Snoop Dogg’s music career and other endeavors he’s pursued over the years have found him becoming one of the most recognizable faces on Earth.

However, the artist recently revealed he almost walked down a much different path. While sending a message to veterans and troops on Instagram for Memorial Day, Snoop said “1989, man. We were finna graduate from high school, right? So we went down to the registration office downtown at Long Beach. Me, Duke and a couple other homies.”