Tha Doggfather
Tha Doggfather
Studio album by Snoop Doggy Dogg


12 November 1996


March 1996 - September 1996


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk




Death Row, Interscope


Arkim & Flair, Dat Nigga Daz, DJ Pooh, L.T. Hutton, Suge Knight (exec.), Sam Sneed, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Soopafly

Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology


Doggystyle (1993)


Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)

Tha Doggfather is the second studio album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, released in 1996 on Death Row Records. Prior to the successful release of his debut Doggystyle in 1993, Snoop was charged with murder, and spent much time in 1996 preparing for the case, which went to trial that year. In February 1996, he was cleared of all charges and began working on his second album. This was Snoop's last album on Death Row and the last released under the name of Snoop Doggy Dogg.

As Dr. Dre had left Death Row in 1996 over money disputes, the majority of the album was produced and mixed by DJ Pooh, taking the place of what Dr. Dre did with Doggystyle. Snoop had wanted to work with Dre again for his sophomore album, but Death Row founder Suge Knight refused. Compared to Doggystyle, the lyrics on Doggfather are much less violent and controversial. Snoop wanted to present a more positive image since he had recently become a father.

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 478,971 copies in its first week. However, it failed to match the commercial success of labelmate 2Pac's posthumous album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which was released one week prior. Doggfather received generally positive reviews from critics at the time of its release. It has since sold over 3 million copies in the United States.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Intro" - - - 0:46
2. "Doggfather" Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson Arnaud, Broadus Dat Nigga Daz 3:57
3. "Ride 4 Me" Snoop Dogg Aiken, Broadus, Crum, Harrison, Neal, Parker, Satchell - 1:01
4. "Up Jmp tha Boogie" Snoop Dogg, Roger Troutman, Kurupt Broadus, Brown, Jordan DJ Pooh 4:43
5. "Freestyle Conversation" Snoop Dogg Broadus, Brooks Soopafly 4:17
6. "When I Grow Up" - Broadus - 0:37
7. "Snoop Bounce" Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson Broadus, Jordan, Troutman DJ Pooh 4:03
8. "Gold Rush" Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, LBC Crew Broadus, Brown, Stamps, Williams, Vanterpool, Wheeler Arkim & Flair 4:53
9. "(Tear 'Em Off) Me and My Doggz" Snoop Dogg Broadus, Hutton, Williams L.T. Hutton 3:31
10. "You Thought" Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, Too Short Broadus, Brooks, Shaw Soopafly 4:44
11. "Vapors" Snoop Dogg Hall, Hardy, Williams DJ Pooh 4:21
12. "Groupie" Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Charlie Wilson Arnaud, Brown, Hale Dat Nigga Daz 5:06
13. "2001" Snoop Dogg Brown, Jordan, Lloyd, Stamps DJ Pooh 3:50
14. "Sixx Minutes" Snoop Dogg Broadus, Davis, Vanterpool, Walter, Wheeler Arkim & Flair 4:40
15. "(O.J.) Wake Up" Snoop Dogg, Tray Dee Broadus, Davis, Hutton, McDaniels, Simmons, Smith Snoop Dogg, L.T. Hutton 4:43
16. "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson Broadus, Simmons, Taylor, Wilson, Wilson DJ Pooh 4:30
17. "Blueberry" Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, LBC Crew Anderson, Arnaud, Brown, Stamps, Williams Sam Sneed 4:15
18. "Traffic Jam" - - - 0:34
19. "Doggyland" Snoop Dogg Broadus, Gordy, Jordan, Mizell, Perren, Richards, Young DJ Pooh 4:39
20. "Downtown Assassins" Snoop Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Tray Dee Arnaud, Davis Dat Nigga Daz 4:22
21. "Outro" - - - 0:42

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada) Platinum 100,000
New Zealand (RMNZ) Gold 7,500
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 100,000
United States (RIAA) 3x Platinum 3,000,000
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