Snoop Dogg Talks First Time Getting High, Origin Of Rap Name

How did you think Snoop Dogg got the name?

Snoop Dogg recently did an interview with Esquire magazine, where he shed some light on how he got the name Snoop, smoking week for the first time, performing at a bar mitzvah, saying goodbye to the streets and coaching his son’s football team.

“My momma gave me the name. I used to love Peanuts and Charlie Brown — Snoopy was my favorite cartoon character growing up. I watched so much, I started to look like him,” he explained.

“The first time I got high off marijuana was in the seventies, with one of my uncles. They had these little roaches on the table — these part-way-smoked marijuana cigarettes — and there was some Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull. I went in there and sipped the Schlitz, and my uncle asked me did I wanna hit that roach. And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He put it on the roach clip for me and lit it up, and I hit that motherf*cker. I was about eight or nine years old.”