80's-90's rap with thumping bass.
"Songs bringin' life to the streets" (ICP, track: "Dog Beats" album: "Dog Beats EP").
Term created by Insane Clown Posse, back when they were the Inner City Posse. Their 1991 "Dog Beats EP" album included a track that defined Dog Beats as older, funky beats, like those from the glory days of Snoop Dogg.
"Inner City Posse got the dog beats, ICP we got the dog beats. No you don't stop with the funk from the old days."