As hip hop started to brew during the '80s, the emergence of gangsta rap in the '90s pushed the genre to another realm—and Snoop Dogg was at the heart of it. Snoop first came on to the scene in 1992 with an assist from Dr. Dre, when he was featured on The Chronic. The following year, Snoop dropped his debut Doggystylė, an album that became a staple in heralding West Coast hip hop and the G-funk sound.
Over the course of Snoop's 25+ year career, the rapper has transcended his icon status into more than just hip-hop. Adding to his repertoire, he can be seen hosting a cooking show alongside Martha Stewart, launching a wine label, acting, and owning a youth football league—just to name a few.
While Snoop is well-respected in the entertainment industry, he's also an advocate for future generations of rappers. To celebrate Snoop's legacy, here are 30 songs that are perfect for the ultimate Doggfather playlist.