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.