Artist. Actor. Comedian. Real OG.

Darryl Daniel aka Joe Cool


Darryl Daniel, aka "Joe Cool" is an artist  from Long Beach, CA.  His artwork has graced the covers of millions of records sold worldwide, starting with the cover of his cousin Snoop Dogg’s smash success, ‘DoggyStyle’.

In the pantheon of hip-hop’s visual history, Joe Cool’s artwork is iconic, and his unique illustrations hark back to a time before commonplace computer graphics.

He has  partnered with many global brands and retailers to create memorable original designs including ADIDAS, 7-11 and Supreme Clothing to name a few.


Joe Cool also travels the world touring with Snoop Dogg. He has performed onstage in over 30 countries and 48 states as "The Nasty Dogg" as well dozens of broadcast television shows and events. 

When not drawing or touring with Snoop, Joe stays busy in comedic acting as well as touring giving motivational speeches. He works with several recovery and art therapy non-profits.

He is currently based in the Los Angeles area and is available for commissions and collaborations.


The noteworthy cartoonlike artwork of this LP, realized by Joe Cool (Darryl Daniel ),would considerably influence the design of rap albums.
— Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture, Volume 2


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