Snoop DoggOn April 4, 1992, a small record label named Solar Records released the soundtrack to 'Deep Cover', a crime thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum. The album was largely forgettable with the exception of the title song, a vicious, unrelenting back-and-forth hip-hop track between Dr. Dre and his protegé, an unknown rapper from Long Beach named Snoop Doggy Dogg.

Even casual fans of hip-hop know what happened next. After notable appearances on Dre's classic 'The Chronic', the rapper released 1993's 'Doggystyle', his debut album that would eventually sell over five million copies in the U.S. alone and help turn gangsta rap into one of the most popular genres in the country. Ten albums and nearly 20 years later, Snoop continues to be a major entertainment presence, appearing virtually anywhere a camera exists. But is all the publicity too much of a good thing? Where is the line between ubiquity and oversaturation or, in today's age, is that question itself obsolete?

Over the years, Snoop has become hip-hop's Zelig, deftly able to insert himself into any situation and always look like the coolest man in the room. Even when his album sales, like nearly every other artist, began slipping in recent years--2008's 'Ego Trippin' was his first album that failed to achieve gold status--it seemed to only embolden the rapper to make more non-hip hop moves to stay in the game.