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The Doggfather: The Times, Trials and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg [Hardcover]

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  • Hardcover: 229 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (1 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688171583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688171582
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 595,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A rap superstar presents an honest chronicle of his life, discussing the mean streets of Los Angeles where he grew up, his arrest on a murder charge, and his friendship with Tupac Shakur.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real Snoop 18 Aug 2003
This is quite possibly the best book that I have ever read. I am a huge Snoop fan and I own every album that he has made. As soon as i heard that this book was out there wasn't a second thought in my mind that I wanted to put it on my shelf.
Afer being a Snoop fan for many years I thought that I kinda knew what he was all about: gangs, weed and the dopest lyricist that has ever embraced the gangsta rap scene. Before I picked up the book I already knew a little about his past, about the murder case and how he got into the music industry but what I got from this book was a different side of snoop. I learned that he is not just all guns and gangs. I learned the truth behind what really happened during the murder trial and how it came about. Snoop tells of his views on Suge Knight and how he used to hang artists out of windows to get them to sign for Death Row. He tells of his times when he offered his teacher a torque of his blunt to get thrown out of school and why he chose to join the Crips. Snoop gives his all into this book and he gives the impression that he wants to explain all of his life, the good and the bad. The bad being such times when got busted for dealing and good times when he rapped with the 213, wrote Deep Cover for DRE and released Doggystyle. He often adds a lot of humour in such cases as when he lost his virginity at 12 in a 3 sum. The only drawback of this book is the way that snoop refers to God and puts across that hes doing a job for God by being what he is. But that only crops up now and again. All in all this is a great book and I would advise it to anyone and not just the hip-hop fan. Buy it and you will not put it down.
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The book was well written and easy to read. Snoop outlines his high's and low's in life; from being jailed for dealing crack, being up for a murder charge to making millions of dollars from album sales. It was great to read about the influence 'Slick Rick' had on his music and how he got 'hooked-up' with 'Dr.Dre' and the others from the record label 'Death Row'. He also addresses the 'East coast V's West coast' rivalry, and his views on the situation. If you are a 'true-to-it' Snoop Dogg fan then buy this book. I couldn't put the thing down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping insight to the life of Tha Doggfather 23 Nov 2000
Whether you are a Snoop fan or not this book will inspire you to learn more about the great man. Although most of the book is set on his growingu you never really wish you had heard more about how he became famous. It also gives for the first time his real opinion of Death Row records, tupac shakur and when he was charged with murder. Read this book and: Increase the peace Spread the music Elevate and educate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Snoop is the greatest 12 Dec 1999
Before I read this book I wasn't a very big Snoop Dogg fan, but now I'm his no.1 fan. I especially like the chapters about him and Warren G growing up together and 2pac
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nuffin But a G-thang 1 Jun 2000
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This book is very readable, but lacks any depth in terms of the hysteria surrounding Deathrow records and the associated players. I enjoyed the book, although I was surprised at the amout of references made to God(?). If you are gonna buy one book on the subject of 'Gansta Rap'....I would highly recommend "Got Your Back" Frank Alexander, Heidi Sigmund Cuda; ............Peace 2 U.......
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