For those who hold the West Coast dear to heart, Snoop Dogg‘s Instagram page remains a must-follow. Yet for every savage meme he shares comes a valuable dose hip-hop history, particularly centered around the Los Angeles scene. Seeing as he’s among the game’s most legendary icons, you can bet he’s assembled no shortage stories and memories to share. Not to mention his understanding the royal lineage, which he recently took to IG to celebrate through some incredible artwork.
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Though the artist in question went sadly uncredited, their work is certainly stunning to behold. Depicting Ice Cube, 2Pac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg as kings yore, decked out in royal garb and looking appropriately regal, makes for a powerful image on many levels. First, seeing three the West’s most revered lyricists equated to kings. And second, the blending urban culture with that the royal monarchy and the juxtaposition it creates. All in all, whoever put those images to the canvas did a bang-up job, and Snoop did well to highlight the pieces.
Of the three Kings depicted, which one reigns supreme? Sound f below.