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"Living My Best Life": Snoop Dogg Lyrics That Are Sure to Lift Your Spirits

Snoop Dogg's musical journey has been marked by his bars. Here are a few of his lyrics that can also serve as positive affirmations.


Jan. 29 2024, Published 6:40 p.m. ET

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The evolution of Snoop Dogg from a gangsta rapper to a beloved public figure is proof of his ability to captivate audiences. The MC started his career in the early 1990s with a hit debut album that premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

He went on to release 18 more studio albums over a career that spans three decades.

Over the years, Snoop has appeared on several feel-good songs that showcase his versatility and commitment to spreading positive affirmations through music. Here are some of his happiest hits.

"Still a G Thang" — Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg during MTV's 10th Annual Rock 'n Jock Baseball Game.

"Still a G Thang" is one of Snoop's earlier tracks — released on his third studio album — and has become a quintessential piece of hip-hop history. The song's laid-back vibe, West Coast flavor, and Snoop's distinctive flow have made the track a favorite among rap fans.

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While "Still a G Thang" may be an obvious node to Snoop's life in the streets, the lyrics of the song hold a powerful message:

"And I remember what my momma showed me, told me / Game recognize game and stay true to what ya do and don't be ashamed/"

"Smile (Living My Best Life)" — Lil Duval (featuring Snoop Dogg, Ball Greezy, and Midnight Star)

“Smile (Living My Best Life)” is a celebration of life, positivity, and the pursuit of happiness. Lil Duval tapped Snoop, Ball Greezy, and Midnight Star for the track – which was dubbed the feel-good anthem of 2018.

The song gained popularity thanks to its affirming message and catchy hook. The lyrics are a testament to the power of positive thinking.

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Lil Duval's chorus — "I'm living my best life, ain't going back and forth with you" — has become a mantra. Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg's laid-back flow created a vibe that transcends genres.

"Life Of Da Party" — Snoop Dogg (featuring Too Short and Mistah F.A.B.)

Released in 2008 as part of Snoop’s Ego Trippin’ album, "Life Of Da Party" is a club banger. Snoop teamed up with Bay Area rappers Mistah F.A.B. and Too Short for a track that perfectly captures the essence of the West Coast party scene. Additionally, the song offers an affirming message.

"They doin' it big over there too, but you know mayne / If I wasn't here, it wouldn't be the same," Snoop raps. "Cause I'm the life of the party baby / I hope you feel the same way about yourself.”

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"Young Wild & Free" — Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa (featuring Bruno Mars)

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Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during Hip Hop 50 Live.

In 2011, the hip-hop and pop worlds collided and the result was a hit track called, "Young, Wild & Free."

The collaborative effort between Wiz Khalifa, Snoop, and Bruno Mars was released as part of the soundtrack for the stoner comedy film Mac & Devin Go to High School and it instantly became a chart-topping hit. The song became a favorite among young people thanks to its message about partying and living care-free, and Snoop was happy to be part of the Grammy-nominated project.

“I’ve always been connected with the youth,” Snoop said during an interview with Wild 94.9. “That's why me and Wiz getting together is not a different situation – it’s real. It's me connecting with the young generation because I feel like I am young, wild, and free.”

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