Snoop Dogg Biography
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor who was born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.
Snoop Dogg was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. and his mother is Beverly Broadus. His real father, Vernell Vernado, was a Vietnam veteran, singer and mail carrier who wasnt always there for him. He was nicknamed snoopy because of his appearance early in his life. His mother and stepfather Calvin divorced in 1975. He started singing and playing the piano at Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church and in 6th grade, he started rapping.
As a teen, he was a member of the Rolling 20 crips gang in the eastside ares of long beach and this would get him into trouble with the law most of the time. He was arrested for being in possession of cocaine after graduating highschool and was frequently in and out of prison for the following three years.
With his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil’ ½ Dead and friend Warren G, Snoop recorded homemade tapes as a group called 213, named after the Long Beach area code. One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue’s “Hold On” made it to a mixtape that was heard by influential producer Dr. Dre, who called to invite him to an audition. Former N.W.A associate The D.O.C. taught him how to structure his lyrics and separate the thematics into verses, hooks, and chorus.
Snoop Dogg Real Name
Snoop Dogg also called Snoop Doggy Dogg and Snoop Lion real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr.
Snoop Dogg Age
Snoop Dogg (Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Snoop Dogg Family
He is the son to Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier, and his wife, Beverly Broadus. His biological father Vernall left the family soon after Calvin’s birth and thus Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. He is a first cousin of R&B singers Brandy and Ray J and WWE professional wrestler Sasha Banks.
Snoop Dogg Wife
Snoop Dogg married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997 but On May 21, 2004, he filed for divorce from her citing irreconcilable differences.The couple however renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008.
Snoop Dogg Children| Son
Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante Taylor have three children together: sons Cordé who born on August 21, 1994 and Cordell who born on February 21, 1997 and daughter Cori who born on June 22, 1999. Snoop also has a son from a relationship with Laurie Holmond, Julian Corrie Broadus who was born in 1998.
Snoop Dogg Net Worth
His estimated net worth is $135 million.
Snoop Dogg Career
From an early age, he had a keen interest in singing, rapping and playing piano.Snoop’s music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A, and as a result Snoop was featured on Dre’s solo debut, Deep Cover.
Broadus Jr. made his stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg soon as he started recording with Dr.Dre. Snoop Doggy Dogg then collaborated with fellow rap artist Tupac Shakur in the 1996 single 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted a song that would turn out to be one of Shakur’s last songs while alive as he was shot 6 days later.
In 2004, Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment which produced several tracks for Snoop’s 2004 release R&G -Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece. Drop It Like It’s Hot, the first single released from the album, was a hit and became Snoop Dogg’s first single to reach number one on the charts.The same year, another album The Hard Way, which included the single ‘Groupie Luv’ ,was also released.
He released several albums in the following years such as ‘Ego Trippin’ in 2008, Malice n Wonderland in 2009 and ‘Doggumentary in 2011.
In terms of his acting career he has appeared in a starring role in movies such as ‘The Wash’ in 2001 and ‘Bones’ in 2001 and ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’ in 2012. He also had various supporting and cameo roles in several films including ‘Half Baked’ released in 1998, ‘Training Day’ in 2001, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ from 2004 and ‘Brüno’ which was released in 2009. The talented musician has gone ahead to release more music hits including hangover featuring in singer Psy.
Snoop Dogg Tv Show
Snoop has starred in several Tv shows including sketch-comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, variety show Dogg After Dark, and reality show Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood. His starring roles in film includes The Wash and the horror film Bones. He has had various supporting roles in film, including Half Baked, Training Day, Starsky & Hutch, and Brüno.
He has played role in episodes of Las Vegas, King of the Hill and Monk, one episode of Robot Chicken, as well as three episodes of One Life to Live. Snoop Dogg also hosted The Joker’s Wild”.
Snoop says he enjoys do it “It’s the best job in the world to be a game show host, coming from being a rapper and a football coach, This is a comfort zone for me.”
Snoop Dogg Top Songs
- The Next Episode (feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
- Signs (feat. Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake)
- What’s My Name
- Deep Cover (feat. Snoop Dogg)
- Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg)
- California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
- P.I.M.P. (Remix) (feat. Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks & Young Buck)
- Woofer (feat. Zora Randhawa, Snoop Dogg & Nargis Fakhri)
- Beautiful (feat. Pharrell Williams & Charlie Wilson)
Snoop Dogg Albums
Snoop Dogg is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. Some of his albums include:
- Doggystyle (1993)
- Murder Was the Case [The Soundtrack] (1994)
- Tha Doggfather (1996)
- Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)
- No Limit Top Dogg (1999)
- Tha Last Meal (2000)
- Bones [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (2001)
- Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ (2002)
- R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)
- Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)
- Ego Trippin (2008)
- Malice N Wonderland (2009)
- More Malice (2010)
- Doggumentary (2011)
- Mac + Devin Go to High School [Music From and Inspired by the Movie] (2011)
- 7 Days of Funk (2013)
- Bush (2015)
- Coolaid (2016)
- Neva Left (2017)
- Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love (2018)
Snoop Dogg Awards
Snoop Dog has won numerous awards which include: American Music Awards, APRA Music Awards, AVN Awards, BET Awards, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards,Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, Billboard Year-End Chart Awards, International Dance Music Awards, MOBO Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and several others.