What comes to mind when you think of Snoop Dogg? His music? His questionable lyrics about women? Baking with Martha Stewart?
Or is it just his excessive pot use?
I can guarantee that most people will recognize Snoop for the latter. Snoop just loves the green stuff, and he is very rarely seen without a cheeky blunt in his hand. So, it will come as absolutely no surprise to any of you that Snoop received a marijuana flower bouquet complete with forty-eight pre-rolled joints for his forty-eighth birthday... And it is just as ridiculous looking as you'd imagine any weed bouquet to be.
Oh, Snoop. Never change.
Anyone who is anyone knows who Snoop Dogg is.
via: GettyThe California-born rapper and songwriter rose to fame as one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap in the 1990s and was, for many, the epitome of West Coast hip-hop culture.
And, believe it or not...Snoop isn't his real name. Would you believe it?! The rapper was actually born as Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971. It is thought that his "Snoop Dogg" nickname came from his mother because she thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts cartoon. Throughout the years, he has been known as "Snoop Doggy Dogg" and "Snoop Lion."
He was first put on the map after Dr. Dre discovered the budding young musician.He first came to the attention of producer-rapper Dr. Dre, who featured him on his single Deep Cover and on his landmark album "The Chronic" in 1992. Snoop’s prominent vocals on the hit singles Dre Day and Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang fueled his rapid ascent to stardom.
It was onwards and upwards from there.Snoop's first album, the Dre-produced "Doggystyle" in 1993, climbed its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's hip-hop and Top 200 charts, based in part on the success of the singles Who Am I (What's My Name)? and Gin and Juice.
Yet, despite all his success...Snoop has never been a stranger to criticism.
Snoop's lyrics have often been slammed as sexist...And many have branded the rapper as being offensive, misogynistic, and degrading towards women.
And he has been open about his past as a pimp...In May 2013, the rapper told Rolling Stone that he had been a pimp in the early days of his career. "As a kid, I dreamed of being a pimp, I dreamed of having cars and clothes and b*tches to match. I said, '**** it - I'm finna do it.' I put an organization together," he said. "I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten b*tches on it. I could fire a bitch, **** a bitch, get a new ho: It was my program."
Oh, and he loves pot.If it isn't his somewhat offensive music, Snoop is perhaps the most famous for his love of marijuana.
Snoop is a strong advocate for the green stuff...
Snoop is constantly high...So he is very rarely seen without a blunt in his hand.
I know what you're thinking...Rolling all those blunts must take an awfully long time... Right?
Not for Snoop.Because he even has his own blunt roller around the house, to provide him with those much-needed joints whenever he fancies one. That's not a bad set up, is it?
And on Sunday, Snoop celebrated his forty-eight birthday.Forty-eight whole years of Snoop Dogg. What a time to be alive.
So it should come as no surprise to any of you...
via: GettyThat Snoop had a heavily marijuana-oriented birthday. Obviously.
He was gifted with a magical flower bouquet.
via: TMZThe bouquet, which was packed with an assortment of beautiful flowers and greenery, contained something a little more magical than what initially met the eye...
Haven't spotted it yet?
via: TMZTake a closer look...
Yep, there's a lot of weed in there.
via: TMZThe bouquet, which was carefully curated by the cannabis floral designer and artist, Leslie K Monroy, had forty-eight pre-rolled joints hidden amongst the flowers.
Forty-eight blunts to mark forty-eight trips around the sun for Snoop.And, after this bouquet, he will certainly be going for a trip across the sun, if you know what I mean...
And the marijuana fun doesn't end there.
via: TMZHalf the joints are filled with Indica and the other half with Sativa, and the bouquet also includes 4 small weed clones and 8 tall clones on top of all the pre-rolled blunts. My eyes are watering just thinking about it...