Snoop Dogg

With Dr. Dre's third album Detox in seemingly eternal purgatory, it's perhaps more heartening to look to Snoop as the reigning godfather of gangsta rap – like clockwork, dude's had at least a handful of killer verses on a new album every two years since 1998. (Well, actually nothing in 2010, but he was ubiquitous anyway thanks to his guest spot on Katy Perry's "California Gurls.") Expect a medley of his hits and piecemeal verses from other people's songs, a moment of silence for Biggie, and then another for Nate Dogg.