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SNOOP DOGG

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Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. a.k.a. Snoop Dogg

Born: October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, U.S.

Years active: 1992 - present

“With so much drama in the L-B-C, it's kinda hard bein Snoop D-O-double-G”

Born Calvin Broadus on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dogg got his nickname from his mother because she thought he looked like the character in the Peanuts cartoon. His first album, Doggystyle (1993), climbed its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 charts, and his music and trouble with the law have kept him in the headlines ever since. In early 2012, Snoop announced that he was working for the first time on an all-reggae album, Reincarnation. Later in 2012, he announced that, in conjunction with his reggae project, he was dropping “Dogg” from his name and becoming “Snoop Lion.”

25 Mar 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Snoop Doggy Dogg standing at the Route 187 sign in Los Angeles, California --- Image by © Chi Modu/Diverse Images/Corbis

25 Mar 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA — Snoop Doggy Dogg standing at the Route 187 sign in Los Angeles, California — Image by © Chi Modu/Diverse Images/Corbis

Born Calvin Broadus on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California. Broadus got the nickname “Snoop” from his mother because she thought he looked like the character in the Peanuts cartoon. After graduating high school, Snoop was arrested several times for drug possession and spent time in prison. He started making music as a way out of his troubles.

Through his friend Warren G, Snoop met famed rapper Dr. Dre, which led to Snoop’s start in the music business. His first album, Doggystyle (1993), climbed its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 charts, based in part on the success of the singles “What’s My Name” and “Gin and Juice.” His next album, Tha Doggfather (1996), also reached the top of the charts. He scored the top slot on the Hip Hop charts with his next two albums: Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told (1998) and No Limit Top Dogg (1999). Snoop became known for his laid-back rapping style and his name has become synonymous with gangster rap of the 1990s. He originally called himself Snoop Doggy Dogg, but later shortened it to Snoop Dogg.

Snoop continues to make music, scoring his last big hit with the single “Drop It Like It’s Hot” in 2004, which reached the top of the Hip Hop and pop charts. His 2006 release, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and the single “That’s That S***” received good critical response. In 2007, Snoop became the first artist to release a track as a ringtone prior to its release as a single, “It’s The D.O.G.”

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The rapper has also branched out into acting and appeared in several films, including 2004’s Starsky & Hutch. He has made several guest appearances on television shows, including “The L Word” and “Weeds”, and starred in his own E! reality show, “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood”, in 2007. The series features his wife, Shante, and their three children, Corde, Cordell and Cori.

Since achieving fame, the popular gangster rap artist has had a number of brushes with the law. In 1990, he was convicted of cocaine possession. Three years later, he pled guilty for gun possession. Snoop was also tried and acquitted of murder charges in 1996. The case involved the killing of an alleged gang member who was shot by someone in the vehicle Snoop was riding in. In 2005, Snoop was sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at the taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2003.

Snoop made legal news again in 2006. He and his posse were taken in custody at a London airport in April after the group got into a fight at the terminal. Later that year, he was arrested at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, after officers found marijuana and a gun in Snoop’s vehicle. In 2007, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, citing his prior criminal convictions, banned him from entering the country and appearing at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards.

In early 2012, Snoop announced that he was working for the first time on an all-reggae album, called Reincarnation. Later in 2012, he announced that, in conjunction with his reggae project, he was dropping “Dogg” from his name and becoming “Snoop Lion.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Snoop decided to change his name after traveling to Jamaica (where he worked on his reggae project) and met with a priest, who told him, “You are the light; you are the lion.” Moved by the meeting, Snoop immediately changed his name to “Snoop Lion.” In August 2012, Snoop released Reincarnation’s debut single, “La La La.”

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Discography

Movies

Snoop Dogg - Maquinaria Festival 2011

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Bones

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Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel

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Starsky & Hutch

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Half Baked

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Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard

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Soul Plane

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The Wash

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John Legend: Live at the House of Blues

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Falling Up

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Live 8

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Hood of Horror

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Down for Life

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Arthur and the Invisibles

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Baby Boy

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Welcome to Death Row

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Freaknik: The Musical

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The Up in Smoke Tour

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Katt Williams: 9 Lives

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Tha Eastsidaz

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The Big Bang

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The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

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The Show

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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

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DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70

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Turbo

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Uprising: Hip-Hop and the L.A. Riots

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Xzibit: Restless Xposed

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Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation

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Reincarnated

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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

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Urban Menace

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Snoop Dogg Puff Puff Pass Tour

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In Prison My Whole Life

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Murder Was the Case: The Movie

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Married To The Game - The Real Inside Story Of Death Row

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MP Da Last Don

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Da Game Of Life

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Caught Up

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Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

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Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav

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Racing Stripes

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Pitch Perfect 2

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Whiteboyz

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Cypress Hill: Smoke Out

Cypress Hill: Smoke Out

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Hot Boyz

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WWE Hall of Fame 2016

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

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Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump

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Dreadtown

Dreadtown

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Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1

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Pauly Shore Is Dead

Pauly Shore Is Dead

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Future World

Future World

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Singh Is Kinng

Singh Is Kinng

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G-Funk

G-Funk

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Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

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Grow House

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The Distortion of Sound

The Distortion of Sound

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

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Crime Partners

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The Beach Bum

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Malibu's Most Wanted

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Johnny Cash's America

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The Legend of Dolemite! Bigger & Badder

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Brüno

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And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop

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Straight Outta L.A.

Straight Outta L.A.

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Kurupt: G-TV

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American Dream/American Knightmare

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Beef

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Snoop Dogg: Drop It Like It's Hot

Snoop Dogg: Drop It Like It's Hot

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Game Changers

Game Changers

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The Women of SNL

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Kisses

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Grass is Greener

Grass is Greener

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Quincy

Quincy

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Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate

Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate

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Boss'n Up

Boss'n Up

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Don't Get Caught

Don't Get Caught

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The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

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Volcano High

Volcano High

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I Got the Hook Up

I Got the Hook Up

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Trouble

Trouble

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100%: Julian Edelman

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It's Black Entertainment

It's Black Entertainment

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Ride

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Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp

Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp

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Dolemite Is My Name

Dolemite Is My Name

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Bones

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Murder Was the Case: The Movie

Murder Was the Case: The Movie

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Hood of Horror

Hood of Horror

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Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp

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Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp

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