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10 of Snoop Dogg’s Best Songs

10 of Snoop Dogg’s Best Songs

Snoop Dogg is one of the most popular rappers in the world, with hits spanning decades and genres. With his iconic voice, quick rhyming style, and unique point of view, Snoop Dogg has proven himself to be an unmatched talent in hip-hop.

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Over the years, Snoop Dogg has offered listeners banger after banger, producing unforgettable songs with virally catchy beats. Read on for Repeat Replay’s list of Snoop Dogg’s best songs and see why this iconic rapper has become one of the best in the game.

“Drop It Like It’s Hot”

Perhaps no Snoop Dogg song is as well-known as the rapper’s 2004 hit Drop It Like It’s Hot. With its thumping beat, classic Snoop rhymes, and a cameo from artist Pharrell, it is no wonder this song rose to become the first of Snoop Dogg’s number one hits.

In the song, Snoop raps about the many troubles life can bring, assuring listeners that no matter what faces them, they can do what the song’s title tells them – drop it like it’s hot. If you are dealing with challenges in life, crank up this tune and follow the advice of Snoop Dogg’s famous song lyrics.


“Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”

If you are a fan of Snoop Dogg songs from the 90s, you know the answer to this question. Back when Snoop went by the moniker Snoop Doggy Dogg, he released this funky song as the first single from his debut album Doggystyle.

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In the song, he defined what would come to be known as his distinct doggy style. No matter what you think of the tall, lanky rapper from southern California, you certainly will not forget his name.


“Gin and Juice”

Snoop Dogg is famous for many things besides music, especially the substances he likes to imbibe. In Gin and Juice, Snoop Dogg rhymes about enjoying his favorite cocktail while partying, smoking, hanging with friends, and checking out the ladies. And while it did not make it onto our top 10 list of rap songs about money, Snoop makes it clear that money occupies his thinking on this track.

The second single release from Snoop’s debut Doggystyle album, Gin and Juice would grow in popularity to become a 90s party anthem, defining the drink orders of Snoop fans for years to come.


“Still D.R.E.”

While Still D.R.E. is technically a Dr. Dre song, Snoop Dogg’s rapping on the track is so iconic that Repeat Replay had to include it. From the first lyric, the duo makes clear their enduring partnership, letting listeners know they are back for another round.

New York rapper Jay-Z wrote the lyrics for what is one of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s best songs. The song would make a comeback after the 2022 Super Bowl where the two could perform it together during the halftime show.


“Nuthin’ But A G Thang”

When it comes to Snoop Dogg’s songs representative of the west coast hip-hop sound for which the rapper is famous, this song is where it’s at. Released in 1992, Nuthin’ But A G Thang solidified the popularity of California rap, rising to number two on the Billboard charts.

Snoop rejoins his partner in rhyme Dr. Dre for this hit single, making it clear that the two will always have each others’ backs.


“Sensual Seduction”

Sensual Seduction is a departure for Snoop Dogg from the rap sound that made him famous. In it, Snoop takes on a funky feel reminiscent of funk tunes from the 1970s. The video itself looks straight out of the 70s, with Snoop in an old-school tuxedo surrounded by dancers in vintage lingerie.

In Sensual Seduction, we hear Snoop Dogg as a crooner rather than a rapper, although his lyrical performance sounds highly auto-tuned. Nonetheless, this is a classic Snoop Dogg song, and no best-of list would be complete without it.


“Young, Wild & Free”

Joined by protégé rapper Wiz Khalifa and pop star Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg’s rhymes on Young, Wild & Free remind listeners of their good old high school days. In fact, producers of Mac & Devin Go to High School featured the song on the film’s soundtrack.

Young, Wild & Free was a commercial success, hitting the top 10 on the Billboard charts and going six times platinum as a musical single. Despite mixed critical reviews, this song stands out among Snoop’s hits for its catchy pop melody (thanks to Mars) and fun, nostalgic lyrics.


“Tha Shiznit”

Jumping back to the 90s, the decade during which Snoop Dogg rose to rap royalty, Tha Shiznit would make an impact not just on hip-hop, but on popular American vernacular. The term, invented by Snoop for this 1993 single, would enter mainstream usage as a commonly spoken 90s idiom meaning something exceptionally cool or the best.

While Snoop is an outstanding collaborator, regularly featuring popular and up-and-coming artists on his tracks, he goes solo on Tha Shiznit, demonstrating the lyrical and rhyming chops that made him famous.


“Vato”

Speaking of Snoop Dogg as a collaborator, one of his finest pairings was on the 2006 tune Vato where he teamed up with Cypress Hill’s B-Real. The term Vato is Spanish slang for homie or dude and comes from B-Real’s Latin roots.

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On Vato, Snoop Dogg and B-Real rhyme about L.A. and their ability to out-fight and out-gun anyone who puts them in danger. Snoop is a legend after all, and no one can beat him on his home turf.


“Beautiful”

Snoop Dogg is not generally known for being sweet and romantic, yet the artist shows us he can turn on the charm in this 2003 hit featuring Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson. The lyrics on this track drip with compliments for Snoop’s lady love, who is his favorite among all her potential rivals.

Cruising through the streets of Rio de Janeiro in the colorful video for Beautiful, Snoop looks like the ultimate in cool. Between the look and the lyrics, any lady would have a hard time turning down Snoop Dogg’s charm on this song.

Conclusion

In the rap game, there is no one like Snoop Dogg. His voice and style are iconic. He produced songs that would indelibly impact hip-hop music for decades.

While it is hard to choose favorites among the rapper’s numerous hits, Repeat Replay narrowed it down to 10 of Snoop Dogg’s best songs. Crank up the tunes on this list and hear why Snoop Dogg is so beloved the world over.