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. And, he smokes so much of the stuff that he's had to hire his very own blunt roller... And he pays him an extremely handsome wage.
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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?
Wrong.Because Snoop's too busy being a straight-up gangster to be sat around the house rolling blunts all day, he's hired someone to do it for him.
Yep, a professional blunt roller. For Snoop Dogg.I can't make this stuff up...
Snoop opened up about his employee on The Howard Stern Show...
via: YoutubeIn which he was joined by fellow actor and pot-enthusiast, Seth Rogen.
When quizzed on why he could possibly need a blunt roller...
via: YoutubeSnoop replied, quite nonchalantly, "I don't have time." The men all burst into laughter, and Rogen then seemed to conclude that he should get himself a blunt roller too.
And Seth had some warm words for this special member of staff.
via: YoutubeRogen heaped praise on the rapper's employee - who he had encountered when hanging with Snoop in the past - and said the guy had a knack of appearing with a blunt in hand at just the right time.
I suppose timing is very important when Snoop's your boss...Or when your boss is as hungry for pot as Snoop is.
And Snoop seems to think quite warmly of his employee...
via: YoutubeAs he added: "Timing. That motherf***er's timing is impeccable. That's his J-O-B, his occupation. On his resumé, it says, 'What do you do?' 'I'm a blunt roller. P-B-R, professional blunt roller.'"