Ten essential gangsta-rap albums
4. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
In Snoop Dogg's music, the priority has never been wordplay or verbal gymnastics, as it is with many other rappers; instead, it's been in conveying a certain style. Every part of Doggystyle oozes gangter: Dr. Dre's heavy production, Snoop's I-don't-give-a-fuck delivery, and especially his day-in-the-life lyrics depicting all things gangster, from partying to pimping to killing, and running the gamut of emotions from the highs of "Gin n' Juice" and "What's My Name?" to the extreme lows of "Murder Was the Case," all told from a young G's perspective.