17. Snoop Dogg on Dr. Dre's "Deep Cover" (1992)
Album: Deep Cover OST
Producer: Dr. Dre
A young Snoop Dogg in his prime, when he was but a young pup (hence the extra "Doggy" in his name), was more concerned with merking narcs than coaching Little League football. His debut appearance for the soundtrack of the (pre-Laurence) Fishburne cop flick of the same name ushered in a new era of nickel-slick Gun Talk Rap from L.A.
Set against Dre's gruff delivery, Snoop's silky smooth delivery carried with it an air of menacing determination. Forget "Fuck The Police," 1992 was more about that "Cop Killa" mentality, and Calvin Broadus had enough game to make bucking down Jake sound like more fun than a day at Magic Mountain.