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

Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball


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Calvin Harris has been confirmed to perform at Rihanna's third Diamnond Ball alongside Kendrick Lamar.

The superstar DJ - who collaborated with the Bejan beauty on hits 'This Is What You Came For' and 'We Found Love' - has signed up to the charity fundraiser taking place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on September 14 in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation.

Rihanna said in a statement: ''I'm ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year's Diamond Ball. Calvin's music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.''

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Snoop Dogg Bootlegs Jay-Z Album


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Snoop Dogg bootlegged Jay-Z's new album.

The 'Drop It While It's Hot' hitmaker is very impressed with '4:44' but admitted that, because he doesn't use Tidal - Jay's own streaming service, which exclusively released the record - he had to rely on someone sending him an illegal copy of the LP as he couldn't access it on iTunes.

He shared on social media: ''I wanna shoot a shout out to Jay-Z, just dropped another motherf***in' hot album, '4:44'.

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Snoop Dogg Reveals The Names Of His Favourite Rappers


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Snoop Dogg opened up about his top favourite rappers of all time during an interview on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week, and regaled his audience with the story of his parasailing vacation with his late friend Tupac Shakur. Plus, he reveals the name of his very first track.

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The 45-year-old rapper may be a huge influence on emerging hip hop artists, but what about the masters that inspired Snoop Dogg in the first place? He revealed to Jimmy Kimmel who first sparked his interest in rap culture when he was just a young kid.

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Snoop Dogg at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony held at Barclays Center - New York, United States - Friday 7th April 2017

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Miley Cyrus Throws Liam Hemsworth Weed-Themed Birthday Party


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Miley Cyrus threw Liam Hemsworth a weed-themed birthday party on Saturday, as the actor turned 27.

The singer and marijuana enthusiast also gave a special shout out to 'Uncle Snoop Dog', whose cannabis company Merry Jane, provided goodie bags for the event.

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Snoop Dogg performs during Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2017 held at Bayfront Park on December 31, 2016 in Miami, Florida, United States - Sunday 1st January 2017

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Official Puff Puff Pass Concert After Party with Snoop Dogg as DJ Snoopadelic held at Vanity Nightclub in The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 30th December 2016

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Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion's) Birthday was a star studded event which included guests like Anthony Anderson, Omar Gooding, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Chris Brown, Seth Rogen, Garry "Prophecy" Sun, All Eyez on Me Creator LT Hutton, Ray J, Lady of Rage, Kurupt, Daz and RBX. at cet tv - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th October 2016

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DJ Snoopadelic aka Snoop Dogg seen at the KAABOO Music Festival 2016, Del Mar, California, United States - Friday 16th September 2016

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Snoop Dogg Launching Website Dedicated To Marijuana


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Snoop Dogg is launching a website in homage to all thing related to marijuana, Merryjane.com. The 43-year-old rapper, born Calvin Broadus Jr., announced the launch of the site on Monday (21st September) at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg at a meet and greet event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June 2015.

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Snoop Dogg Gets Stopped By Italian Customs With $422,000 In Cash


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Less than a week after being stopped by police in Sweden, rapper Snoop Dogg has reportedly had another run-in with European authorities. According to news agency ANSA the rapper was stopped on Saturday by financial police in southern Italy while carrying $422,000 in cash.

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Snoop is currently on a tour of Europe, having played in Calabria on Friday night and he is scheduled to perform Sunday at the Kendal Calling Festival in England. According to his lawyer Andrea Parisi, Snoop will have to pay a fine over the incident.

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Snoop Dogg Posts Videos Of His Arrest On Instagram


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Finding himself under arrest was the last thing Snoop Dogg expected after performing on stage in the city of Uppsala, Sweden. Following a concert on Saturday (25 July), the rapper was pulled over by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, reports The Guardian

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"Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test,” said spokesman Daniel Nilsson.

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Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review


After the success of the first 'Pitch Perfect' and, more specifically, the 'Cup' song, the soundtrack for the sequel has a lot to live up to. However, there is a thing as trying to be too clever and here is a perfect example. 

Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack Album Review

By trying to cram even more songs into each a cappella mash-up, some tracks just don't work without the visual aid of the movie and it becomes a race to recognize just what has been used. Two/three lines and it is on to the next song. 'Riff Off' starts off enjoyable, with a cover of 'Thong Song', but then goes through a circle of booty-complimenting tracks at a dizzying speed where it confuses and loses itself. A better example of a mash-up would be The Barden Bella's 'World Championship Finale' as you can clearly hear each tune used throughout.

The song that leads the entire soundtrack - also the lead single - is Jessie J's 'Flashlight' written by Sam Smith and Sia. By far the most memorable, it is a highlight to the album and is what will keep people coming back to listen to it. An inspirational ballad, it is by far one of Jessie J's best singles, but as the success of Anna Kendrick and 'Cups' showed, a big star isn't always needed to get radio play time. There is also a surprise performance from Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick, which is a nice way to break up the a cappella sound of the album. The other original track is 'Crazy Youngsters' performed by Ester Dean, which adds a modern and more 'pop' sound to the soundtrack. These 3 tracks are undeniably stand-out numbers in an otherwise very predictable album. 

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Clint Eastwood's Joke About Caitlyn Jenner To Be Cut From Guys' Choice Awards


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A joke about Caitlyn Jenner made by Clint Eastwood at the recording of the Guys’ Choice 2015 Awards on Saturday night will be edited out before it airs later this month, it has been revealed.

According to USA Today, the 85 year old director and actor was introducing Dwayne Johnson to the stage when he made a remark about The Rock’s famous career switch from wrestler to actor. The joke reportedly compared his career leap to those of “Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody”.

Snoop Dogg In Trouble After Branding Caitlyn Jenner A "Science Project"


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Snoop Dogg has triggered a serious social media storm after lashing out about the recent news coverage dedicated to Caitlyn Jenner on Instagram. The rapper posted a meme which described the 65 year old reality star as a “science project”, because he felt the story was overshadowing the humanitarian efforts of his friend Akon in Africa.

He posted on Wednesday (June 3rd) with a photo caption: “Shout out to Akon! He is about to supply 600 million africans with solar power. I’m really upset that this isn’t major news but that science project bruce jenner is #Society.” Quickly, he faced a deluge of negative reaction branding his comments as insensitive.

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg caused controversy with an Instagram meme about Caitlyn Jenner

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Snoop Dogg

Date of birth

20th October, 1971

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.93




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