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Cred-O-Meter: Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg: from cred to crud -- From Dre protege to chew toy designer

NOVEMBER 1993
The Dr. Dre protégé steps out on his own with Doggystyle, the first debut album to enter the charts at No.
CRUD .............................* CRED

FEBRUARY 2001
He starts the rapper-as-porntrepreneur trend with Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle. A ''sequel'' will follow a year later.
CRUD ................*............. CRED

JULY 2002
Partners with Vital Toys to roll out the sartorially challenged Snoopafly action figure.
CRUD ....*......................... CRED

NOVEMBER 2002
MTV airs Doggy Fizzle Televizzle. Snoop credited with popularizing that whole ''izzle'' business.
CRUD ......................*....... CRED

NOVEMBER 2004
Releases album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece —the one with ''Drop It Like It's Hot.''
CRUD ............................*. CRED

SEPTEMBER 2005
Launches the Snoop Youth Football League. Teaches kids to hate neither player nor game.
CRUD .......................*...... CRED

MARCH 2006
Reveals he'll make chew toys: ''How can I be Snoop Dogg and not show my love for pets?''
CRUD .....*........................ CRED

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints
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