Ten acts that helped make hip-hop more accessible to mainstream audiences
1. Snoop Dogg and the Dogg Pound
It only takes one listen of "Murder Was the Case" to realize that Snoop Dogg has seen some serious shit, but it wasn't those types of songs that brought Snoop Dogg to the mainstream. Everybody wants to have that tough as nails friend that gives them a little bit of an edge by association, and Snoop Dogg was that for millions of people. With lighthearted joints like "Gin and Juice" and "Drop it Like it's Hot," which transcended multiple generations, Snoop was relatable to anybody looking to have a good, if slightly irresponsible time.