In the photo, Snoop sported a large afro full of elegant curls, with matching nude shades of cream khaki and smart-looking Wallabees, and struck a pose with three old pals.
Snoop Dogg at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet. September 20, 2014| Photo: Getty Images
Reminiscent words and thoughts filled the comments section of the post. The veteran rapper captioned the photo with one word. He wrote, "Throwback."
The laid back icon can share more than a few legendary stories about the old golden days of rap, but nothing speaks better than a photograph that takes fans back in time.
Uncle Snoop, as the rapper is fondly called by friends and fans, shared the photo in the recollection of his West Coast days with the L.B.C. crew. The picture signifies an era that, although long gone, remains missed.
Since the launching of his long and successful career, Snoop has been a good representative of his roots, Long Beach. Thirty years later, into the game, and the rapper has still not turned his back to where he came from.
Late in 2019, the rapper mourned the death of his old friend, another member of the L.B.C. crew — Bad Azz. The death of the rapper was reported by The Mirror.
The deceased rapper was in prison on charges of domestic violence at the Southwest Detention Center when he passed at the age of 43.
Bad Azz had been arrested only four days before his passing; the cause of his death has still not been revealed.
Bad Azz, whose real name was Jamarr Antonio Stamps, was a member of "Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips," an American hip hop duo made up of West Coast rappers Kurupt and Daz Dallinger.
Snoop Dogg expressed sincere regret at having lost his friend on an Instagram post, The grieving Snoop wrote, "Damn. R. I. P. To my young. D. P. G. L. L. G. L. B. C. Crew original. @badazzlbc gone 2 soon."
The comical Snoop Dogg is also known for poking fun at fellow celebrities in good spirits. Snoop and fellow rapper, 50 Cents recently mocked media executive and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
As reported by HollywoodLife, the 66-year-old host took a tumble on stage at a wellness tour while talking about "balance." Snoop, of course, was quick to point out the irony.
Although the "Young, Wild and Free" rapper exited the active rapping scene, he still continues to maintain relevance and respect with fans and new up-rising rappers, who can learn a thing or two from his glory days.