Snoop Dogg developed a new sound after signing to Pharrell's label imprint Star Trak in 2004 and released R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece the same year. The album spawned his first No. 1 smash hit "Drop It Like It's Hot."
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Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg attends Snoop Lion Special "Reincarnation" Record Release Event at Miss Lilly's on July 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)