When it comes to West Coast rap, it’s impossible to have a conversation without mentioning the legendary Snoop Dogg. When he entered the game in the early 90s, he brought the perfect combination of smooth style and aggressive lyrics. Over the course of his career, he has given us some of the most iconic rap songs of all time. Additionally, has released nearly 20 albums and he has become one of the most well-known artists in the genre. In recent years, he has ventured off into other areas of the entertainment industry, but music will always be Snoop Dogg’s first love and he has a very impressive catalog to show for it. Here are the top 10 Snoop Dogg songs of all time.
10. Just Dippin’
“Just Dippin'” might not be one of Snoop Dogg’s biggest songs, but it’s still one of his best. The song was released in 1999 and is a track on Snoop’s fourth album. It marked the first time he and longtime collaborator Dr. Dre had worked together in several years. If anyone knows anything about these two, they know that whenever they hop on a song together you can bet it’s going to be fire.
9. I Can’t Swim
“I Can’t Swim” opens with a bit of a comical sound, and Snoop’s flow throughout the song matches that energy. The beat is infectious and many would agree that it sounds ahead of its time. For that reason, the song has managed to age very well. On top of that, Snoop delivered some great lines and the song is actually deeper than a lot of people realize.
8. From tha Chuuuch to da Palace
As soon as the beat drops, you know that “From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace” is going to be something special. The song has a fun and up-tempo vibe that will make you want to get out of your seat and dance. The fact that the song has a catchy chorus doesn’t hurt either.
7. I Wanna Love You
By the time “I Wanna Love You” was released in 1999, Snoop Dogg had already established himself as a legend in the game. However, this song served as a reminder that he still had plenty left in the tank. With a feature from Akon, “I Wanna Love You” is a laid-back song that got a lot of play in the clubs after its release.
The “Doggfather” is a nickname that Snoop has used for himself throughout his career, so it’s only right that he used the name for the title of a song. “Doggfather” featured Snoop’s signature smooth style and it featured a chorus from R&B legend, Charlie Wilson. In addition to the song being good on its own, it also had a great video.
5. Murder Was the Case
“Murder Was the Case” is one of Snoop’s most memorable songs, but what many don’t realize is that it has an autobiographical component. In 1993, he was tried for murder. Although he was acquitted, the experience changed his life. While talking to Revolt TV, he said, “When I started writing Tha Doggfather, I lost a lot of fans; I lost a lot of homies because they wanted me to keep it gangsta after beating the murder case. They wanted me to glamorize and glorify, but I was like, somebody’s life was lost. My life was changed. This is a real situation.”
4. True Lies
Unless you’ve been a long-time Snoop fan, you may not have heard the song “True Lies” but it’s definitely one worth adding to your playlist. After listening to this song once, you’ll probably have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day. As with many of his songs, Snoop slips in some powerful messages throughout the track.
3. Drop It Like It’s Hot
“Drop It Like It’s Hot” is easily one of Snoop Dogg’s most memorable songs. Released in 2004, the song boasts an infectious beat by The Neptunes and a chorus that you can’t help but sing along with. The song reached number one on several billboard charts and has been certified 2x platinum.
2. Gin and Juice
Every artist has one song that helps take their career to the next level, and “Gin and Juice” was that song for Snoop Dogg. The song was the second single from his debut album Doggystyle and it helped him establish himself as one of the hottest new artists in the industry. The chorus’ melody was inspired by “Watching You” by Slave and the beat contains an instrumental from “I Get Lifted” by George McCrae.
“Beautiful” is yet another collaboration between Snoop Dogg and The Neptunes. The song has a beautifully rich sound that will put you in a good mood as soon as you hear it. Many people would agree that the true mark of a great song is that it never gets old, and “Beautiful” has accomplished that.