Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., popularly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, or Snoopzilla, first gained widespread recognition in 1993 when he collaborated with Dr. Dre on the iconic album “The Chronic.” Introduced to Dre through mutual friend Warren G, Snoop’s flow and lyrical prowess immediately impressed, leading to his debut solo album “Doggystyle.” Released amidst the violent era of West Coast vs. East Coast rap, “Doggystyle” achieved immense success with hits like “What’s My Name” and “Gin and Juice.”

Snoop evolved his career by making appearances in films and collaborating with mainstream pop stars like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry. Here’s a look at 20 of Snoop Dogg’s best songs, detailing the flavor and impact of each.

20. Deep Cover

“Deep Cover,” a collaborative effort with Dr. Dre, was Snoop’s debut and immediately established him as a force in the rap world. Its dark tone and gritty lyrics offer a vivid portrayal of life in the inner city.

19. Lay Low
Featuring an array of artists, “Lay Low” is an ode to keeping a low profile. The song, a staple of early 2000s rap, showcases Snoop’s smooth flow and effortless ability to collaborate.

18. Sensual Seduction

Switching gears, “Sensual Seduction” is a mix of old-school funk and modern rap. The song, accompanied by a retro music video, shows off Snoop’s versatility.

17. Vato

“Vato” features Snoop exploring the gang culture in a storytelling format. The song offers a glimpse into Snoop’s gangster rap roots while balancing mainstream appeal.

16. Sweat (with David Guetta)

Snoop surprised many with “Sweat,” an electro-dance track that tapped into the EDM wave. His collaboration with David Guetta is an upbeat tune that diverges from his usual style.

15. Holidae In (with Chingy and Ludacris)

An all-star collaboration, “Holidae In” is an upbeat rap song that’s perfect for the party scene. Each artist brings their unique flavor, creating a hit that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

14. I Wanna Love You (with Akon)

Snoop Dogg collaborates with Akon for this R&B-infused track, which discusses love and relationships. Its catchy tune and smooth beats made it a chart-topping hit.

13. The Next Episode (with Dr. Dre)
Revisiting his classic partnership with Dr. Dre, “The Next Episode” is a testament to the enduring power of West Coast rap. The track became an anthem, complete with Dre’s iconic production.

12. Buttons (with The Pussycat Dolls)

Venturing into pop, “Buttons” showed Snoop’s mainstream appeal. His guest verse added an extra layer to the Pussycat Dolls’ provocative hit.

11. California Gurls (with Katy Perry)

Another pop crossover, “California Gurls” became a summer anthem. Snoop’s laid-back flow perfectly complements Katy Perry’s pop vocals.

10. Murder Was The Case

A narrative rap detailing an imagined scenario where Snoop is struck down and makes a deal with the devil, “Murder Was The Case” became one of his most iconic tracks, especially given the real-life legal troubles he faced around the same time.

9. Young, Wild & Free (with Wiz Khalifa & Bruno Mars)

A modern anthem for carefree living, “Young, Wild & Free” taps into the youthful essence of being free-spirited, with contributions from Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars.

8. P.I.M.P. (with 50 Cent)

In a collaboration with 50 Cent, “P.I.M.P.” showcased Snoop’s pimp persona, which had by then become a staple part of his public image.

7. Still D.R.E. (with Dr. Dre)

Reiterating his strong partnership with Dr. Dre, “Still D.R.E.” serves as a sequel to their earlier works. It became an anthem for the duo’s resilience in the industry.

6. Neva Have 2 Worry

In “Neva Have 2 Worry,” Snoop reflects on his life and career, offering a more introspective side. The track discusses the ups and downs of fame.

5. 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (with 2Pac)

Teaming up with 2Pac, this track has become a classic in gangsta rap lore. It plays as an anthem for two of the genre’s most iconic figures.

4. Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang (with Dr. Dre)
This is where it all began. “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” introduced Snoop to the world and became a defining track for the West Coast rap scene.

3. Drop It Like It’s Hot (with Pharrell)

This collaboration with Pharrell became an international hit, its unique beat and catchy hook making it a staple in Snoop’s discography.

2. Who Am I? (What’s My Name)

One of his earliest hits, “Who Am I? (What’s My Name)” remains a quintessential Snoop Dogg track. Its funky beat and iconic hook are unforgettable.

1. Gin & Juice

Arguably Snoop’s most iconic track, “Gin & Juice” encapsulates the laid-back, yet poignant, style that he’s famous for. The song has been a party anthem for decades and remains a significant part of rap history.