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New Yorkers Remember Snoop's "Doggystyle" 20 Years Later

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- We are out here talking to New Yorkers

about Doggy Style. Not that Doggy Style,

Snoops first album. The quintessential Hip

Hop album helps shape the West Coast

culture and charts as one of the fastest

selling albums ever. And so today twenty

years later, we are talking to people to

see what they feel about Snoops impact. Do

you remember Snoop Doggs Doggy Style

album? - Yeah, man I loved that album. - Oh yeah. That's a classic, you feel me.

- So what are your thoughts on Snoop Doggs

Album? - Woof, Woof. - That was legendary.

- West Coast rap without thinking about

Snoop Dogg. - It's a really great rapper. - Snoop Dogg's first album was legandary.

- When you look at this albums artwork,

man what does it... How does it make you feel?

- It definitely was eye catching.

Everytime you saw this, you was like okay

Snoop. He has cartoon ass on there.

Everyone likes cartoon ass, why not.

- I know that background and history

behind it and how it works. He said that

one of his cousins from his neighborhood

like one of his family ah drew this for him.

- Do you have a favorite song off the

album? - Ah Murder Was the Case.

- Gin and Juice, Doggy Style, shit like

that. - Murder Was the Case.

- My favorite song would have to be Murder

was the Case.

- ♪ Murder. Murder was the case that they

gave me. ♪

- What was the impact that you felt it had

on rap at the time?

- Like I think Snoop like more soul into

the rap game, you feel me.

- I felt like it opened up a lot of doors

for todays young rappers. They broke a lot of rules in the industry.

- It's important that everybody that the

footwork that Snoop laid down. Especially on this first album.

- I got my mind on my money and my money

on my mind. - Rolling down the street, hummm humm.

- He brought soul. It was very futeristic

at the time.

- I remember stealing my cousins cassettes

and stuff back in the day and I know if I

had that going on to the school, knowing

the lyrics. I was dope.

- Snoop is one of the rare people who had

literally been cool as hell for a long

time. Snoop is still cool now. If Snoop

walked over here right now, you would be

like oh shit its Snoop and he'd say some

cool shit and probably smoke some weed and you would be like. Yo Snoop is cool.

- Man, thank you. Thank you for what you

have done in the game. And, and you know

what I am saying and it is inspiring young

artist like me. Young artist like us to get out here and do what we do. - We love you Snoop Dogg.


New Yorkers discuss the impact of Snoop's "Doggystyle" album.

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