Snoop Dogg has been in show business since the early 1990s and is still going strong nearly three decades later, enjoying a late career revival that is both admirable and hard to fathom. Today, Uncle Snoop turns the big 49 and is as relevant as ever, and we’ve checked social media to see the love the Doggfather is receiving from colleagues and fans alike.
Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. in 1971, the Long Beach, Calif. star began his long journey in music back in 1992 on Dr. Dre’s solo single “Deep Cover,” which still remains as one of of the best debuts for a young artist in Hip-Hop history. From there, Snoop lent his voice and pen to Dre’s The Chronic album before unleashing his own classic in 1993’s Doggystyle.
With 17 studio albums and over two dozen mixtapes, Snoop has proven that the potency of his music never waned despite the everchanging tastes of current Hip-Hop fans. And despite the sound shifts, Snoop still sounds invigorated even as he’s just one year out from the big Five-Oh. Of course, he’s also immersed in several television shows, brand campaigns, and building an empire of wine and spirits to boot.
Keep scrolling to see the love Snoop Dogg is getting on his big day and if you’re into the, ahem, “smokier” side of life, light one up too if you have it on hand.
Happy Birthday to the King of the West! The most consistent and relevant artist ever beyond just music. Nobody in the history of Rap has a household name like Snoop Dogg! pic.twitter.com/bdSZqC8dXc— Trizz (@Tr1zz) October 20, 2020
Happy 49th Birthday to everybody’s favorite uncle Snoop Dogg.— hellastalgia (@hellastalgia) October 20, 2020
Serious question: Have you ever met a person that didn’t like Snoop? pic.twitter.com/tVgT9UhF7k
Not to overshadow @SnoopDogg’s big day (as well as my pals @brianschatz and @SenWhitehouse) but happy birthday to the next Vice President of the United States @KamalaHarris! pic.twitter.com/aNBfEVqcEc— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 20, 2020
Happy birthday to NBA YoungBoy and Snoop Dogg 🎉🥳 pic.twitter.com/LFfnGDn5pM— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) October 20, 2020
Happy Birthday To OG Snoop Dogg And NBA Youngboy Today. Snoop Is 49 & Lil Top Is 21 Years Of Age Now. 🎂 🎉❤️ pic.twitter.com/cGKZ8ZYRQA— ChangeofplanZ Media🚪🎞🏆 (@ChangeofplanZ1) October 20, 2020
October 20, 1971— Vinnie Crocker (@Vinnie_Crocker_) October 20, 2020
"I LOVE making Music and I’m falling in love with making Records, so it’s like having two Girlfriends.
But I CAN handle it."
Snoop’s chameleon ability to slip into ANY genre is legendary : let's celebrate the D-O-G-G's Greatness on his Birthday🙏 pic.twitter.com/OqNTJdCfGm
The legend Snoop Dogg turns 49 years old today, Happy Birthday 🎉🎈 pic.twitter.com/a93lM97DcC— HIPHOP CROWN NATION® (@HHCNation) October 20, 2020