American rapper and composer Snoop Dogg (formerly Snoop Doggy Dogg and briefly Snoop Lion) (born October 20, 1971) is also known as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
It was in 1992 that he first gained notoriety as a solo artist, thanks to his appearance on Dr. Dre’s debut solo song, “Deep Cover,” and later on his debut solo album, The Chronic. Since then, Broadus has sold more than 23 million records in the United States and 35 million albums globally, according to sales figures provided by Nielsen Music.
The Death Row Records solo debut of Broadus, Doggystyle, was produced by Dr. Dre and debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in November 1993. “What’s My Name?” and “Gin and Juice” were two of the album’s most popular songs. Doggystyle was certified quadruple-platinum in 1994.
Broadus provided the music for the 1994 short film Murder Was the Case, which starred Snoop Dogg. “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head,” the lead single from his second album, Tha Doggfather, landed at number one on both lists in 1996. The album was certified double-platinum the following year.
Cordozar Calvin Broadus was born in Long Beach, California, on October 20, 1971. As soon as he was born, Snoop’s parents Vernall and Beverly had a divorce. When he was a child, his father was away from the picture.
His mother had a new relationship after her divorce. His parents and stepfather called him Snoopy because he adored the Peanuts comic character. His mother had three boys, and he was the middle one.
The Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church is where Snoop first learned to sing and play the piano when he was very young.
He began rapping in sixth grade. To aid his family, Calvin worked odd jobs as a kid, such as delivering newspapers and bagging groceries.
Despite his mother’s best attempts, he began gang banging and roving the streets in his adolescent years despite singing in the choir and playing football.
He belonged to the Eastside Long Beach gang known as the Rollin’ 20s Crips. Shortly after he graduated from high school, he was arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Three years later, he spent a great deal of time in and out of both jail and prison.
Recordings by Snoop Dogg, his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil’ 1/2 Dead, as well as Warren G, were created by the trio. 213 was the area code of Long Beach at the time, therefore they referred to themselves that way.
Snoop Dogg’s early solo freestyle “Hold On” was included on a mixtape that ended up in the hands of Dr. Dre. To his great delight and the delight of NWA affiliate The D.O.C., he asked Snoop to audition and introduced them both to the craft of songwriting.
Dr. Dre produced Snoop’s debut album, Doggystyle, which was released by Death Row Records in 1993. On both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums lists, the album debuted in the first place.
One of the most popular tracks on the album was “What’s My Name?” Another was “Gin & Juice.” Doggfather, Snoop’s follow-up album, was released in 1996 and debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and the Top 200 album charts. Snoop Dogg quit Death Row and joined No Limit Records for his next three albums.
He released Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not Told, No Limit Top Dogg, and Tha Last Meal in 1998, 1999, and 2000, respectively.
Paying for the privilege of being the boss was the follow-up to his debut album with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records. In 2004, he signed with Geffen Records and released the albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece, That Blue Carpet Treatment, Ego Trippin, Malice ‘n Wonderland, and Doggumentary.) and Doggumentary.
Snoop Dogg’s Net Worth
Rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor, Snoop Dogg resides on the West Coast. Snoop Dogg’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million at the time of this writing. When Dr. Dre found him in 1992, his music career began.
Under the Death Row Records banner, he released a slew of great songs and albums. As one of the most popular and wealthy rappers to emerge from the 90s rap industry, Snoop Dogg is one of the few artists still actively recording today.
Death Row Records
Death Row Records’ brand name was purchased by Snoop Dogg in February 2022. Blackstone, the private equity firm that owns the label’s master recordings and music royalties, still owns the trademark. With the Death Row Records brand name, Snoop Dogg will now be able to sell items and create songs.
Shante Taylor, Snoop’s high school girlfriend, proposed to him on June 12, 1997, and the two exchanged vows the following year. They filed for divorce in May of that year.
Their wedding was renewed in January 2008 when they reconciled and reaffirmed their commitment. Corde (1994), Cordell (1997), and Cori (1999) are their three children (1999).
Julian Corrie Broadus (1998), Snoop’s kid from a relationship with Laurie Helmond, is also a member of the family. In 2015, Corde and Jessica Kyzer had a boy, and Snoop became a grandpa for the first time.
The R&B singers’ Brandy and Ray J, as well as the professional wrestler Sasha Banks, are all first cousins of Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg has been using marijuana from the beginning of his career and has made it a characteristic of his persona.
The rapper Snoop Dogg said in a 2006 interview that he worked as a professional pimp between 2003 and 2004 “I was born to do that shit, and once I started doing it, it became enjoyable. The experience was like shooting layups. Every time, I was succeeding.” He went on to add that he finally gave up pimping because several of the pimps he knew advised him to do so.
Inglewood, California’s mayor, and local leaders work together to distribute turkeys to the needy at Thanksgiving. In 2016, he distributed 3000 turkeys.
Frequently Asked Questions
Has Snoop Dogg Been Jailed?
He was jailed for cocaine possession shortly after graduating from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1989 and spent the following three years in and out of jail, including time at Wayside Jail.
Why Does Snoop Call Himself?
For whatever reason, his mother decided to rename her kid “Snoopy” since Snoop Dogg was a long-time admirer of the Peanuts cartoon, in which Snoopy appears.