Snoop Dogg, now 43, is known around the globe for his signature braids (not to mention his love for marijuana). But the 16-time Grammy nominated artist did not always look that way. Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., aka Snoop Dogg, shared quite the throwback photo of himself on Instagram.

In the image, a 19-year-old version of himself is seen with that famous, unmistakable smirk of his—which hasn’t changed till today—holding a mic with headphones around his neck in what seems to be a studio. However, what really stood out in the picture was Snoop Dogg’s cropped hair, like you’ve never seen it before. Needless to say, the rapper looks rather sharp.

The father of three captioned the picture, “Snoop Rock. Ski. 90. Before a deal. Hahahahahah. Sharp as a thumb tact [sic].” What with him signing his first deal in 1992 with Dr. Dre, the image was obviously one from his pre-fame days, and most users agreed with Dogg’s caption. One commenter said, “Sharper than a porcupine’s behind,” while another joked, “Lost Scooby Doo member.” His post has since gone on to receive 30,000 likes and almost 300 comments in just five hours!


Snoop Dogg also posted another photo soon after, which showed a tattoo of him that one very devoted fan had done—it’s a picture of the rapper’s face with a bottle (presumably) of liquor and a joint paper. Snoop Dogg simply labelled it, “Dope. Art.”

Snoop Dogg, Instagram post, October 5, 2015.
Snoop Dogg, Instagram post, October 5, 2015.

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