Snoop Dogg is celebrating after being officially inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The West Coast legend was announced as an inductee in the 2023 class on Wednesday (January 18), where he was credited for his countless career hits such as “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” “Gin & Juice” and Dr. Dre‘s “The Next Episode.”
Following the news, Snoop took to Instagram to share his excitement about the induction and being entered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Sade and Teddy Riley.
“Damn, Songwriters Hall of Fame? That’s big,” he said in a video. “And just to think, I’ve been telling people for the past seven years, ‘Who you wanna do a song with, Snoop?’ I’d always say Sade. And now we going to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on the same day. Not only that, Teddy Riley? New jack swing? I’m going in with him? Man, God is good.”
He continued: “Just a little kid from the East Side of Long Beach that had a big ass dream. It is true that dreams can come true. If it happened to me, it can happen to you. Keep dreaming, keep believing, keep being you. Keep God in your life. Do more right than wrong. Make your life a song. Thank you.”
Tha Doggfather further expressed his gratitude in an another Instagram post, writing: “Thank. U. im honored @songwritershalloffame.”
Also joining Snoop Dogg, Sade and Teddy Riley in the Songwriters Hall of Fame are Gloria Estefan, Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne, Alanis Morrisette collaborator Glen Ballard, and Taylor Swift collaborator Liz Rose. The 2023 induction ceremony is set to take place on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
In a statement, Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers said: “The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs first. Without them there is no recorded music, no concert business, no merch… nothing, it all starts with the song and the songwriter.
“We are therefore very proud that we are continually recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2023 slate represents not just iconic songs but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, songwriters who have enriched our lives and, in their time, literally transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world.”
Snoop is just the fifth Hip Hop act to be honored by the institution following JAY-Z, Pharrell and Chad Hugo (a.k.a. The Neptunes), Missy Elliott and Jermaine Dupri.
Still as busy as ever at the ripe old age of 51, Snoop Dogg also released a new music video for “I’m from 21st Street” on Wednesday, which appears on his Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It mixtape with DJ Drama from last year.