Snoop Dogg: Influencing the Culture

Very few names in entertainment pack the same punch as Snoop Dogg. With a career that transcends genre, race, and age, Snoop Dogg solidified himself as a cultural icon. From his groundbreaking music career to his unlikely yet incredibly beloved partnership with Martha Stewart, his legacy is as diverse as it is influential.

Becoming Snoop Dogg

From his breakout early 90s debut Doggystyle to his genre-defying musical endeavors, Snoop Dogg consistently reinvents himself. Considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, his versatility and personality resulted in wide-spread acclaim.

Doggystyle produced major hits and became an instant classic. It featured hits like “Gin and Juice” and “Who Am I? (What’s My Name).” This album introduced his signature laid-back flow and clever lyricism, and its success immediately solidified his place as a hip hop heavyweight. Even though it was only his first album, Snoop Dogg was already on his way to becoming a legend.

Reinvention

Snoop Dogg explored many genres throughout his career, from gangsta rap to reggae, funk, and gospel. This versatility served him well as he weaved himself into pop culture and garnered cross-generational acclaim. This also allowed him to expand his career beyond music. He showcased his larger-than-life personality and charisma into a career in TV and film. He even launched his own cannabis brand!

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart: An Unlikely Friendship

One of the most surprising twists in Snoop Dogg’s career is his collaboration and friendship with Martha Stewart. Beginning with his guest appearance on her show, “Martha,” the two charmed audiences, both equally charismatic in complementary ways. In 2016, the pair teamed up for a VH1 cooking show called “Potluck Dinner Party TV Show,” and her influence even inspired Snoop Dogg to develop his own ice cream brand!

The differences in their personalities and upbringings gave each of them room to excel. Through her collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Stewart reached new audiences and reignited her cultural relevancy. Additionally, Stewart’s presence in Snoop’s career added another degree of sophistication and cross-cultural appeal that is not often seen in the music industry.

Moving the Conversation Forward

Perhaps the most important aspect of Snoop and Stewart’s relationship is the social commentary it offers. At a time where many people find themselves amidst division, Snoop and Stewart offer a glimpse at what it is like to bridge these cultural divides. What their partnership emphasized is the ability to find common ground, even at two extremes. Through food and quite a bit of shared ambition, their partnership showcased how people can make connections through shared passion, empathy, and understanding.

Defining a Legacy

Snoop Dogg’s legacy remains unparalleled because of his charisma and versatility. From the studio to the culinary world, his influence is boundless, and his work will continue to inspire and entertain for years to come.

 

Author: gendietzel

Gen Dietzel is an interdisciplinary writer and vocalist based in New York City. In addition to Creek Music Group and Music Addict, her work has been published in Affinity Magazine, RxR Zine, Indie Witches, and The Odyssey. She studied at Berklee College of Music before transferring to finish her Bachelors Degree in Marketing.

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