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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg


Famous as :

Rapper, actor

Birth Name :

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

Birth Date :

October 20, 1971

Birth Place :

Long Beach, California, USA

Spouse :

Shante Taylor (since 12-Jun-97)

Claim to fame :

Album "Doggystyle" (1993)


Calvin Cordozar Broadus born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, was previously labeled "Snoopy" by his mother that in present day he took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg, which later changed to Snoop Dogg when he began recording. He is in the 2000s known as either rap musician or actor, many people believe as one of rap's true legends. During his youth that was after graduated from high school, Snoop Dogg was frequently in trouble with drugs and law, in and out of jail for nearly three years. Released from jail he embarked on making homemade rap tapes with his friend Warren G, who was a stepbrother of Dr. Dre of N.W.A. After all, Dr. Dre asked him for collaborations, first on the theme song of the film "Deep Cover," and then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album "The Chronic."

In August 1993, Snoop Dogg recorded his own debut album "Doggystyle" with Dre, during which he was arrested for shooting death a member of a rival gang named Phillip Woldermarian who was later revealed to have had a secret obsession with him. Defended himself to not guilty because he allegedly drove the car while his bodyguard McKinley Lee fired the fatal shots on self defense grounds, he had yet to remain entangled in the legal battles around the case for three years. Shortly after in November 1993 the "Doggystyle" album was released under Death Row Records. It successfully became the first debut album ever to enter the charts at number one, helping to fuel the ascendant of West Coast "G Funk" rap. Moreover, the album's singles "What's My Name" and "Gin and Juice" had gone to the top ten, with the album itself remained in the charts for several months, even as controversy raged over the murder trial and Snoop Dogg violent and sexist lyrics. Such controversy resulted in Gangsta rap becoming the center of arguments for censorship and labeling, with Snoop often used as an example of violent and misogynistic musician.

Latest News

Snoop Dogg Welcomes First Grandson Zion

January 15, 2015 07:03:10 GMT

has become a grandfather. His eldest son Corde Broadus welcomed a baby boy with Jessica Kyzer. The 43-year-old rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday, January 14 to announce the happy news to his 4.1 million followers, posting some photos and a video of his grandson Zion.

Snoop Dogg Announces Pharrell-Produced New Album 'Bush'

January 08, 2015 08:52:44 GMT

Last year, it was revealed that was working on a new album with super producer . The rapper then shared more details about the project while attending the CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 7.

Wiz Khalifa Premieres 'You and Your Friends' Music Video Ft. Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign

December 23, 2014 03:01:31 GMT

has premiered the official music video for his collaboration with and , "You and Your Friends". Debuted on Monday, December 22, the clip involves some pretty ladies and several bright-colored backdrops.

Iggy Azalea Wears 'White Chicks' Costume for Halloween After Snoop Dogg Diss

November 02, 2014 08:40:02 GMT

turned 's diss into a Halloween inspiration. The femcee posted on Instagram a series of images that showed her dressing up as ' character from "". She captioned one of the pics with resounding "Bye haterzzzzz."

Snoop Dogg Readies New Album, Will Relese It Via Pharrell's I Am OTHER Imprint

October 18, 2014 02:42:41 GMT

has enlisted the help of for his new album. Billboard has reported that the 42-year-old rapper is now working on an LP that he'll release through the "Happy" singer's I Am OTHER imprint, a subsidiary of Columbia Records.

Snoop Dogg Apologizes to Iggy Azalea for His Insulting Posts

October 16, 2014 01:45:11 GMT

has apologized to after he sent out harassing posts. Dogg took to Instagram on Wednesday, October 15 to share the apology clip, saying that he decided to say sorry after having a conversation with their mutual friend

Snoop Dogg Compares Iggy Azalea to Marlon Wayans in 'White Chicks'

October 15, 2014 03:23:36 GMT

and 's beef continues. The veteran rapper has sent out his response to Azalea's tweets in which she called him "an a**" for mocking her looks. On Tuesday, October 14, Dogg posted a photo of him wearing a wig and captioned it, "So says Todd cool out lil sis he was only jokin Sike. Ub***hu !!"

Iggy Azalea Slams Snoop Dogg After He Mocked Her No-Make Up Photos

October 14, 2014 04:39:30 GMT

called "an a**" after he mocked her make up free face. Azalea was recently photographed with no make up on as she caught her flight at LAX. Dogg then mocked her appearance by posting a photo on Instagram.

Video: Snoop Dogg Teases a New Collaboration With Pharrell

September 08, 2014 05:03:07 GMT

has reunited with for a new collaboration. In a vlog he shared recently, the rapper lets fans enjoy a 30-second snippet of the song while he rolls a blunt alongside longtime collaborator and friend .

Snoop Dogg Transforms Into a White Guy Named Todd

August 31, 2014 17:13:58 GMT

has a new alter ego. The rapper transformed into a white guy named Todd, donning a blond wig, glasses, and whiteface makeup. He proudly debuted his new look on Instagram in a series of videos and photos. In one of the pics, he posed with actress .

Keith Stanfield to Play Snoop Dogg in N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'

August 26, 2014 06:59:46 GMT

Keith Stanfield is added to the cast ensemble of "", The Wrap learns. The actor who showed off his rap skills in 2013's critically acclaimed film "" is tapped to play a young in the upcoming N.W.A biopic.

Snoop Dogg Reveals He Smoked Weed in the White House

July 23, 2014 05:03:00 GMT

revealed in the latest episode of his web series "GGN" that he once smoked marijuana in the White House. , who appeared as a guest in the show, was the one who asked the 42-year-old rapper if he ever smoked weed in the official residence of the U.S. president.

PSY Has a Massive 'Hangover' in New Video Ft. Snoop Dogg

June 09, 2014 01:51:29 GMT

Following their appearances on ": Game Night", and debuted the full music video for their collaboration "Hangover". Hitting the web on Sunday, June 8, the clip offers glimpses at the two rappers' antics as they host an alcohol-filled party.

PSY's Snoop Dogg-Assisted 'Hangover' to Arrive on June 8

June 03, 2014 06:14:32 GMT

is readying his comeback song and he has enlisted none other than for it. Titled "Hangover", the track is scheduled to be premiered on June 8 during a special primetime episode of "", following the NBA Finals.

Video: Stoned Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg Recap 'Game of Thrones'

May 26, 2014 09:16:08 GMT

"" is one of the topics that and talk about while smoking weed. The actor recently stopped by the singer/songwriter's GGN web series in which they delivered a recap on the HBO hit series while getting high on drug.

Jason Derulo Releases Twerk-Filled Music Video for Snoop Dogg-Assisted 'Wiggle'

May 22, 2014 06:57:02 GMT

The music video for 's collaboration with , "Wiggle", has arrived for fans' viewing pleasure. Shot in a mansion in Bel Air by director Colin Tilley, the clip opens with the singer sleeping in a bed full of pretty ladies.

Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger Premiere Video for Uncle June Bugg Tribute 'We Miss You'

April 10, 2014 09:03:57 GMT

Earlier this month, and cousin Daz Dillinger teamed up to pay tribute to their recently-deceased uncle June Bugg with a song titled "We'll Miss You". Now, the two rappers reunited for the visuals of the track that was produced by DJ 2HIGH.

Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger Pay Tribute to Uncle June Bug With 'We'll Miss U'

April 05, 2014 05:52:52 GMT

is clearly still grieving over the death of his beloved uncle, June Bug. The rapper teamed up with his cousin Daz Dillinger to pay tribute to their late family member by releasing a new song titled "We'll Miss U".

Snoop Dogg's Uncle Passes Away From Cancer

March 31, 2014 08:09:19 GMT

is mourning the death of his beloved uncle June Bug. June, who often was seen dancing and entertaining the crowd at the multi-talented performer's shows, passed away on Sunday, March 30 after losing battle with colon cancer. "June bugg jus passed @ 932 this morning," his nephew Daz Dillinger tweeted. Snoop, who just paid a visit, also took to Twitter to mourn the death of his uncle. "Love u unc!! C u when I get there. !!! R. I. P. junebug!!" he wrote.

Jason Derulo Collaborates With Snoop Dogg for Next Single 'Wiggle'

March 20, 2014 07:48:02 GMT

is releasing his collaboration with called "Wiggle" as the next official single off his upcoming album, "". The singer made the revelation and shared some details about the track in a new interview with MTV News.

Video: Pharrell Performs at NBA All-Star Game With P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg and More

February 17, 2014 07:57:27 GMT

performed at the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at New Orleans Arena on Sunday, February 16. Introduced by basketball player as "Skateboard P", Pharrell took the stage at the venue to sing a medley of some his biggest hits with several musicians.

Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk Debut 'I'll Be There 4U' Music Video

January 16, 2014 07:48:02 GMT

, who transformed into Snoopzilla for his funk project with Dam-Funk, has released a music video for their "I'll Be There 4U". Directed by Dah Dah Baker, the clip opens with a lingerie-clad woman lounging around on her bed and smoking an e-cigarette.

Snoop Dogg Debuts 'Blue Xmas'

December 26, 2013 02:43:40 GMT

has given his fans a special Christmas present. Just in time for the holidays, the 42-year-old rapper released "Blue Xmas", which is a cover of 's 1957 song "Blue Christmas". The track was produced by FredWreck.

Snoop Dogg and Collie Buddz 'Smoke the Weed' in New Music Video

December 24, 2013 07:08:27 GMT

, who changed his name to Snoop Lion for his reggae project, has returned with a brand new video for his collaboration with Collie Buddz, "Smoke the Weed". The three-and-a-half-minute clip mostly features Snoop sharing his love for marijuana.

Video: Drake Joined by Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg at L.A. Show

November 27, 2013 09:17:57 GMT

welcomed some special guests when he brought his "Would You Like a Tour?" tour to Los Angeles. The Toronto rapper, who graced the stage at Staples Center on Monday night, November 25, brought out to perform with him as the first guest.

Robin Thicke and Snoop Dogg Added to the Line-Up of 2013 MTV EMA Performers

October 24, 2013 03:12:40 GMT

More performers for upcoming 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards have been announced. is set to take the stage at the annual event, which will be held at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome on November 10.

Snoop Dogg to Be Called Snoopzilla for Funk Album

October 19, 2013 02:52:24 GMT

After transforming himself to Snoop Lion for reggae album "", is set to be called with another name for another album. This time, the 41-year-old rapper changes his name to Snoopzilla for an upcoming collaborative release with musician Dam-Funk, "".

Snoop Dogg Serenades Kate Upton in Hot Pockets Music Video Commercial

October 09, 2013 07:43:17 GMT

Rapper has teamed up with Sports Illustrated model in a new Hot Pockets commercial. Arriving via YouTube on Tuesday, October 8, the video opens with Kate falling asleep after eating a Hot Pocket while watching "", where Snoop makes an appearance.

Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Dogg

September 05, 2013 04:18:28 GMT

In an unexpected pairing, has collaborated with for a new single called "Red Light". Murphy shared a link to the reggae song in his first-ever Twitter post. In another post, he said that the single is the first cut of his newly-announced album entitled "".

Snoop Lion Premieres 'The Good Good' Music Video

August 23, 2013 05:59:55 GMT

After "No Guns Allowed" with and his daughter Cori B., "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" with , and "Torn Apart" with , Snoop Lion a.k.a. drops another single, "The Good Good" featuring Iza Lach, from his "" album. The track's four-minute plus music video also serves as the continuation of the 41-year-old reggae artist's new Overstock.com commercial.

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