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Snoop Dogg a Nominee for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Courtesy Songwriters Hall of Fame
Snoop Dogg is officially a nominee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The institution dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create music around the world, revealed the selection Monday (Nov. 14), when it shared its list of nominees to be voted upon for induction at its 2023 SHOF Induction & Awards Gala.

The rapper's nomination is in the performing songwriter category alongside several other music luminaries, including Sade, REM, Blondie and Gloria Estefan.

"Broadus’s prominent vocals on Dr. Dre’s 1992 solo iconic album, The Chronic, fueled his rapid ascent to stardom resulting in his debut 1993 solo album, Doggystyle, produced by Dr. Dre, being the first album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as #1 on the Popular Albums chart and Top R & B /Hip-Hop Albums charts," his Songwriters Hall of Fame biography reads.

"Featuring the singles What’s My Name and Gin and Juice, it was certified quadruple certification. Critics stated that the album proved that rappers “could reinvent themselves,” expanding rap’s vocabulary, changing hip-hop fashions and helping introduce a hip-hop genre called G-Funk to a new generation.

"Praised for his flavor-filled melodic rhyming and his use of vocabulary in keeping its effectiveness by “keeping it simple,” Broadus popularized the use of “izzle-speak,” particularly in the pop and hip-hop music industry. He has sold 35 million albums worldwide and continues to have a tremendous influence on younger generations of rappers."

The 54th annual gala will take place in New York City on June 15, 2023. If Snoop Dogg makes the cut, he will be in the company of hip-hop heavyweights. JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri, and Pharrell are previous inductees.

For a complete list of nominees click here.

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