Doggystyle Records

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Doggystyle Records
Doggystyle logo 2.jpg
Parent company EMI
Founded July 6, 1995
Founder Snoop Dogg
Distributor(s) Priority
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location Diamond Bar, California

Doggy Style Records (formerly known as Dogghouse Records) is a record label founded by Snoop Dogg in 1995. It is named after Snoop's 1993 debut album, Doggystyle.

History[edit]

On July 6, 1995, Doggy Style Records, Inc. was registered with the California Secretary of State as business entity number C1923139.[1] After Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder charges on February 20, 1996, he and the mother of his son and their kennel of 20 pit bulls moved into a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) home in the hills of Claremont, California and by August 1996 Doggy Style Records, a subsidiary of Death Row Records, signed The Gap Band's Charlie Wilson as one of the record label's first artists.[2] The record label was founded by Snoop Dogg at the end of his self-described "servitude" at Master P's No Limit Records. The idea of an independent record label came up when Snoop left Death Row earlier than finishing his second album Tha Doggfather. Although completing it by himself and producing the tracks alone, the vision of his own label remained unrealised. Much advertising was done by Snoop in interviews, as well as wearing "Dogghouse-branded" leather jackets and jewelry made in the shape of the Doggy Style Records logo. Finally it was independently founded in late 1999/early 2000. It started as a place to house many artists that had ties with Snoop in the past but were not currently signed to a label, as well as some newcomers. However, Snoop only used the label for his own releases, and as a result many artists left. For a time, though, several former Death Row artists who collaborated with Snoop in the early '90s were signed to the label. Its main purpose is still to endorse all copyrights for the recorded song from then on.

Originally it was distributed through Universal Music Group, the main shareholder of Vivendi Universal SA that embraced MCA record label the one to release Doggy Style Records as its sub-agency with Snoop being the executive in August 2001. After this in October 2005 Snoop has formed a partnership with Koch Records in preparation for the release of Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome to tha Chuuch - Da Album, as well as other albums.

Creative Chairman of Priority Records: Snoop Lion

Artists[edit]

Guest producers[edit]

Discography[edit]

See Doggystyle Records discography

Year Album information
2000 Tha EastsidazTha Eastsidaz
Doggy's AngelsPleezbaleevit!
  • Released: November 21, 2000 (Doggystyle, TVT)
  • Singles: "Baby if You're Ready"
Snoop DoggTha Last Meal
2001 Bad AzzPersonal Business
  • Released: July 17, 2001 (Doggystyle, Priority, Virgin)
  • Singles: "Wrong Idea"
  • US Billboard 200: #59
Tha EastsidazDuces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
  • Released: July 31, 2001 (Doggystyle, TVT)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • Singles: "I Luv It"
  • US Billboard 200: #4
Bones soundtrack
  • Released: October 9, 2001 (Doggystyle, Priority, Virgin)
  • US Billboard 200: #39
The Wash soundtrack
2002 Snoop Dogg Presents...Doggy Style Allstars: Welcome To Tha House Vol. 1
  • Released: August 13, 2002 (Doggystyle)
  • US Billboard 200: #19
Snoop DoggPaid tha Cost to Be da Boss
2004 213The Hard Way
  • Released: August 17, 2004 (Doggystyle, TVT)
  • RIAA Certification: Gold
  • Singles: "So Fly", "Groupie Luv"
  • US Billboard 200: #4
Snoop DoggR&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
2005 Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents...Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album
  • Released: December 13, 2005 (Doggystyle, Koch)
  • US Billboard 200: #184
2006 Tha Dogg PoundCali Iz Active
  • Released: June 27, 2006 (Doggystyle, Koch)
  • Singles: "Cali Iz Active"
  • US Billboard 200: #28
Snoop DoggTha Blue Carpet Treatment
2007 Snoop Dogg Presents: The Big Squeeze
  • Released: April 24, 2007 (Doggystyle, Koch)
  • US Billboard 200: #71
2008 Snoop DoggEgo Trippin'
Dubb UnionSnoop Dogg Presents: Dubb Union
  • Released: September 9, 2008 (Doggystyle, Koch)
2009 Snoop DoggMalice n Wonderland
  • Released: December 8, 2009 (Doggystyle, Priority)
  • Singles: "Gangsta Luv", "I Wanna Rock"
  • US Billboard 200: #23
2010 Snoop DoggMore Malice
2011 Snoop DoggDoggumentary
  • Released: March 29, 2011 (Doggystyle, Priority)
  • Singles: "Wet", "Platinum", "Boom"
  • US Billboard 200: #8
Snoop Dogg & Wiz KhalifaMac & Devin Go to High School soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Secretary of State Business Search - Business Entities - Business Programs". Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Coker, Cheo Hodari (August 12, 1996). Calendar. "Trying to Get His Bite Back. Snoop Doggy Dogg has a new lease on life after his acquittal on murder charges. Still, some things will never change.". Los Angeles Times. p. 1. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 

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