Snoop Dogg is one of the most iconic men in hip hop and has had a long and highly fruitful career within the genre. Since his emergence on the LA hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, the rapper has gone on to work with all the greats in the business and is widely considered a legend Snoop’s impact on the sound of the genre (as a friend of Dr Dre) is unparalleled. Although other artists, such as Eminem, turned heads alongside Dre, it is incomparable to what Snoop did.
Aside from all the business ventures and fantastic music, Snoop Dogg is one of the most renowned figures in hip-hop, without a doubt. On legendary status, obliterates almost every rapper in hip-hop, with a few exceptions. Speaking to hip-hop media outlets on occasion, Snoop is always sharing his new projects and creative visions with fans, whether it’s to do with NFTs, wine or his live performances.
Having released his debut album, Doggystyle, in 1993, Snoop has gone on to 19 studio albums, five collaborative albums, 17 compilation albums, three extended plays and 25 mixtapes. With so many bodies of work that require music videos, it is pretty clear that in his career Snoop Dogg has released a lot of music and a lot of music videos.
However, in a recent interview with MTV, as well as talking about his album Algorithm, Snoop was asked to name his favourite Snoop Dogg music videos of all time, and, in spite of the fact he has such a vast array of visuals, the Long Beach rapper found task surprisingly easy.
Talking about the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ music video, Snoop highlighted how he loved the incorporation of the spray paint sound effect in the music and was surprised that even though they had footage of an actor spray painting on set, they used Snoop Dogg in the final edit because it was very authentic and true to the vibe of the music video.
Snoop’s hidden gem album, Tha Last Meal, features a Timbaland-produced song, Who Am I (What’s My Name? Pt 2). For this video, Snoop said he had complete creative control and demanded it be set in a giant converse shoe to mimic the story ‘There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe’. Inside the shoe, there was a party occurring.
Snoop also listed ‘Doggy Dog World’ as one of his most prized music videos. Snoop disclosed that he loved the video because he had some of the most legendary African-American actors feature in it. Ron O’Neal, Rudy Ray Moore, Fred Williamson, Pam Grier and Antonia Fargas all feature in the video, according to the rapper. You can see more in the list below
Snoop Dogg’s favourite Snoop Dogg music videos:
- ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’, Rhythm & Gangsta, (2004)
- ‘Who Am I (What’s My Name? Pt 2)’, Tha Last Meal, (2000)
- ‘The Next Episode’, 2001, (1999)
- ‘Doggy Dog World’, Doggystyle, (1993)
- ‘Deep Cover’, The Chronic, (1992)