Snoop Dogg

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.

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Snoop Dogg - So Many Pros


Snoop Dog has released the awesome music video for his song, 'So Many Pros'. The music video takes visual inspiration from the movie posters for exploitation movies, setting Snoop as the star and Pharrell Williams (the album's producer) as a supporting character.

Justin Bieber's Comedy Central Roast The Third Most Watched Ever


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The much-anticipated Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber, as expected, drew strong viewing figures when it was broadcast on Monday evening. With ratings of 4.4 million from 10pm to midnight, it was the night’s top-rated program in most male demographics and ranks as the network’s third most-watched roast ever, according to Variety.

Featuring the comedian-of-the-moment Kevin Hart as the roast master, celebrities as varied as Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg queued up to aim zingers at the 21 year old, the youngest person ever to be roasted. Subjects included his love life, music and numerous scrapes with the law. Even Will Ferrell made a special appearance as his character Ron Burgundy from the hit comedy Anchorman!

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Justin Bieber was the subject of a well-received Comedy Central roast on Monday

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Video - Snoop Dogg Arrives Topless For 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'


A topless Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) was seen getting out of a black truck outside the ABC studios in Los Angeles as photographers look on. He was arriving for an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', where he was a special guest for musical guest Charlie Wilson.

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Picture - Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 29th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the 2nd Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th March 2015

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Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg and Cordell Broadus

Snoop Dog And Hulk Hogan - The Best Combination Since Bread And Butter


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By this point in modern popular culture, one could assume that all the greatest combinations have already been discovered or made. We already know of all the simple pleasures like peanut butter and chocolate and puppies in funny costumes, so surely there isn't anything new that can come from pairing two usually unpaired things. 'Not so!' cried WWE, and thus the world was introduced to the concept of Hulk Hogan and Snoop Dog joining forces to beat up a professional wrestler.  

In a recent episode of Wrestlemania, wrestler Curtis Axel was all set to begin the take-over movement of #Axelmania. That is, until Snoop Dog chose to promote the event, leading to a twitter exchange between the two, and Axel crashing the Snoopmania party. At this point, Snoop and Axel took some time to do the usual WWE thing and hurl PG13 abuse at one another. Until Snoop unveiled his secret weapon. 

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Snoop Dogg Uses SXSW Keynote Speech To Announce He's Developing Drama For HBO


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Rapper Snoop Dogg has announced he’s developing a new drama series for HBO, alongside director Allen Hughes and writer Rodney Barnes. The 43 year old made the announcement as he delivered the keynote address at this year’s South by Southwest festival on Friday morning.

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According to Deadline, Snoop said the drama would be set in in early 1980s Los Angeles and centers on ‘a family whose seemingly idyllic life is turned upside down by the collision of their community and American politics.’

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Picture - Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 15th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg - Comedy Central - Roast of Justin Bieber - Arrivals at Sony Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 15th March 2015

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Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg - Peaches N Cream


Snoop Dog has released an official music video for his 10th March 2015 single, 'Peaches N Cream'. The single was announced in January 2015, and serves as the first album off his upcoming thirteenth studio album, 'Bush'.

Picture - Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 15th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's Roast Of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. The roast was held at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 15th March 2015

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Justin Bieber Roasted By Kevin Hart, Ludacris and Co.


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Say what you will about Justin Bieber, but the man seems to have acquired a sense of humour recently. Justin flexed his self-irony muscles during a dedicated Comedy Central roast on Saturday,  where the topics ranged from his poppy tunes, to his run-ins with the law, to his overall obnoxious behaviour.

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Gone are the Biebs  Baby days.

And his roasters... well, even some of Bieber's closest collaborators had a go - from head roaster Kevin Hart, to  Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg, Jeffrey Ross and even Martha Stewart, there was no mercy for the Biebs. 

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Picture - Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 15th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's Roast Of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. The roast was held at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 15th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg

Picture - Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg... Los Angeles California United States, Saturday 14th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's Roast Of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. The roast was held at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th March 2015

Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Lion and Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg - Peaches N Cream (Lyric Video)


Snoop Dog has released an official lyric video for 'Peaches N Cream', featuring Charlie Wilson; the first track to be released from his upcoming album. Snoop Dog is set to release 'Bush' on 12th May 2015.

Snoop Dogg - Immortal "Behind the Scenes"


Go behind the scenes with K2rhym on the set of his video for new single 'Immortal' featuring Snoop Dogg. The video has been directed by Dah Dah and was released in December 2014 via DA Entertainment, LLC.

Stars Look On At Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance [Photos]


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The Super Bowl is possibly the most anticipated and well-known sporting event of every year; a game of American Football, set to decide the National Football League champion team for that season. On 1st February 2014, the New England Patriots fought the Seattle Seahawks for the title, in a game that saw Quarterback Tom Brady win his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP award. In the end, the New England Patriots won the game with 28, against the Seattle Seahawks 24. 

Katy Perry flies into her Super Bowl performance (Credit Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images)
Katy Perry flies into her Super Bowl performance (Credit Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images)

Idina Menzel received the honour of singing the American National Anthem during the opening ceremony, while Katy Perry received critical praise for her half-time show performance, featuring Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. With the Super Bowl being such a loved sporting event, it should be no surprise that a whole host of celebrities made an appearance at the show to watch their favourite teams. Amongst those in attendance were Snoop Dog, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris and many more.

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