Saturday Apr 27
The 10 best celebrity reinventions - in pictures
From the political wannabe who struck gold hosting trashy talkshows to the former Britpop bassist now churning out cheese, here's our pick of the shrewdest direction shifts in modern culture Snoop Lion Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr's debut hit was called What's My Name? The artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg shifted 30m records in his G-funk ... (more)
The Washington Post
Snoop Lion has a new name and a new genre but has lost Dogg's bite
In the music video for Snoop Doggy Dogg's 1993 debut single , the magic of special effects allowed us to watch the Long Beach, Calif., rapper morph into a Doberman pinscher.
Snoop Lion: Old Dogg, new tricks from the world's most recognisable gangsta rapper
Endless self-reinvention has sustained one of the longest careers in rap. But has he adopted one persona too many? What's my mutherf***in' name?" drawled Snoop Doggy Dogg in the debut single from his debut album Doggystyle in 1993.
The State of Snoop Dogg: An Awkward Gangstafari
The change isn't so shocking, is it? Even back in the early days of Snoop Doggy Dogg, when Calvin Broadus was putting hands in the air from the roof of a Long Beach record store, or dangling a long roll of jimmy hats with a sly smile, you detected a certain joie de vivre, a playfulness that made Snoop's gangsta persona a lot more fun and a little ... (more)
Souls of Mischief Look Back at 20 Years of '93 'Til Infinity'
Los Angeles was the molten-hot core of hip-hip in the early '90s, and no year was more heated than 1993.