Snoop Dogg Says He's Never Listened To "Doggystyle" In Its Entirety

posted Sunday November 24 ,2013 at 09:00AM CST | 43 comments

Snoop Dogg Says He's Never Listened To

Snoop Dogg reflects on his classic debut.

Saturday (November 23) marked the 20-year anniversary of Snoop Dogg's heralded debut album, Doggystyle.

In an interview with MTV News, Snoop reflected on what the project meant to him. "Back then it meant a lot because it was being able to stand on my own two feet and put out a project for the first time and to actually be heard and seen for who I am individually," said Snoop. "Now what it means, it's an accomplishment. Looking back at it, it was very well put together, it was standards, it showed me the way to do it, the only way to do it, even though I haven't always stuck to that high standard."

Snoop admitted that he has never giving the record a proper listen."I don't believe I've ever listened to the whole album and I'm being honest with you," he said. "I ain't never listen to Doggystyle top to bottom. I may have listened to songs, but I never listen to any of my projects to to bottom."

Snoop discussed his favorite songs from the project. "On that record, my favorite song was probably either 'Murder Was The Case' or 'Gz and Hustlas.' 'Gz and Hustlas' was easy; it was supposed to be a mic check. I was supposed to go in there, and when I mic checked, I freestyled, and whatever came out is the record that you hear."

"'Murder Was the Case,' that was kinda hard because I started writing on another beat and I was writing a different kinda story," said Snoop. "And then once Dre gave me that beat the story came to life and it was like I'm writing a story about me making a deal with the Devil, me going to jail,"

Watch the interview below:

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Doggystyle, which was one of the most anticipated debut Rap albums in Hip Hop history, sold over 800,000 copies in its first week, which set the record for a debut artist and fastest-selling album ever until Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP.

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  • Anonymous
    All that pass the dutchie to the left hand side got my dog/lion mind fried lol Make sure yall check my boy new track out on youtube by clicking this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGnF2raO23Y my channel or typing 85 Clay Everyday and vote for it at Http://bsta.rs/7f3b6 he just getting started comment and subscribe
  • Anonymous
    That's a fucking lie from snoop!
  • Anonymous
    bullshit!!
  • Nick
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Snoop is like an author with writer's block. That nigga can spit. We see it here. He's a real nigga. But he just got too commercial and scripted. Then again, I'm 31 so I remember when stupid ass white christians bought his records out and steam-rolled them. Saw it on the news. Then this nigga came out like nothing we had ever seen before. He got old, corny and predictable. I still love him and appreciate what he did, though.
  • MAFIAMAN
    We love you Snoop!!! Check out MafiaStorage.com - The best way to stream share your rap files !
  • Thuggy nigga
    Snoop was my fav mc when I first started listening to hip hop but god damn he is wack nowadays and just when I thought he couldn't sell out anymore I saw him rapping in a hot pockets commercial SMFH Doggystyle Doggfather No Limit Top Dogg
  • Anonymous
    maybe he should start listening to his records top to bottom before he puts it out then 70% of his shit wouldnt be garbage
  • dadukstin
    never have ereally either or listened to any dr dres albums all the way the through on constant roataion not my thang
  • riv216
    Me neither Snoop...Me neither lol.... However! I do remember running across the Doggystyle CD as a kid... I remember going through the Doggystle CD Booklet (I don't know if that's what they call them) and seeing all the crazy artwork that was in that b****... I was only like 10 years old looking at it like what the!... word.... come check out my new music video "The Good Die Young 2K13" in 720/1080p HD here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vp8lj_Smpw
  • Barbara Herrera
    just before I saw the bank draft that said $6816, I have faith that...my... neighbour was realie bringing in money parttime at there computar.. there dads buddy has done this for only twenty three months and by now paid for the debts on their house and bought a top of the range Lancia Straton. why not find out more... www.Fb39.com Its super sad that they lost a partner on person of interest. Maybe cbs should remind me one more time so I can fully come to grips with it
  • Yellow Skinhead
    Don't get me wrong, Snoop has done well for himself. But on the business side of things in his career he has been little more than a pawn for his overall product. What I'm saying is a lot of other people have made more money off of the Snoop Dogg brand than Snoop himself. He has the public image of a gangster and a hustler, but the real gangsters and hustlers are the ones who cut Snoop's pay checks. So him saying he never even listened to the final product that launched his career is no surprise. He just got high, went to the studio, spit some shit, got paid and went home. Meanwhile the real hustlers aka white studio execs were busy behind the scenes making the real money. Snoops been getting fucked around in the industry. Does that sound like a true hustler to you? Sounds more like a mark to me. But he's the big, stoned, cop-killing, former gangster we all know and love. Jah Bless Mr. Lion.
    • Uh ur a douche
      Thats what happens to everybody, the artists do the work while the record companies sit back and make the real money. Nobody has ever made 100% percent profit off of there own album especially there debut. U try to talk like u know about the music industry meanwhile u probably typed this from the basement of your moms house after you got off work flippin burgers get the f outta here.
    • Anonymous
      Are you clueless or what mother fucker? Haven't you seen all these independent rappers going platinum? Macklemore, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Nipsy Hu$$le and plenty others all bring in a majority of the money they make. This is the new industry model that doesn't fuck over the young, poor artists by loaning them some big advance that they have to pay back off record. Now the major labels want to get their artist on 360 deals so they can make all the money from their tours and endorsement deals as well. Now, while your welcome for the free introductory lesson in the music industry I just gave your ass, I don't appreciate you projecting your own sad life onto mine. That description was way too detailed for it not to be at least partially based on yourself.
    • What
      Independents still dont make 100% profits u stilll have to pay for distribution bo and r u mad bro u seem mad
    • Or
      And independents have been around for a long time there nothing new they had them back in the 90s but snoop didnt have a lot of choices like a lot of young artists coming up out of the hood they take whatever chance they get to make music, and clearly youve never worked in the music industry buddy heres a fact no one ever in the history of music has made a hit record without getting used and taken advantage of by someone above them even your favorite rapper macklemore lol
    • Kizman
      If your not from our state... Snoop actually drives around by himself in a low rider. If you drive around long enough you will seem him around most hoods in So Cal. I dont know of any other famous person who goes around with that much respect. Don't get Pimp slapped!!!
    • Anonymous
      And not a single fuck, or valid point, was made.
    • lowprofile
      gotta agree with you on the fact that snoop was more or less a porn to the industry and has been fucked over thoughout the years, but when you look at it from a different perspective, it has worked for him ... snoop has never been the most talented rapper, whether you look at lyrics or having hits, its always been a case of relying on a certain mechanism to market him, from the death row days, to no limit, star trek up to the present moment. he tried his doggy style records and it wasnt successful either. he knows all of this and thats why he allows, the real bosses to use him because thats the only way he's gonna eat. another example is 50 cent who can buy himself out of the shady/aftermath/interscope contract if he wanted to but because he knows that this wont be good for his career chooses not to but still complains about them on every interview...its more a case of knowing what would happen if you went your own
  • Anonymous
    good choice Snoop! The album is just so garbage as todays hiphop. commercial and weak.
    • Anonymous
      Are you on Molly?
  • Anonymous
    I don't blame him. That album sounds terrible today.
    • Anonymous
      Are you joking?
  • If You Ain't Riding With Us Then We Running You Over
    This just proves how wack the album is; not even the artist who dropped listens to it. Fuck Long Beach and its population.
  • Anonymous
    would be a classic if it dropped today
    • Anonymous
      It would sell 50k if it dropped today.
    • Mack
      haha
  • Ivan187
    "Doggystyle" is the best rap album ever because even people who don't like rap love it.
  • Pfft
    Negros didn't invent hip hop: it was the white man. Mel Gibson is the true inventor of this art form. One day while walking down the street, Mr Gibson was cornered in an alley and jumped by a gang of burly black man. One of those men was known as Africa Bambatta. He stole some poetry that he was writing for an English literature class along with a demo tape. He planned on reciting poetry to the beat of fast paced drums, but sadly, that tape was destroyed and now his dream and discovery(along with the truth) will never see fruition. Now, thanks to the laziness & shiftlessness of the black man, rap music is being used as a severe copout to escape their life in the ghetto instead of working hard, going to college, and earning a degree.
    • Pete
      White supremacy
    • KING KENDRICK KOMPTON
      KKK!
    • P
      The Vanilla Ice and the Eminem are soo funny...LOL!
  • r1cka1me1da
    I think thats bullshit...coming from an artist, It's bullshit...he probably heard that album so much it cuda melted in the player...especially after it did what it did, artists like the reflect on their work after it made impact
  • Your old English teacher
    Proofread, Mr. Roman Cooper
    • Your old English teacher
      Proofread, Mr. Roman Cooper.
    • Anonymous
      ^ What a troll, there are grammatical errors in the article, he /she is right.
  • Anonymous
    probably one of the best album ever made on a top 5 list 1/ Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle 2/ Kendrick Lamar - good kid M.A.A.D city 3/ D'Angelo - Voodoo 4/ Pharoahe Monch - Desire 5/ Erykah Badu - Amerykah Pt. 2
    • Anonymous
      You are nuts
    • yung
      wheres ready to die? mmlp? wu tang forever? 36 chambers? madvillainy? ILL FUCKING MATIC?
    • anon
      i should roundhouse kick the fuk outta you.
    • Anonymous
      ^ lol at randomly mentioning madvillainy amongst those classic LP's
    • TaZzZ
      That is a crazy ass list but props for including Desire, its personally in my top ten, I feel like thats Pharoahe at the peak of his growth. As for Madvillainy, that shit is so fuckin dope but idk if I'd go top 5...
    • Lester Roy
      ^^ lol at these BITCH niggas bumpin Pharoahe Moch
    • TRE
      lmao nigga your name is lester