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Snoop Dogg Biography

Snoop Dogg (previously known as Snoop Dogg, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., 20.10.1972)

Snoop Dogg is an American, Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, record producer and actor.

Snoop Dogg: Childhood

Snoop Dogg was born to Beverly Tate and Vernell Varnado and raised Long Beach, California, though it has been reported that he was originally from Mississippi.

His performing life began at Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church and he started rapping when he was in sixth grade.

As a teen, Snoop Dogg was convicted of cocaine trafficking and sentenced to sixth months in Wayside County Jail. He was a member of the Crips gang and became involved in a number of criminal activities that caused him to be in and out of jail for a few years after he graduated from high school.

Snoop pursued music after making a number of homemade tapes with his cousin, Nate Dogg and his best friend Warren G (Dr. Dre's stepbrother). Dre heard a mixtape that featured Snoop rapping over En Vogue's 'Hold On' and invited Snoop to an audition.

Snoop Dogg: Musical Breakthrough

Snoop Dogg collaborated with Dr. Dre on the Deep Cover film soundtrack and on Dre's debut album The Chronic, along with the rest of Snoop's group at the time, Tha Dogg Pound.

Snoop Dogg began recording Doggystyle in August 1993. During this time he was arrested in connection with the murder of a rival gang member, Philip Woldermarian. Snoop was acquitted of all charges.

Doggystyle was released in November 1993 by Death Row Records. It became the first debut album to enter the charts at the top spot but gangsta rap became a watchword for the debate on censorship and Snoop Dogg's music was often cited as violent and misogynistic.

Snoop Dogg's second album, Tha Doggfather was recorded and released amid, and despite of, the turmoil that surrounded the American rap scene. Dr. Dre had left Death Row following a contractual dispute, leaving Snoop to co-produce his second album with Daz Dilinger and DJ Pooh. In addition to this, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg's label-mate and good friend had been killed by a gunshot and Suge Knight (Death Row's co-founder) had been indicted for racketeering. Angry at his contractual ties to Death Row, Snoop refused to release any more tracks until the contract expired, except for the 'Fuck Death Row' single.

Snoop Dogg's third album, Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told was Snoop's first album on No Limit, released in 1998. It featured a number of No Limit artists and was produced by Beats By The Pound.

No Limit Top Dogg saw Snoop reunited with Dre and was a commercial and critical success. The next album; his last on No Limit, was Tha Last Meal.

Following Tha Last Meal, Snoop returned to working with Warren G and Nate Dogg, releasing an album entitled The Hard Way. The single 'Groupie Luv' helped propel the album to number four in the Billboard chart.

Snoop's next album, released on Capitol, was Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$. The single 'Beautiful' featured Pharell Williams.

Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment in 2004. The Neptunes produced a number of tracks for Snoop Dogg, including 'Drop It Like It's Hot', from his album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. The single was his first to reach number one. 'Signs', which featured Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson went to number two.

Snoop Dogg's music can be found on a number of West Coast rap records, such as Ice Cube's Laugh Now Cry Later, Tha Dogg Pound's Cali Iz Active and 'Gangsta Walk', a collaboration with Coolio.

In 2005, Snoop Dogg released That Blue Carpet Treatment which debuted at number five. 'That's That Shit', featuring R.Kelly was the most successful single from the album.

Snoop Dogg: Screen Career

2000's Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle was a pornographic movie produced by Hustler. Its success prompted Snoop to adopt the moniker 'Snoop Scorcese' and direct Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.

Snoop went on to host his own MTV sketch show, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle.

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The Latest Snoop Dogg News

Snoop Dogg Heading To Las Vegas For 1920s-themed Residency

18th April 2014

Rapper Snoop Dogg is bring the 1920s back for a short speakeasy-inspired residency in Las Vegas.The Drop It Like It's...

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16th April 2014

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Snoop Dogg Gets Close To Playboy Model?

13th April 2014

Snoop Dogg has been getting close to Playboy bunny Carla Howe.The married rapper is reportedly seeing a lot of the...

Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa To Host 4/20 Celebration Gigs

10th April 2014

Rapper Snoop Dogg is preparing to celebrate cannabis culture's 4/20 holiday later this month (Apr14) by hosting two Wellness Retreat...

Snoop Dogg's Uncle Loses Cancer Fight

31st March 2014

Snoop Dogg's elderly uncle has lost his battle with colon cancer.Doctors last week (ends21Mar14) predicted Uncle June Bug had just...

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Snoop Dogg Reviews

Bestival 2013 - Live Review Live Review

11th September 2013

Q: What do you get if you leave 55,000 people on the Isle Of Wight...

Snoop Dogg - Featuring R Kelly, That's That Single Review

28th November 2006

Snoop Dogg Featuring R KellyThat's That Doggy Style / GeffenSingle ReviewYou know what! Snoop has...

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Snoop Dogg Festivals

Wakarusa

5th June 2014

Parklife Festival

7th June 2014

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

Big Day Out

17th January 2014

Bestival

4th September 2014

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Snoop Dogg Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Turbo 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Whizzy and superficial, this isn't the most complicated animated film ever made, but it's a...

Reincarnated 2012, Review by Rich Cline

There's a nagging sense of indulgence that leaves us wondering just how truthful this documentary...

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011, Review by Rich Cline

Clearly designed with his 12-year-old female fanbase in mind, this backstage myth-making doc wants to...

The L.A. Riot Spectacular 2005, Review by Chris Barsanti

A film that works overtime to offend each and every ethnic group and economic class...

The Tenants 2005, Review by Chris Barsanti

On the list of actors that your average casting director is going to look at...

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The Latest Snoop Dogg Press Releases

Snoop Dogg Aka Snoop Lion Announces June 2014 O2 Academy Brixton Show With Special Guests Wretch 32 And Mistajam

3rd March 2014

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion returns to the UK to play O2 Academy...

The Bet Hip Hop Awards 2013 18th October Hosted By Snoop Dogg

11th October 2013

The biggest names in hip hop turned out in force on the green carpet for the eighth annual...

Snoop Lion Inks Deal With Rca Records To Release Reggae And Dancehall Influenced Album Reincarnated Spring 2013

6th December 2012

SNOOP LION has inked a deal via his newly established production company,...

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finney1

loving snoop, back with a bang and is hotter than ever!!! loved his performance on the europe music awards with pharrell :)

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sujan

I am glad we can view Snoop Dog reality show with his family in Québec . Too bad it is only 30 minutes ... I really enjoy it and his wife Shante shouldn't take him for granted ... I wonder if she got the message on the last episode I saw when he invites her to a restaurant and through the conversation told her in a very gracious way that she should do something with her life ..that she has all the tools to do so ... I just hope their conversation came back to her head , cause you can have all the money in the world , you must have something to be proud of besides your husband and childreen . With this charming and loving man who takes a lot of place in the family , wife and childreen must be careful to have a life of their own and I believe Snoop Dog realize that...Also, we can tell watching the show he loves his wife dearly and when he told his older son how long he struggle to get Shante's attention and love after that was to me very touching .... This reality show is great entertainment and even if he was no celebrity he can rest assured that women would love him still for he has a great sense of humor and is very very funny and ask any woman what comes first in a man's quality... hum hum ... no perverts ... someone who can make you laugh !!! Sujan

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cadillac slim

I am52yrs. old and your biggest fan. And i am a snoop Dogg look-a-like; I would like to know when do your next CD drops cuz I got to have it when it drop. Keep it gangsta your biggest fan; Cadillac Slim From G.R. Michigan

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