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13 Artists You Didn't Know Snoop Dogg Collaborated With

We're highlighting the Doggfather's dedication to keep an open mind when it comes to collaborators. Who was the best team-up? Vote for your favorite

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Insane Clown Posse, "The Shaggy Show" (1999)

Seven years into his career, Snoop Dogg started veering into unfamiliar territory for most rappers when he made a cameo on a track by Insane Clown Posse. Don't think it was shits and giggles either: His verse is an unironic guest feature where he raps, "Ayo Violent J, let's go half on this pound," showing that he sees the ICP dudes as his peers.

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Gorillaz, "Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach" (2002)

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's virtual band Gorillaz have kept their collaborations rather obscure throughout the years (have you ever heard of Del the Funky Homosapien or Hypnotic Brass Ensemble?). But then look who showed up on the band's third LP, Plastic Beach. Rock fans were just as surprised as hip hop heads.

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Jamie Kennedy, "Girls, Girls" (2003)

Most rappers at Snoop's level of coolness wouldn't even consider laying down a verse alongside someone like Jamie Kennedy's Malibu's Most Wanted character "B-Rad." But here he is, doing his thing and still retaining his high level of cool.

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The Isley Brothers, "I Like" (2003)

In 2001, the Isley Brothers were celebrating more than 40 years in show business. The doo-wop outfit had a bit of a career resurgence in the early '00s thanks in part to Ron Isley's "Mr. Biggs" persona, which became famous for cameos in R. Kelly music videos. Snoop jumped on the Isley hype and guested on this hot track lifted off Body Kiss, the outfit's first No. 1 album in nearly 30 years.

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Willie Nelson, "My Medicine" (2008)

In one of Snoop's first major extra-genre ventures, the rapper teamed up with legendary country artist Willie Nelson for a twangy ode to their "joint" appreciation of a particular type of, uh, "medicine." The duo sound pretty in-sync as they purr, "Girl, my love's gonna last just as long as my high / And I'm high all day, every day."

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Robyn, "U Should Know Better" (2010)

Before her career re-defining album Body TalkRobyn was more or less a nostalgic act for American fans. Then she refreshed her sound with emotional synth-pop on 2010's Body Talk and eventually became everyone's new favorite pop star. The only feature on the LP? None other than Snoop.

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David Guetta, "Sweat" (2011)

Sure, it might not seem unexpected for Snoop to pop up on an EDM track now. But up till 2011, the MC had steered relatively clear of the dance world. This cut with David Guetta would pave the way for future collabs with Steve Aoki and Afrojack.

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The Lonely Island, "Turtleneck & Chain" (2011)

For a dude who's rapped about chains on multiple tracks (he boasted "I got a platinum chain / I got a platinum chick" on 2011's "Platinum" and how girls were "gon leave with" his chain on 2006's "Vato"), it was surprising to hear him poking fun at rocking bling...even if it was with a turtleneck.

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Girls' Generation, "The Boys (Remix)" (2011)

K-pop and U.S. hip hop collaborations aren't anything new to the scene, but we admit we were shocked to see the foul-mouthed, weed-loving rapper team up with the very-innocent Girls' Generation. Nevertheless, this remix owns the original.

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Blush, "Undivided" (2012)

While Girls' Generation was unexpected, remember that, by 2011, they'd been one of the biggest female acts in the world for years. A collaboration likely benefited Snoop as much as the ladies. All the more surprising when the next year Snoop popped up on "Undivided," a single by Asian pop group Blush, who were major newbies on the scene. The track wound up becoming a Top 5 hit on Billboard's Dance/Club chart.

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Eddie Murphy, "Red Light" (2013)

Fun fact: Eddie Murphy is also an extremely talented musician. For his reggae-tinged 2013 single "Red Light," the guitar-playing actor enlisted Snoop (then going by Snoop Lion) to feature on his first single in nearly 20 years.

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Miley Cyrus, "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" (2013)

"Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" was recorded in Miley's pre-twerking phase. But even without her sassed-up image change, Bigg Snoop Dogg saw a toking buddy in the Disney starlet.

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Prince Royce, "Stuck on a Feeling" (2014)

With his laidback rap style, Snoop Doggy Dogg doesn't exactly scream ideal collaborator for a bachata superstar. But when it came time for Prince Royce's debut English single, the Latin star looked to none other than the Doggfather for a guest feature.

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