A Timeline of Snoop Dogg’s Ongoing Identity Crisis

October 18, 2013 By:
In the form of a rap, of course…

Snoopy (1971 – 1992) Calvin experienced an identity crisis at a young age. His parents decided to call him “Snoopy” as a nickname, which was taken out of thePeanuts comic strip.


Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992 – 1998) If you wanna roll with the Crips crew, you gotta let that gangsta nickname seep through. Snoop won’t sell records to nobody, so he chose a thug character to embody.

(Death Row Records/Interscope)

Snoop Dogg (1998 – 2012) His solo debut album Doggystyle put him on the map, but his affiliation with Death Row was holding him back. He soon realized that by pushing “Doggy” to the side, he could make bank by showing off his softer side.


Snoopaloop (2003 – 2003) He didn’t come up with the nickname per say, but another identity crisis emerged when the cameras rolled away.


Snoop Coach (2003 – present) His rapper lifestyle didn’t mix with Pee Wee Football, so he threw his image and nickname to the wall. Parents and kids are no longer afraid because Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Coach. 


Snoop Lion (2012 – 2013) Traveling as a Jamaican man and entering a temple where the light of the world began. Renamed Snoop Lion Berhane and feelin’ like a true Rastafarian before returning to the States as the reincarnation of Bob Marley man.


Snoopzilla (2013 – Present) Apparently reincarnations and 7 Days of Funk go hand in hand - no one knows if it was planned. One day he’s runnin’ around like Mufasa, then the next day he's tearin’ it down like Godzilla. Will he be a Tyrannosaurus next? Never mind, he just confirmed it through text.