Snoop Dogg Celebrates ‘Doggystyle’ 29th Anniversary

Snoop Dogg has shared a series of nostalgic posts to celebrate the 29th anniversary of his 1993 multi-platinum debut album, Doggy style.

The veteran MC kicked off his celebration with a photo of himself wearing a shirt with the classic LP’s cover art, designed by artist Joe Cool. “Doggystyle is 29 years old today. Nov 23rd 1993,” Snoop captioned the post along with a series of celebratory emojis.

He followed up the post with a video of an unidentified artist completing a rendering of the album cover, made from what looks like colored sand.

Finally, Snoop Dogg shared a clip of himself performing a remixed version of “Gin & Juice” with Dr. DreDaz Dillinger and Kurupt at the 1993 American Music Awards.

While Doggy style was released on Death Row/Interscope on November 23, 1993 on CD and vinyl, the cassette version was released two weeks earlier by Atlantic Records. Driven by the lead single “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)”, as well as Snoop’s significant contribution to Dr. Dres The Chronic the previous year, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 800,000 in its first week.

The project’s second mega-hit single, “Gin & Juice”, was released the following January and pushed Doggy style for its first platinum certification. By May 1994, the project had been certified 4x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

To date has Doggy style remains Snoop Dogg’s best-selling album with only two other projects—the 1996s Doggfather and the 1998s Since the game is to be sold, not to be told — is certified double platinum.

It also has the distinction of being one of two Snoop albums, along with the aforementioned Doggfatherto remain unavailable on streaming platforms — a fact fans picked up on in the comments sections of each of Snoop Dogg’s celebratory posts.

Long Beach OG, who is widely credited with helping popularize the West Coast sound nationally, has released a total of 19 studio albums, 17 compilations, 3 EPs and 25 mixtapes. The latest, BOD arrived earlier this year after Snoops acquisition of Death Row Records through an agreement with MNRK Music Group (formerly known as eOne Music).

His latest mixtape, Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It arrived last month on October 20, his 51st birthday. The project was first announced in September after Snoop Dogg and DJ Drama hopped on a FaceTime call together and teased fans with a screenshot of their conversation on Instagram.

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The mixtape marked Drama’s sixth Gangsta Grillz release this year after the likes of Jim Jones’ We set trendsDreamville’s D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape and Symbas Results take time.

The veteran DJ, there won his first Grammy earlier this year thanks to Tyler, The Creator’s Gangsta Grillz– inspired Call me if you get lostalso delivered Snowfall with a long-standing partner Jeez a day after Snoop’s tape.

During an appearance at Stephen A. Smith’s Know Mercy podcast last month, Snoop Dogg revealed that he is making one new album with Dr. Dre called Missionary.

The project should be completed in November, although it is unclear when exactly it will be released. As for the meaning behind the title, Snoop Smith shared, “The first album was Doggy style“, prompting a roar of laughter from the sports personality.

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