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THROWBACK EDITION

snoop dogg, 1994

house of blues (los angeles, ca) photo: J lash Snoop Dogg went from being a lanky newcomer to one the most branded names in Hip Hop. When he introduced himself to the rap audience alongside Dr. Dre on an early-90s episode of YO! MTV RAPS, he came off as a too cool, almost shy guy. But now, you’re liable to see Snoop’s face on everything from talk shows to blunt wraps to porn DVDs. While most of his endeavors (such as the Doggystyle shirt seen here) didn’t always catch on outside of his immediate circle, the world always knew about it due to his extensive touring, a luxury he may lose soon if he’s not careful. Snoop has been banned from boarding British Airlines as well as entering Australia and the United Kingdom. A rare example of an entertainer who is able to use his gimmicky characteristics without coming off looking like a complete character, Snoop easily one of Hip Hop’s most popular figures.

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Ozone West #67 - May 2008  

Ozone West #67 - May 2008

Ozone West #67 - May 2008  

Ozone West #67 - May 2008

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