Snoop Dogg - We love you, but there's certainly a time and a place for you.
We've all kicked back and listened to a bit of Snoop every now and again, whether it be at a friend's house or on a particularly dirty night out.
Snoop isn't exactly the most PG of artists, and his recent performance at a college basketball court certainly raised some eyebrows.
And now, Snoop has announced that he is releasing lullaby renditions of his greatest hits. Keep scrolling to learn more...
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 gonna 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 b*tch, **** a b*tch, 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...
via: ShutterstockAnd regularly flaunts his lavish, pot-oriented lifestyle on his social media channels.
To cut a long story short...Snoop's drug and pimp oriented music doesn't make him the best contender for family-friendly events. Well, to most places it doesn't...
Because the University of Kansas obviously thought differently.The university hired Snoop Dogg last week to perform at their thirty-fifth annual Late Night event, a pre-season college basketball celebration.
However, it wasn't the most family-friendly performance...Because, if there's one thing Snoop Dogg is known for, it's for his particularly un-family-friendly music.
His performance was a raunchy one...
via: YoutubeSnoop, who took the court sporting a blue No. 20 Kansas jersey, was joined by a number of pole dancers, all clad in skimpy hotpants and vests. He performed a number of his famous tracks... All unedited and very explicit, of course. There was even a money-gun, which fired fake dollar bills emblazoned with his face into the stunned crowd.
His performance fell short of the event's usual "family atmosphere."
The university even issued a formal apology.
Many chortled at Long's apology...
I’m dead at Kansas thinking they were booking Snoop Dogg for a clean, family-friendly show and dead at “acrobatic d… https://t.co/Mk53JsNALQ— Eric Fawcett (@Eric Fawcett)1570249957.0
Snoop eventually spoke out about the backlash...Talking to Howard Stern, the rapper showed about as much remorse as you'd expect after the controversial performance.
Frankly, Snoop didn't see what the issue was.
via: Shutterstock"The audience enjoyed that ****," Snoop said. "I don't know what the **** they talking about."
In fact, Snoop has his own theory.
via: Shutterstock"I think it was more the publicity of what I did. They had to cover it up. And, I respect them, and I wasn't gonna put no smut on their name and say they did anything wrong because they invited me to come do what I do."
"And, when you pay for Snoop Dogg, you gon' get Snoop Dogg."You have to respect his dedication to staying true to himself.
Nothing phases Snoop...
via: ShutterstockAnd this backlash hasn't stopped him from doing what he does best - making music.
His music is strictly adult-only...But now, Snoop has decided that he wants to create music for the much younger generation.
He's releasing a lullaby album.Yep, you heard that right. Snoop Dogg has created lullabies specifically designed especially for infants.
The rapper has tapped into many different genres of music in the past...
via: ShutterstockBut he's now adding another album to his long list of experimental projects, as he's put together a record full of lullaby tracks aimed at infants.
Of course, the X-rated lyrics that Snoop is so well known for will be absent...
via: ShutterstockAccording to The Source, the album is titled Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg, and includes soothing instrumental versions of some of his biggest hits, such as "Drop It Like It's Hot", "Gin and Juice", and "Sensual Seduction".
The album has had a lot of funding...
via: ShutterstockIt is being released in partnership with Rockabye Baby! Music, who are known for making lullaby instrumentals of various artists, including Drake, Eminem, and Kanye West.
The album is expected to be released on December 6...But Snoop recently said he isn't interested in record sales, because he cares more about making music than making money.
Snoop is passionate about making music...
Asked what keeps him "hyped" about making music, Snoop said, "I love the way that good music feels. Even if it ain't mine, I just love how that s*** feels."
"But when it's mine it feels even better because I'm able to do it. I've made projects before that weren't good, but they felt good to me. And that's all I give a f*** about."
Snoop knows the score...
via: Shutterstock"I don't care about this sold eight million, 100,000, 22,000 or seventeen. Who cares? If you ain't doing it for the feeling, you're doing it for the wrong reasons. You should never be doing it to make money or become famous. That isn't what this game was built on," he went on to say. To keep reading about Snoop, keep scrolling to find out about his professional "blunt" roller...