Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971, Long Beach, California, USA), better known as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, producer and actor. Snoop Dogg began his career in 1992 after meeting rapper and producer Dr. Dre. Snoop is best known as an MC on the West Coast hip-hop scene and one of the protégés of Dr. Dre.
Since childhood, I was not a calm child, so problems with the law began immediately. After finishing school, he was sent to prison for 3 years for possession of cocaine. But Calvin found a way to get rid of his criminal past – it was music. His mother called him “Snoopy” (from English – “excessively curious”), because of the expression in his eyes, and when he began recording, he took the nickname Snoop Doggy Dogg after the famous cartoon character. After returning home, he started writing music with his friend Warren G. Warren G was familiar with the rapper Dr. Dre and he, after listening to Snoop, was pleasantly surprised. They began working together, which helped Calvin reach the top of the charts and sign a contract with Death Row Records. Since then, Snoop Dogg has been pursuing a solo career.
In 1992, together with Dr. Dre recorded songs for the album The Chronic. In 1993, Snoop’s debut album Doggystyle was the most anticipated release, with over a million and a half pre-orders before its release. The track “Gin & Juice” from the album was not supposed to become a single, but as a result turned into a hip-hop classic. During the MTV ceremony, Snoop was arrested on suspicion of murdering the criminal Philip Woldemarium, who was shot by Snoop’s bodyguard McKinley Lee. In February 1996, the charge was dropped on the grounds of self-defense. Snoop’s work and gangsta rap in general was discussed in Congress. In July 1995, he founded the Doggy Style Records recording studio. In November 1996, the second album Tha Doggfather was released, which was dedicated to the memory of Tupac Shakur. He changed his name to Snoop Dogg in 1996, after leaving Death Row Records and signing with No Limit Records. Several of his cousins also became famous hip-hop artists: RBX, Nate Dogg, and Daz Dillinger.
As of 1993, Snoop Dogg was one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the United States, but an accusation of murdering a member of a rival gang caused him to drop out of show business pending legal proceedings. In the late 90s, he returned to active musical activities, and also shot several porn films. In 2004, for the first time in his career, the single “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (recorded in collaboration with Pharrell) was able to top the Billboard Hot 100, and two years later he again broke into the leaders of the American charts with the track “I Wanna Love You “, recorded together with Akon. Both songs were nominated for a Grammy Award.
Snoop is well known for his performance style — lazy, understatedly laid-back, with drawn-out words and rhythmic lyrics. His famous expression is the phrase: “Fo ‘shizzle, my nizzle”, which means “for sure my nigga”. In 2004, he starred with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the comedy Starsky & Hutch. He is also known for his role as Captain Mack in the movie Soul plane.
in 2009 he joined the Nation of Islam movement.
In 2012, he converted to Rastafarianism and started playing reggae, taking the pseudonym Snoop Lion, and in 2013 he returned to rap again under the pseudonym Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg gets 2m likes from bootleg rapper meme of Drake, 2pac, 50 cent, Dababyhimself.