Snoop Dogg Interview
Issue: Sept. 1993
Story Headline: Hot Dogg
Background: In VIBE’s very first cover story, Kevin Powell profiles a 21-year-old Snoop Dogg. At this point in his career, Snoop was a rising star noted for his standout feature on “Deep Cover (187)” and performances on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album. As fans anticipated Snoop’s debut release Doggystyle, set to drop in the month of publication, they got a feel for what studio life was like for the up-and-comer and learned about the personal story of the gangster rapper slash “smooth macadamia” (as he referred to himself).
Memorable Quote: “Rap, in Snoop’s opinion, shows ‘that a lot of kids are trying to do something positive. Young niggas was killing each other and they was getting a lot of media hype. Now you’re getting a lot of media hype because there’s a lot of black teens that are doing rap. So, which sounds better to you?’ “