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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.
Snoop hit out at Trump's supporters, and made sure to single out Kanye as he did so.
The iconic hip-hop star, who first arrived on the scene over 25 years ago, was speaking to radio DJ Suss One for The Feature Presentation on SiriusXM this week, a clip of which found its way onto YouTube on Tuesday (September 18th). Snoop’s NSFW broadside was triggered when the presenter told him that “a lot of his fans” often get angry if Trump is criticised on the air.
“Well you need to know that a lot of your fans is racist,” the 46 year old rapper retorted frankly. “I don’t give a f***. I tell them straight up. If you like that n***** you mother****** racist.”
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg Slams Donald Trump And Kanye West In NSFW Outburst
The week's music news rounded up.
Liam Payne ANNOUNCES NEW MUSIC
Months after his much-publicised split from Cheryl, pop star Liam Payne has announced details of a new EP, titled First Time, which will be released on August 24th.
A four-track release, First Time contains songs called ‘Home With You’, ‘Depend On It’, ‘Slow’ and its title track featuring French Montana. Payne was also spotted filming a new music video in New York's Central Park this week.
'From Crook to Cook' will be published in October.
Good news for those indulging in habits that require a munchies fix – Snoop Dogg has announced that he’s to publish his first cookbook, titled ‘From Crook to Cook’, later in 2018.
To be released in October by Chronicle Books, the hip-hop legend’s collection of recipes ranges from fine-dining choices, such as lobster thermidor and filet mignon, to more immediately satisfying meals like chicken and waffles and baked mac & cheese.
The 46 year old rapper, real name Calvin Broadus Jr, said in a statement: “You know it’s blazin’ up in my kitchen. I’m takin’ the cookbook game higher with a dipped and whipped collection of my favourite recipes, ya dig?”
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg To Publish First Cookbook
The rapper made the sensational claim on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
A very open culture of pot-smoking has developed since medical marijuana was legalised in California, and there's a few celebrities who make up a lot of that culture. There's a what has recently been dubbed a 'Mount Rushmore' of pot-smokers, on which sits the face of Snoop Dogg and the only man to ever out-smoke him.
Snoop Dogg at the GQ Men of the Year Awards
When Seth Rogen appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' talking about smoking weed with college kids, Jimmy Kimmel came up with his ultimate Mount Rushmore of Pot Smokers featuring Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, and Seth Rogen himself who has taken over from Cheech & Chong in his eyes.
Continue reading: Willie Nelson Is The Only Man To Outsmoke Snoop Dogg
He still insists it's not a political record.
Snoop Dogg is unapologetic about his feelings on the current President of the United States, unveiling the artwork for his new EP 'Make America Crip Again' featuring Donald Trump as a corpse. It's almost exactly the same as Ice Cube's 1991 album 'Death Certificate'.
Snoop Dogg performing live
While Ice Cube's album featured a corpse on a mortuary table draped in an American flag with a toe tag reading 'Uncle Sam', Snoop Dogg's artwork is exactly the same except the tag reads 'Trump' and he is in the background holding a blue party cup.
Calvin Harris has teamed up with pop royalty for his brand new album 'Funk Wave Bounces Vol 1', which lands on June 30.
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.''
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball
Snoop Dogg doesn't have Tidal so heard Jay-Z's '4:44' album when a friend sent him a bootlegged copy.
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'.
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg Bootlegs Jay-Z Album
One of those names won't surprise you at all.
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.
Snoop Dogg at 'Grow House' premiere
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.
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg Reveals The Names Of His Favourite Rappers
The party was a joint celebration with Miley's younger sister Noah.
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.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Throws Liam Hemsworth Weed-Themed Birthday Party
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
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
DJ Snoopadelic aka Snoop Dogg seen at the KAABOO Music Festival 2016, Del Mar, California, United States - Friday 16th September 2016
Snoop Lion , Snoop Dogg - Life Is Beautiful Festival - Day 2 - Performances at Downtown Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 26th September 2015
Snoop Dogg is launching Merryjane.com in October.
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 Dogg at a meet and greet event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June 2015.
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg Launching Website Dedicated To Marijuana
Date of birth
20th October, 1971
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