They Say It’s Your Birthday celebrates an artist’s special day with other people singing his or her songs. Let others do the work for a while. Happy birthday!
Note: This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but due to server issues it never did. So a happy belated birthday to Mr. Dogg!
Happy b-dizzle to Cordozar Calvin Broadus, the king of Tha Dogg Pound. Hailing from sunny California, Snoop Dogg turns 39 today and still continues to make cameos on some of the latest pop hits. His association with Dr. Dre, a penchant for the smokier things in life, and of course the addition of “izzle” to our vocabulary have made him a legendary icon in hip hop.
His soothing rap voice is unforgettable, his ability to party is undeniable, and he'll leave you no choice but to join in. For a tough rapper, Snoop has shown he has a sense of humor in various movie roles. Artists have adopted that same humor in their covers of his songs.
We recently featured Neon Hitch's indie-pop cover of “Drop It Like It's Hot.” But for Snoop “Doggy” Dogg one cover doesn't begin to suffice. So here are five more. Three are of Snoop songs; two are of songs by other people that feature Snoop. Because as anyone who's ever heard “California Gurls” knows, he tends to steal the show.
Gunter Voelker – Drop It Like It's Hot