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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.

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Snoop Dogg Stopped in Italy Airport, His Cash Seized by Authorities

August 01, 2015 16:03:33 GMT

After briefly detained in Sweden on suspicion of drug use, had a run-in with Italian authorities. The rapper was stopped at the Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria while carrying $422,000 in cash when he was about to board a private plane bound to Britain.

Snoop Dogg Blames Racial Profiling for His Sweden Arrest

July 26, 2015 19:23:17 GMT

insisted he did nothing wrong as news broke out that he was arrested in Sweden on suspicions of using illegal substances following his concert in Copenhagen. He ranted on Instagram, claiming that he was racially profiled by the police.

Miley Cyrus Joins Snoop Dogg in Afternoon Marijuana Smoke Session

July 04, 2015 07:01:42 GMT

was seen enjoying marijuana smoke session with . The "Wrecking Ball" songstress took to Instagram on Friday afternoon, July 3 to share a snap of her and the 43-year-old rapper during the fun time.

Videos: Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg Dance to P. Diddy's 'Finna Get Loose'

July 04, 2015 06:02:36 GMT

and are clearly huge fans of 's newly-released single "Finna Get Loose". The R&B singer and the rapper took to their respective Instagram page earlier this week to share videos of them busting out some dance moves to the track.

Snoop Dogg Calls Caitlyn Jenner 'Science Project', Drake Bell Apologizes for 'Bruce' Diss

June 04, 2015 22:02:21 GMT

and joined the rank of people who posted insensitive comments about transformation. Both refused to refer to the newest Vanity Fair cover girl by her new name. Instead, the rapper called the E! reality star a "science project."

Snoop Dogg, Pharrell and Stevie Wonder Time Travel to the Future in 'California Roll' Video

May 21, 2015 04:13:14 GMT

has premiered the official music video for "California Roll", his collaboration with and . The rapper takes viewers on a trip to the future in the visuals debuted on Wednesday, May 20.

Snoop Dogg Thinks 'Game of Thrones' Is Historically Accurate

May 12, 2015 10:23:26 GMT

"" apparently has made one of its fans believe that what is on the story truly happened in the past. In a recent interview with The New York Post, who is one of the show's fans said that he watched the show to gain more knowledge about history.

Snoop Dogg Defends Macklemore and Iggy Azalea: 'They Got Soul'

May 09, 2015 05:33:47 GMT

has no problem with and being white hip-hop stars. Unlike who has lots of very negative things to say about the two, Snoop praised them as he discussed the "suburban streak" in hip-hop today during a chat with The New York Times.

Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg Among Stars Commemorating 4/20

April 21, 2015 07:39:01 GMT

Some Hollywood celebrities marked the unofficial marijuana day on Monday, April 20. Among those commemorating the 4/20 on Instagram and Twitter are , and .

Texas State Trooper Forced to Get 'Counseling' for Posing With Snoop Dogg

April 02, 2015 09:07:25 GMT

A Department of Public Safety trooper Billy L. Spears was ordered to undergo counseling after uploaded their picture together on his Instagram, capturing it, "Me and my deputy dogg." According to documents made public on Wednesday, April 1, DPS concluded that the action "reflects poorly on the agency" since he posed together with a known criminal.

Snoop Dogg Developing 1980s Drama Series for HBO

March 21, 2015 01:48:17 GMT

is developing a family drama series for HBO. The rapper/actor announced the project during his keynote at the South by Southwest conference in Austin on Friday, March 20. The series is set in 1980s Los Angeles.

Snoop Dogg Debuts Psychedelic 'Peaches N Cream' Music Video Ft. Charlie Wilson

March 19, 2015 03:51:40 GMT

has premiered the official music video for his new single "Peaches N Cream" featuring . Landing online on Wednesday, March 18, the psychedelic visuals directed by Aramis Israel and Hannah Lux Davis finds the rapper traveling to outer space and turning into a king.

Snoop Dogg Debuts Pharrell-Produced New Single 'Peaches N Cream'

March 10, 2015 09:18:55 GMT

's "Peaches N Cream" is finally here. The rapper dropped the first official single off his upcoming album "" on Monday, March 9. Produced by , the song features guest vocals from .

Snoop Dogg and DJ Khaled Announce Las Vegas Residencies at TAO Nightclub

March 09, 2015 08:58:58 GMT

is returning to Las Vegas later this year. It has been announced that the rapper, who's also known as DJ Snoopadelic, will be bringing back his "The Snoopadelic Cabaret" to the famed TAO Nightclub.

Justin Bieber Roasters Include Shaquille O'Neal, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg

March 05, 2015 22:36:46 GMT

The lineup for Comedy Central's Roast has been revealed. The people who will ridicule the 21-year-old singer include , , , , , , , and Jeffrey Ross.

Snoop Dogg Unveils Cover Art for Pharrell-Produced Album 'Bush'

March 04, 2015 09:09:31 GMT

While "" is still waiting for an official release date, has revealed the official cover art for the album. Arriving via the rapper's Instagram on Tuesday, March 3, the green-themed image features a blue dog chewing on a bush.

Snoop Dogg Releases Trailer for Pharrell Williams-Produced New Album 'Bush'

February 18, 2015 08:33:51 GMT

While fans are eagerly waiting for "", released on Tuesday, February 17 a trailer for the new album. Arriving via the new website FollowTheBush.com, the short clip gives glimpses at the rapper smoking a blunt in front of a bush background before a snippet of the LP's first single "Peaches N Cream" is played to close out the video.

Snoop Dogg Blasts Grammys for Lack of Support for Hip-Hop

February 11, 2015 04:54:33 GMT

is one of those people who are not satisfied with this year's Grammy Awards, which was held on Sunday night, February 8. He's particularly not happy with the Recording Academy for not giving "real MCs" the awards they deserved.

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 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.

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