Snoop Dogg nominated for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Snoop Dogg has been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The West Coast rapper was announced as a nominee for the 54th Annual Induction & Awards Gala on Monday (November 14). The ceremony is set to take place on June 15, 2023 in New York City, with Snoop nominated in the executive songwriter category alongside the likes of Blondie, REM and Patti Smith.

“Broadus’ prominent vocals on Dr. Dre‘s iconic 1992 solo album, The chronicfueled his rapid rise to stardom, resulting in his 1993 debut solo album, Doggy style, produced by Dr. Dre, which is the first album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as #1 on the Popular Albums chart and the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts,” reads his Songwriters Hall of Fame description.

“With the singles ‘What’s My Name’ and ‘Gin & Juice,’ it was certified quadruple certification. Critics stated that the album proved that rappers ‘could reinvent themselves,’ expanding rap’s vocabulary, changing hip-hop fashion, and helping to introduce a hip-hop genre called G-Funk to a new generation.

“Praised for his flavorful melodic rhymes and his use of vocabulary to keep its effectiveness by ‘keeping it simple,’ Broadus popularized the use of ‘izzle-speak,’ especially in the pop and hip-hop music industries. He has sold 35 million albums worldwide and continues to have a huge influence on younger generations of rappers.”

If voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Snoop Dogg would join other Hip Hop heavyweights JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, Pharrell and Jermaine Dupri.

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The news comes less than a week after it was announced Snoop Dogg biopic is in the works at Universal Pictures, with Menace II Society director Allen Hughes is on board to direct the film.

“I waited a long time to put this project together because I wanted to choose the right director, the perfect writer and the best film company to work with, who could understand the legacy I’m trying to portray on screen and the memory I’m trying to don’t,” Snoop said in a statement. “It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”

Universal Chairman Donna Langley added, “Snoop Dogg’s life and legacy make him one of the most exciting and influential icons in popular culture. We caught up with Snoop shortly after he acquired Death Row Records and had the opportunity to hear his story with his own words. We are humbled to be able to create the lasting document for this exceptional artist.”

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