When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.

— Snoop Dogg

Impressive Dogg quotations

My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg.

He's inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination - but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field.

I learned how to take other people's mechanisms of promoting their stuff through me as opposed to promoting my own stuff, as far as getting Snoop DeVilles, SnoopDeGrills, Snoop Doggy Dogg biscuits, Snoop Dogg record label, Snoop Dogg bubble gum, Snoop Youth Football League.

I wanted to become a better Snoop Dogg, full of water, proteins and stuff to keep me alive . . . lollipops and Big Macs.

You won't hear any more alcohol songs from Snoop Dogg - unless I stumble upon some Hennessy.

Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it's very hard to teach racism to a teenager who's listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It's hard to say, 'That guy is less than you.' The kid is like, 'I like that guy, he's cool. How is he less than me?

I got to say hello to Snoop Dogg. I got to, I was being barged out of the way by his bodyguards but I got to say hello to him which was cool.

Snoop Doggy Dogg paged, that must mean more hoes.

A lot of people heard about gin and juice for the first time from Snoop Dogg, but it was nothing new in rap music, and it was nothing new in the black community.

You know it ain't no stoppin' All the doggs I'm droppin' It's Friday night, so everything is poppin.

I'm looking for a deal from one of you TV networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood TV show where I can find America's hottest hood artists.

To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.

Kids these days are kind of going back to Tupac and Snoop Doggy Dogg as examples of people that stand for something.

On 'Old School,' I was not an actor, I was Snoop Dogg, so I came to the set with a whole different vibe, and a different crew of people. And on 'Starsky and Hutch,' I was more of an actor. I wasn't Snoop Dogg, the rapper.

My name came from me wanting a 'double-letter' artist name.

In search of the ultimate L-word to put in front of my real name Luke, I heard Snoop Dogg rapping in Gin and Juice 'Laaaaiiidbackk...' and I was sold!

I was like the class clown in school so I guess I would say I did like the attention. In church I did a lot of plays, my mother made me play characters, do a lot of drama and acting, trying to become someone else. So it helped me create who I am, to create Snoop Dogg.

I'm a badass. I really am. When you see me hanging with Snoop Doggy Dogg, I am perfectly at home and comfortable.

A lot of brands, you can't touch them.

When you're dealing with Snoop Dogg, he brings you closer to the brand and it feels like it's a part of you.

I want to be remembered as one of the illest, youngest cats to do it successfully and to keep doing it successfully. My early story alone deserves to be told, because at 6 years-old I was discovered by one of the best producers of all time, Dr. Dre, and I went on tour at 6, and appeared on Snoop Dogg's album at the age of 7. And I'm still here. Nobody else has a story like that, and it has to end great.

Kathy Griffin, Madonna, Snoop Dogg, they're all lefties.

I did my version of g-funk and I made it into a genre, I made it huge, I made it worldwide. That's what I created, and the rest of the guys I worked with like Snoop Dogg, like Dr. Dre. We created that.

I've spent three hours with Snoop Dogg, talking about how he loved [Peaky Blinders series]. And David Bowie loved it. The late Leonard Cohen was a fan. It struck a chord with various people that I didn't think it would.

Half of my family is in Los Angeles, so my cousin was the first person to play me, like, Snoop Dogg, and I would always feel like 'Omg I shouldn't be listening to this,' and my other cousin was the first to introduce me to Aaliyah, so every time I'd go to the West Coast, I'd get those West Coast vibes.

It's old white ladies, old black ladies, old black men, who don't even listen.

Everyone else, everyone who understands, likes Snoop Dogg. They like my music.

The collaboration wish list is huge, very long.

It goes from people like Elton John, for whom I have an unbelievable amount of respect, to Snoop Dogg, whom I also respect a great deal.

My name was given to me. I didn't just decide to change it one day. But I ran with it to reflect a more peaceful and positive attitude for my new Reincarnated project. The Snoop Dogg name is so connected to hip-hop, and I didn't want to change that. Hip-hop raised me, and I would never turn my back on it.

What I admire about Snoop Dogg is his longevity.

I mean, he's been around for a long time and I think he's as good as he's ever been.

I had Ice Cube on my first album, "Bunker," and then I did a remix for Snoop Dogg. I've worked with Grandmaster Flash and Pharrell. It's a different work process and there's a different take with how you produce [hip-hop].

I've worked with everyone from Ice Cube to Snoop Dogg .

.. right across to working with pop stars like Justin Timberlake. Why those artists came to me is because they wanted my sound.

I'm a smoker, my name is Snoop Dogg, and I'm a stoner.

I'm a musician - I'm always making music.

Kobe Bryant is always playing ball. Well, Snoop Dogg is always recording.

To take the nuts from the fire with the dogges foot.

[To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot.]

I also remember that Snoop Dogg visited the set in New York, with a joint in his mouth that looked like a cigar. There's your anger management. I thought, "Isn't he going to get arrested?" It was like he lived on another planet. God bless him, he was very nice. Who wouldn't be nice when you're that stoned?

In every country dogges bite.

I wish I were closer friends with Snoop Dogg.