Born In: Long Beach, California, United States
Calvin Broadus, famously known by his stage name ‘Snoop Dogg’, is an American rapper and and media personality who became one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s. Although he has received much recognition as a singer, Snoop has also appeared in numerous films and television dramas throughout his career. Born in the United States, he enjoyed singing and rapping from a young age but was jailed several times as a teenager in cases of drug possession before he decided to pursue a career in hip-hop seriously. Eventually, his talent was spotted by the famed producer-rapper Dr. Dre, and Snoop’s debut album ‘Doggystyle’ was released which introduced him to the world of music. With singles such as “Who Am I (What's My Name)?” and “Gin and Juice”, he became famous for his laid-back rapping style and his name became synonymous with gangster rap of the 1990s. Over the years, he has continued his success with numerous hit albums such as ‘The Doggyfather’, ‘No Limit Top Dogg’, ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ and ‘Doggumentary’. In his illustrious career, Snoop has also appeared in numerous movies and has been a frequent guest on television shows. Throughout his life, he has also been accused of several criminal activities but was later acquitted of all the charges. An exemplary artist, his music and trouble with the law have kept him in the headlines ever since the beginning of his career
Nick Name: Snoopy, Calvin
Also Known As: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
Spouse/Ex-: Shante Broadus
father: Vernell Varnado
mother: Beverly Tate
Born Country: United States
Notable Alumni: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
U.S. State: California
City: Long Beach, California
Founder/Co-Founder: Doggystyle Records
education: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Snoop Dogg was born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, to Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier, and his wife, Beverly Broadus. But Vernall left the family soon after Calvin’s birth and thus Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.
From an early age, he had a keen interest in singing, rapping and playing piano. In 1989, he graduated from the Long Beach Polytechnic High School.
Shortly after graduating from high school, he was arrested after being found in possession of drugs and was frequently in and out of the prison for the next three years.
During this period, he and his cousins recorded homemade tapes, calling their group ‘213’. One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue's “Hold On” was heard by the influential producer Dr. Dre, who then invited him to an audition.
At the beginning of his career, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg, and began working with Dr. Dre on Dre's debut solo album, ‘The Chronic’, which was very well received. Later in 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut album ‘Doggystyle’ which became quite a success.
In 1996, his second album, ‘Tha Doggfather’, was released and although the album met with positive acclaim, it was not as successful as its predecessor.
In 1998, he signed with Master P's No Limit Records and debuted on the label with ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’. In the following years, his other albums titled ‘No Limit Top Dogg’ (1999) and ‘Tha Last Meal’ (2000) were released.
In 2002, he released the album ‘Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$’ which featured the hit singles “From tha Chuuuch to da Palace” and “Beautiful”.
In 2004, his album‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ was released which featured the single “Drop It Like It's Hot”. The same year, another album ‘The Hard Way’, which included the single “Groupie Luv” was also released.
His 2006 album titled ‘Tha Blue Carpet Treatment’ and its second single “That's That Shit” were well received by critics. He released several albums in the following years such as ‘Ego Trippin' (2008), ‘Malice n Wonderland’ (2009), and ‘Doggumentary’ (2011).
In 2012, he adopted a new stage name, Snoop Lion. In March 2013, his documentary titled ‘Reincarnated’ was released and the following month, his new studio album of the same name was released.
Snoop Dogg's other albums include 'Coolaid' (2016), 'Neva Left' (2017), 'Bible of Love' (2018) and 'I Wanna Thank Me' (2019).
He has appeared in a starring role in movies such as ‘The Wash’ (2001) and ‘Bones’ (2001) and ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’ (2012). He also had various supporting and cameo roles in several films including ‘Half Baked’ (1998), ‘Training Day’ (2001), ‘Starsky & Hutch’ (2004), and ‘Brüno’ (2009).
He has also appeared in several television programs such as the sketch comedy show ‘Doggy Fizzle Televizzle’, and reality show ‘Snoop Dogg's Father Hood’.
Snoop Dogg Movies
(Drama, Crime, Thriller)
(Biography, Comedy, Drama)
(Crime, Thriller, Drama, Romance)
|2002||Best Cameo||Training Day (2001)|
|2015||Best Art Direction||Snoop Dogg: So Many Pros (2015)|
|1994||Best Rap Video||Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggy Dogg World (1994)|
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