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AUDIO: Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)

Steven Daly, Rock's Backpages audio, 22 December 1993

A month after his debut album Doggystyle topped the Billboard charts, Calvin Broadus Jr. talks about his Compton youth; about the influence of his mother and the music he grew up hearing; about his criminal youth and the difference between the penitentiary and the county jail; and about the society he grew up in, then and now. He also addresses the subject of gangsta rap and his somewhat misogynistic lyrics.


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