headfirst into multifaceted rap bookends, oscillating between the hard-hitting beats and melodic grooves. The album features production from a myriad of hip-hop’s most legendary beat makers, including DJ Quik, The Neptunes and Terrace Martin. Snoop treads the tightrope of classic gangsta rap and experimental territories – an attempt to capitalize on hip-hop’s new direction in the late 2000s. It’s no secret that Snoop flexes his versatility on this joint, and while not every experiment lands, tracks like “Sexual Eruption” are proof of Snoop’s ability to take risks and create memorable moments. Arguably, “Ego Trippin'” is a testament to Snoop’s longevity, demonstrating that even though the game has changed, his ability to adapt his flow and embrace new vibes remains unaltered.

16. Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

Released: 1998

Label: Priority Records

Features: Master P, Mia X, Fiend, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker, Soulja Slim, C-Murder, “Steady Mobbn”, “Big Pimpn”

His first album after leaving Death Row Records and joining No Limit Records, this project signaled a shift in Snoop’s musical direction. The album, abundant in g-funk soundscapes, is draped heavily in Master P’s southern influence, marked by blaring 808s and infectious hooks, a departure from his earlier West Coast stylings. Tracks like “Still a G Thang” and “Woof!” show Snoop adjusting to, and mastering, his new surroundings while maintaining his distinctive style. Critics, however, often argue that Master P’s control over the album’s production limited Snoop’s artistic expression, making him sound out of place on his own album. That said, the sales spoke volumes. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Sure, it may not stand as Snoop’s most iconic piece, but “Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told” remains an intriguing chapter in the evolution of one of hip-hop’s most enduring figures.

15. BUSH

BUSH

Released: 2015

Label: Columbia

Features: Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, T.I., Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross

This time, Snoop left his gangsta vibe in the rearview and embraced a funk-filled, R&B-laced aesthetic, taking us on a journey into the groovy 70s disco scene. With features from artists like Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder, each track on “BUSH” oozes a feel-good ambiance. Numbers like “Peaches N Cream” and “California Roll” radiate a funked-out energy that’s hard to resist. Critical reception was mixed, with some fans missing the rapper’s signature G-funk style, while others lauded his successful venture into a different genre. Despite the stylistic pivot, Snoop’s narrative prowess still shines through unscathed, proving he’s nothing if not versatile. “BUSH” not only showcases Snoop’s commitment to evolving his sound but also stands testament to his undying relevance in the ever-changing hip-hop landscape.

14. Malice ‘N Wonderland

Malice 'N Wonderland

Released: 2009

Label: Capitol Records

Features: Lil Jon, Jazmine Sullivan, The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Kokane, R. Kelly, Brandy, Pharrell Williams

There’s a killer line-up of features on this one – from R. Kelly to The-Dream – lending it a diverse, mainstream appeal. Snoop hits hard in tracks like “I Wanna Rock” with its dope beat and catchy hook that became a club banger instantly, while “Gangsta Luv” brings that smooth Cali swag. Yet, some would argue that the Doggfather’s edge is somewhat diluted, accentuating pop sensibilities over the aggressive, lyrical beast we fell in love with in the ’90s. Indeed, “Malice ‘N Wonderland” underlines Snoop’s evolution from a ‘hood poet to a mainstream mogul and further cements his status as an inimitable, shape-shifting force within the rap game. Windows down, system up – Snoop demands you to not just listen, but soak in his newfound sonic adventure.

13. I Wanna Thank Me

I Wanna Thank Me

Released: 2019

Label: Doggystyle Records / EMPIRE

Features: Slick Rick, DJ Battlecat, Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown, YG, Mustard, Russ, Wiz Khalifa, Jermaine Dupri, Ozuna, Slim Jxmmi, Tdot illdude, Trey Songz, Nate Dogg, The HamilTones, Rick Rock, Stressmatic, Lil Duval, Eric Jaye, Anitta, RJMrLA, $tupid Young, Azjah, Marknoxx

Titled after a viral acceptance speech in Hollywood where he humorously thanked himself, the album stands as a celebration of Snoop’s lasting relevance in the game. An incredible fusion of his California roots and modern rap dynamics, the project records Snoop as confident and unapologetic in his swag. The album is peppered with guest appearances from hip-hop heavyweights like YG, Wiz Khalifa, and the late Nipsey Hussle, providing a cross-generational appeal. Honestly, the track “One Blood, One Cuzz” is an indelible tribute to Nipsey, offering a poignant commentary on gang violence. “I Wanna Thank Me” didn’t achieve the commercial success of his previous works, peaking only at #76 on the Billboard 200. But, forget numbers, this project was Snoop’s self-celebratory toast to his own resilience and undying influence in hip-hop and it did just that, reaffirming his legendary status.

12. Snoop Dogg Presents Death Row Summer 2022

Snoop Dogg Presents Death Row Summer 2022

Released: 2022

Label: Death Row Records

Features: Tha Dogg Pound, Butch Cassidy, Tha Eastsidaz, October London, Champ Medici, Raphael Saadiq, Miguel, LaToiya Williams, JANE HANDCOCK, Uncle Chucc, 84faces, Minnie Merda, Stokely, J-Black, HeyDeon

“Snoop Dogg Presents Death Row Summer 2022” is a significant album that marks Snoop Dogg’s return to Death Row Records, the label that helped launch his career. This album is a homage to the label’s legacy and a celebration of its influence on hip-hop culture. It features a collection of tracks that blend new material with a nostalgic nod to the classic Death Row sound that dominated the 90s. The album showcases Snoop Dogg’s versatility and enduring appeal, as he effortlessly adapts his flow to both contemporary and vintage beats.

The project includes collaborations with various artists, highlighting Snoop’s role as a mentor and a bridge between different hip-hop generations. Lyrically, Snoop Dogg delivers his quintessential storytelling, infused with wit and street wisdom. The production on the album pays tribute to the G-funk era with its smooth basslines, melodic synths, and laid-back grooves.

11. Tha Doggfather

Tha Doggfather

Released: 1996

Label: Death Row Records/gamma.

Features: Charlie Wilson, Kurupt, LBC Crew, Too $hort, Soopafly, Teena Marie, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Big Tray Deee, Daz Dillinger, Makaveli

On the mic, Snoop’s flow is consistently smooth and laid-back, his narratives laced with a streetwise cognizance that belies his Long Beach roots. The album flaunts a star-studded lineup, with Dr. Dre and Dat N***a Daz delivering production while Too Short, Charlie Wilson, and Kurupt drop in with features. Yet, despite the heavyweight roster, the album received mixed reviews. Critics say Snoop’s lyrical prowess took a dip as compared to his debut, “Doggystyle.” Yet tracks like “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head” and “Vapors” showcase Snoop’s unique, laid-back storytelling that’s both street-savvy and reflective. Love it or hate it, “Tha Doggfather” reconfirms one thing, Snoop’s gonna Snoop, riding the waves of the industry with that quintessential G-funk swagger.

10. Neva Left

Neva Left

Released: 2017

Label: Doggystyle Records / EMPIRE

Features: Rick Rock, Big Tray Deee, K CAMP, Stresmatic, October London, Too $hort, Nef The Pharaoh, Devin The Dude, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Battlecat, BADBADNOTGOOD, KAYTRANADA, KRS-One, Redman, Method Man, B-Real, Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie, Big Bub

Released in 2017, the 16-track record had Snoop roaring back into the scene, reminding everyone that the West Coast OG was far from done. Blending G-funk sounds, snappy lyricism, and his unmistakable laid-back flow, Snoop unravelled tales of his Long Beach upbringing, gang life, while throwing occasional shade at the new generation of rappers. The standout track “Mount Kushmore” recruits B-Real, Method Man, and Redman for an epic, weed-filled ride. Despite a lukewarm response critically and commercially—it peaked at #54 on the Billboard 200— “Neva Left” served as a statement. Snoop wasn’t just clinging to relevance; he was staking his claim on the rap throne. It wasn’t just a piece of music; it was an assertion of legacy. The Dogg was here to stay, forever embedded in the etchings of hip-hop history.

9. Doggumentary

Doggumentary

Released: 2011

Label: Capitol Records

Features: Bootsy Collins, Denaun, Uncle Chucc, E-40, Young Geezy, Traci Nelson, Devin The Dude, Kobe Honeycutt, R. Kelly, T-Pain, Goldie Loc, Marty James, Pilot, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, Daz, Kokane, Gorillaz, Willie Nelson, Kanye West, John Legend, LaToiya Williams, David Guetta

Don’t get it twisted, this joint was anything but a sleepwalk. With its star-studded line-up boasting collabs with Kanye West, John Legend, and Young Jeezy, among others, “Doggumentary” echoed the familiar G-Funk vibes that Snoop championed in the 90s, serving as a nod to the golden dawn of hip-hop. The album hit #8 on the Billboard 200, cementing its place in the chronicles. Cuts like “Boom” and “Wet” showed Snoop could still get it popping, while “This Weed Iz Mine” reminded us of his irrefutable crown as the king of green-thumbed anthems. However, despite the album’s highs, it didn’t quite capture that raw, potent essence of Doggystyle – Snoop’s magnum opus. Yet, it offered a glimpse into the evolution of an OG who’s been in the game for decades, constantly adapting and reinventing his sound for new generations.

8. BODR

BODR

Released: 2022

Label: Death Row Records

Features: October London, Nefertitti Avani, Nas, Emo Trap, T.I., Sleepy Brown, Nate Dogg, The Game, DaBaby, HeyDeon, Uncle Murda, JANE HANDCOCK, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Duval

It’s a slick throwback to the Death Row Records era when Snoop was just a young pup cutting his teeth under the guidance of Dr. Dre. Across the 20-track offering, the LBC’s finest serves up a generous platter of uncut West Coast hip-hop, slathered with gritty street tales, chronic-infused anthems, and that classic G-funk swing. It features a star-studded lineup that includes Nas and Jadakiss, reinforcing Snoop’s position as a universal connector in hip-hop. Despite mixed reviews from critics and lackluster commercial performance, “BODR” showcases Snoop Dogg’s uncanny ability to outlast trends and navigate the throbbing pulse of a genre he helped shape. It’s a testament to his enduring relevance, reiterated with pit-bull tenacity. It’s not just an album, it’s a reassertion that the doggfather of hip-hop can still bark with the best of them.

7. Tha Last Meal

Tha Last Meal

Released: 2000

Label: Priority Records

Features: Kokane, MC Ren, The Lady Of Rage, Nate Dogg, Ice Cube, Master P, Butch Cassidy, Tha Eastsidaz, Suga Free, Mac Minista, Eve, Magic

Percentage-wise, it’s high on guest appearances, stacking collabs with heavy hitters like Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Kokane, but it’s Snoop’s swagger that anchors the album. The sonic tapestry is a blend of Snoop’s signature laid-back flow over G-Funk and Southern bounce beats, drawing a west coast-meets-The-Dirty-South map. Hit singles like “Lay Low” and “Wrong Idea”, put the charts on broil, while “Loosen’ Control” switched up the vibe, focusing on storytelling over a melancholic beat. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Snoop album without the party anthems, and “Hennesey N Buddah” fills that void. Commercially the album was a success, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200. However, critics felt it didn’t quite match the unfiltered creativity and groundbreaking impact of his debut, “Doggystyle”. Nevertheless, the album underlined Snoop’s continued relevance and evolution in the hip-hop game.

6. No Limit Top Dogg

No Limit Top Dogg

Released: 1999

Label: Priority Records

Features: Sticky Fingaz, Suga Free, Sylk E. Fine, C-Murder, Magic, Raphael Saadiq, Xzibit, Silkk The Shocker, Goldie Loc, Mia X, Fiend, Jewell, Dr. Dre, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Mauseburg

The 1999 album, arriving amidst a shift in the hip-hop landscape, sees Snoop reuniting with Dr. Dre and reclaiming his rightful spot at the top. The prevailing sentiment throughout is that of reinvention, like Snoop was shedding the Death Row era’s heavy baggage and stepping into the post-gangsta-rap glow. The Dre-produced “Bitch Please” is quintessential Snoop, smooth yet assertive. Meanwhile, “Just Dippin'” delivers a nostalgic G-Funk groove, reminding us of Snoop’s Doggystyle days. Elsewhere, tracks like “G Bedtime Stories” and “Down 4 My N’s” reflect the No Limit influence with harder-edged, Dirty South beats. Despite mixed reviews, the project represents Snoop’s successful navigation through dynamically changing times. This outing, solid in execution and high on ambition, epitomizes Snoop’s adaptability, further establishing him as a prominent figure in hip-hop’s evolving narrative. With “No Limit Top Dogg”, the Doggfather was indeed back and running the yard.

5. Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$

Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$

Released: 2002

Label: Parlophone

Features: Pharrell Williams, LaToiya Williams, JAY-Z, Nate Dogg, Lil 1/2 Dead, The Dramatics, Charlie Wilson, Kokane, Traci Nelson, Mr.Kane, Arch Bishop Don Magic Juan, Goldie Loc, E-White, Warren G, Redman, Ludacris, The Lady Of Rage, RBX

It’s a collage of Snoop’s mind-bending lyrical acrobatics, draped in an audacious sonic tapestry that harks back to the glory days of G-funk. The album doesn’t shy away from flaunting Snoop’s shimmering success, but it’s far from a hollow gloat-fest. Amid the braggadocious refrains, Snoop sprinkles slices of vulnerability, giving us a peek into the man behind the bling. The heartbeat of the project is Pharrell’s infectious production – the Neptunes’ signature bounce acting as the perfect playground for Snoop’s vocal elasticity. The commercial success of “Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$” – platinum status in the US, top 20 in six countries – gives a measure of its monumental impact. Yet, its real triumph lies in its unabashed celebration of success while keeping it 100 with the struggle that fuelled it.

4. Mac and Devin Go to High School

Mac and Devin Go to High School (Music from and Inspired by the Movie)

Released: 2011

Label: Rostrum/Atlantic

Features: Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars, Curren$y

The album perfectly encapsulates Snoop’s foray into creating the laid-back, marijuana-themed hip-hop that’s been a staple in his career since the early ’90s. The LP gave us the ubiquitous summer anthem, “Young, Wild & Free,” which boasted a catchy hook from Bruno Mars, and became a cultural phenomenon, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. But the album isn’t all sunshine and lighters, tracks like “French Inhale” and “World Class” delve into a slower, groovier side of the duo’s sound. This album represented a sort of passing-of-the-torch from Snoop to Khalifa, the latter of whom had begun to make a name for himself as the new generation’s leading stoner-rapper. The project marked a change in direction for Snoop, as he began to experiment with reggae sounds just a year later, but it’s still remembered for its contributions to the weed rap canon.

3. Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Released: 2006

Label: Geffen

Features: George Clinton, Nate Dogg, B-Real, R. Kelly, E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc, Daz, Kurupt, Damian Marley, The Game, Akon, Ice Cube, Western Union, LaToiya Williams, Raul Miaon, Nine Inch Dix, Jamie Foxx, War Zone, Dr. Dre, “DAngelo”, Stevie Wonder

The album title alludes to his Crip affiliation, thus bringing his street credibility back into the spotlight. The album skilfully crafts this with polished production and features from the crème de la crème of hip-hop, including Dr. Dre, The Game, and Nate Dogg. Tracks like “Vato”, “That’s That”, and “Candy” showcase Snoop’s lyrical finesse and inimitable West Coast swagger. “Imagine”, a poignant collaboration with Dr. Dre and D’Angelo, serves as a reflective commentary on the struggles of their journey. Still, it’s “I Wanna Love You”, a seductive R&B-tinged duet with Akon, that steals the show, cementing Snoop’s versatility. Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is seen as a return to form for Snoop Dogg, an album that reverberates with his early G-funk sound while simultaneously embracing the new wave of hip-hop. With this offering, Snoop reasserts his enduring relevance in the ever-evolving hip-hop landscape.

2. R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

Released: 2004

Label: Geffen

Features: Pharrell Williams, Bootsy Collins, Bee Gees, Lil Jon, Trina, Charlie Wilson, 50 Cent, Soopafly, Justin Timberlake, Nelly

With this, Snoop Dogg reaffirms his undisputed status as a sonic alchemist, blurring the lines between gangsta rap and mainstream music. Snoop teams up with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (The Neptunes), resulting in chart-topping singles like “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Let’s Get Blown”. These tunes invite you into Snoop’s world, a place where gangsta grit meets rhythm-filled rapture. Despite its poppy hooks and foot-tapping beats, the album never betrays Snoop’s street roots. He commands respect with tracks like “I Love to Give You Light” and “Step Yo Game Up,” reinforcing his lyrical prowess. “R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece” scored multi-platinum status and peak chart positions worldwide. Yet, its most significant accomplishment is how effortlessly it fuses the hardcore essence of hip-hop with R&B’s sensual appeal, a testament to Snoop’s versatility.

1. Doggystyle

Doggystyle

Released: 1993

Label: Death Row Records/gamma.

Features: D.O.C., RBX, Tha Dogg Pound, The Lady Of Rage, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Kurupt, The Dramatics

Snoop’s debut studio album catapulted him from standout guest on “The Chronic” to full-fledged star in his own right. The album shot to the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week, fueled by timeless G-funk classics such as “Gin and Juice” and “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?).” Dr. Dre’s impeccable production combined with Snoop’s laid-back delivery resulted in an album that would define 90s West Coast rap. Snoop’s lyrical content and delivery, steeped in Long Beach Crip lingo, gave “Doggystyle” authenticity yet was accessible enough for mainstream success – a tricky balancing act that not many albums have been able to replicate. The impact of “Doggystyle” is still felt today, as it was a significant stepping stone in making hip-hop the world’s dominant musical genre. Not only did it solidify Snoop’s status as a music icon, but it also set the benchmark for West Coast hip-hop.