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#BACKINTHEDAY: Snoop Doggy Dogg releases debut album, 'Doggystyle' (11/23/1993)

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 you don’t love me, you love my doggystyle

you don’t love me, you love my doggystyle

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BACK IN THE DAY |11/23/93| Snoop Dogg released his debut album, Doggystyle, on Death Row Records.

BACK IN THE DAY |11/23/93| Snoop Dogg released his debut album, Doggystyle, on Death Row Records.

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WHAT’S MY NAME

WHAT’S MY NAME

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Tomorrow marks the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s highly-acclaimed Doggystyle, in which his lyrical realism and distinctive vocal flow forever changed hip-hop and helped define the genre into what it is today.

In honor of this date, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Doggystyle. Never done before, Snoop offers exclusive commentary about each song and the behind-the-scenes stories that went on during the making of the historic record. The mixtape offers fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear first-hand, the creative process behind the record.

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY |11/23/93| Snoop Dogg released his debut album, Doggystyle, on Death Row Records.

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY |11/23/93| Snoop Dogg released his debut album, Doggystyle, on Death Row Records.

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Suge Knight Reflects on ‘Doggystyle’ 20 Years Later
Words by paulcantor
This past weekend, Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle turned 20. Back in 1993, the lanky 21-year-old from Long Beach, Calif. was riding high on his breakout performances from Dr. Dre's The Chronic, but he'd been implicated in the murder of Philip Woldemariam and had a murder trial looming. The Doggfather unquestionably had all eyes on him.
Doggystyle went on to sell millions of copies and spawned successful singles like “What’s My Name,” “Gin & Juice” and “Murder Was the Case.” It was the second project released by Death Row Records, a label that Dr. Dre co-founded with Marion “Suge” Knight. It was Knight’s executive muscle that helped Snoop avoid jail a few years after its release, but following the 1996 murder of his label mate Tupac Shakur and Knight’s subsequent incarceration, their relationship soured. And it remained that way for years — until last February, when Snoop instagrammed a photo of the pair at an L.A. club. They’d finally made amends. [READ MORE…]

Suge Knight Reflects on ‘Doggystyle’ 20 Years Later

Words by paulcantor

This past weekend, Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle turned 20. Back in 1993, the lanky 21-year-old from Long Beach, Calif. was riding high on his breakout performances from Dr. Dre's The Chronic, but he'd been implicated in the murder of Philip Woldemariam and had a murder trial looming. The Doggfather unquestionably had all eyes on him.

Doggystyle went on to sell millions of copies and spawned successful singles like “What’s My Name,” “Gin & Juice” and “Murder Was the Case.” It was the second project released by Death Row Records, a label that Dr. Dre co-founded with Marion “Suge” Knight. It was Knight’s executive muscle that helped Snoop avoid jail a few years after its release, but following the 1996 murder of his label mate Tupac Shakur and Knight’s subsequent incarceration, their relationship soured. And it remained that way for years — until last February, when Snoop instagrammed a photo of the pair at an L.A. club. They’d finally made amends. [READ MORE…]