Throwback Thursday: Snoop Dogg

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Throwback Thursday: Snoop Dogg - When it comes to being respected in music, Snoop Dogg is one of the artists that should come to your mind. The California native has been in the rap game since 1992. From the hoods of Long Beach to the sweet life there's nothing that Snoop can't do, including reggae—yes, reggae.Get ready for Snoop Dogg to take on the BET Experience this summer and get familiar with the Snoop Dogg edition of Throwback Thursday!(Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg Breaks Out - Snoop kicked in the door with his classic turn on ?Deep Cover,? but his domination on The Chronic?he appeared on 11 of the 16 tracks?is what made him a true star. Doggystyle, which came out a year later, was the first debut album to enter the charts at No. 1, but it wasn?t really Snoop?s first LP. The Chronic was. And 20 years later, he's still one of rap's biggest names.    (Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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What's In A Name? - Snoop Dogg was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. on October 19, 1971. During his childhood he was nicknamed "Snoopy" because he resembled the Peanuts character. Lucky for him the name stuck and helped make him a star.(Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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A Complete 180 - After a few run-in's with the law after graduating high school, Snoop Dogg met Dr. Dre is turned his life around. The superproducer signed Snoop to Suge Knight's Death Row Records after hearing a demo the rapper recorded with Warren G and Nate Dogg.(Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg - Nomiated for "Best Male Hip Hop," the "Gin and Juice" rapper also performs "Lay Low" featuring Nate Dogg and Master P.   (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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A G Thang - When he was affectionately known as "Snoop Doggy Dogg" he blew minds when he rapped on Dr. Dre's album The Chronic. His signature verse on "Nuthin' But A G Thang" is one that old and new hip hop heads know by heart.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

Tha Dogfather Hits the Stage - Snoop Dogg treats the Hip Hop Awards audience to a performance of "That's That."   (Photo: Annette Brown/Getty Images)

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Solo Debut Success - With a few successful features under his belt Snoop Dogg released his debut album Doggystyle in 1993. His lyrical ability had made such an impact on people that it debuted on the Billboard charts at No. 1 and went on to go quadruple platinum!(Photo: Annette Brown/Getty Images)

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Snoop Knows No Limit - After releasing 1996's The Doggfather, Snoop Dogg turned his back on Suge Knight and Death Row Records. The rapper moved forward and signed with Master P's No Limit Records where he released three albums that each sold over 1 million copies. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Snoop Knows No Limit - After releasing 1996's The Doggfather, Snoop Dogg turned his back on Suge Knight and Deathrow Records. The rapper moved forward and signed with Master P's No Limit Records where he released three albums that each sold over 1 million copies.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Hollywood Top Dogg - In 2001, Snoop Dogg took on Hollywood in a huge way. Aside from assisting Dr. Dre on The Chronic 2001, Snoop was seen in two box office smashes. He portrayed Rodney (Yvette's ex) in Baby Boy and played paraplegic gangster Blue in the Oscar-winning movie Training Day, starring Denzel Washington. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Hollywood Top Dogg - In 2001 Snoop Dogg took on Hollywood in a huge way. Aside from assisting Dr. Dre on The Chronic 2001, Snoop was seen in two box office smashes. He portrayed Rodney (Yvette's ex) in Baby Boy and played a parapalegic gangster Blue in the Oscar-winning movie starring Denzel Washington Training Day.(photo: John Ricard / BET)

The Dogg Is Now a Lion - Snoop Dogg has donned a new animal moniker for his forthcoming reggae-inspired debut — just call him Snoop Lion. Here, the legendary West Coast rapper promotes his Reincarnation album release at Miss Lilly's in New York City.    (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

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Top Of The Charts - 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."(Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images)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)

Snoop Dogg (Lion) ? ?Smoke? - ?Dogg soprano, sugar Buddha the pimp ... This for big Tony, homey in the yenta Inglewood to tango, relativez the bleeka.? ? Snoop(Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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Introducing Snoop Lion - After taking on a spiritual journey while in Jamaica in 2012, Snoop Dogg took on the Rastafarian way of life and has since changed his name to Snoop Lion. The rapper-turned-reggae artist released his first reggae album Reincarnated on April 23, 2013 and has fully embraced this more "peaceful" side of himself. Congrats Snoop!(Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

"Deep Cover" ft. Dr. Dre - Another classic Dre and Snoop collaboration that takes listeners back to his "gangster" music days. It was later covered by Big Pun and Fat Joe on Pun's debut as the song "Twinz." (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

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It's All About The BET Experience - If you've been down with Snoop from day one then you shouldn't miss your chance to watch him do all of his hits at The BET Experience. On day 2 of The BET Experience he'll be sharing the stage with upcoming California stars Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Schoolboy Q and everyone's favorite East Coast champ J. Cole. It'll be a show you won't want to miss.(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)