Snoop Dogg was denied entry into a club playing his own song
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Snoop Dogg was denied entry into a club playing his own song

In the present day, Snoop Dogg is a renowned rapper who is considered a hip hop legend. However, in the early 1990s, when Snoop Dogg was a fresh face, he didn’t receive the same treatment he does today. Synonymous with West Coast hip hop, Snoop Dogg began his career as part of the Long Beach hip hop crew 213 alongside Warren G and Nate Dogg. However, things changed when he was introduced to Dr Dre as he became his protégé.

As part of Death Row, Snoop Dogg first became mainstream when he was featured on Dr Dre’s 1992 track ‘Deep Cover’. However, even after having featured on the track alongside Dr Dre, Snoop was still not a household name and once found himself getting turned away from a club that was, playing his own breakout song.

In a 2018 interview with famous radio personality Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show, the California rapper once detailed how, before his debut album Doggystyle came out in 1993, club security and club owners in Los Angeles still treated him like someone who had just come off the streets despite the fact that he was in the charts alongside Dr Dre.

Talking to Howard Stern, Snoop recalled the frustration of the night he was denied entry into a nightclub that was playing ‘Deep Cover’. Detailing the night, Snoop explained, “This is what it was. Me and one of the homies, right, we was going to this club. It was actually Prince’s club, it was called the Glam Slam. So we’re downtown, and ‘Deep Cover’ was on. It’s banging. So we walk up to the front, and the bodyguard’s like, ‘Hold on.’ And my homeboy’s like, ‘Hey, man, f*ck that. That’s him on the song. Let him in the club.’ And the bodyguard’s like, ‘I don’t give a f*ck about him or that song.'”

Snoop revealed that although he was angry and frustrated at the time, it was not long until he could get into the Glam Slam club because upon the release of his famous debut album Doggystyle in 1993, he was sneakily ushered into the VIP section without question as a superstar. You can watch Snoop’s full interview with Howard Stern in the video below.