Rapper Snoop Dogg, with his lazy drawl and gangster persona, is one of the most commercially successful artists in all of rap. Alongside artists like N.W.A, Tupac and Ice-T, Snoop epitomizes West Coast hip-hop. Debuting in 1992 as a collaborator on Dr. Dre's 1992 multi-platinum The Chronic, Snoop followed soon after with the release of Doggystyle, which set a new record as the then-biggest selling rap album.
After the passing of label mate Tupac and the incarceration of Death Row CEO Suge Knight, Snoop dropped the "Doggy" from his name and moved over to Master P's No Limit imprint. His next two No Limit albums, Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (#1 pop, #1 R&B, 1998) and No Limit Top Dogg (#2 pop, #1 R&B, 1999), marking Snoop's coming into his own as a producer. He started his own label, Dogg House Records, and oversaw The Eastsidaz project. In 2000 Snoop joined forces with Dr. Dre, Eminem and Ice Cube for the 'Up In Smoke' summer tour, and later released his final album for No Limit, Last Meal (#4 pop, #1 R&B). That same year, Death Row released Dead Man Walkin (#24 pop, #11 R&B), a collection of material Snoop recorded before he left the label. He has since released numerous records throughout the years, his most recent being 2017's Neva Left.