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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 October 1971Long Beach, California, USA
Birth NameCalvin Cordozar Broadus
Nickname Snoopy
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry, as a gangsta MC. As most successful musicians seem to do at some point, Snoop Dogg has done some work in film. Due to the nature of his music and his related star persona, the primary focus of his film effort has been in urban drama and comedy. Unfortunately, the talented MC has had more than one brush with the law: he served a drug conviction prior to the start of his career as a hip-hop MC, just after he graduated from high school; and in 1993, he was charged with murder but was later found not guilty.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: annom- hiphop-luva

Spouse (1)

Shante Taylor (12 June 1997 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Known for using a unique form of doublespeak, adding "-izzle" to the end of words whenever he can.
Wears various braided hairstyles
Always includes a cover (remake) of an older song on every album
Wearing barrets on the end of his braids

Trivia (28)

Frequently works with Dr. Dre.
Won 2 AVN [Adult Video News] awards for Best Music soundtrack & Top Selling Tape for the X-rated film, Doggystyle (2001).
Former Crips member.
Hip-hop MC.
Filed for divorce from wife Shanté, citing irreconcilable differences. He is seeking joint custody of their children: Corde, Cordell, and Cori (21 May 2004). Has since reconciled and withdrawn the divorce papers.
Served as the offensive coordinator for his son Corde's team in the Chino Hills Junior All American Football League. He played eight years in Pop Warner and two years at Long Beach Poly High. A cousin, Deshaun Hill, played defensive back for the New York Jets in 2003.
Was good friends with slain rapper Tupac Shakur both before and while the two were label-mates.
Graduated high school from Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, California.
Nephew of Bootsy Collins, legendary funk bassist and member of 'Parliament-Funkadelic'.
Was originally chosen to play the role of L.J. in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), but left the project.
Is a member of Rollin' 20 Crip
Often works with Pharrell Williams from The Neptunes.
Born on the same day as Australian pop singer Dannii Minogue.
Diehard fan of USC football, Pittsburgh Steelers and the band Metallica.
Went to the same high school at the same time as Cameron Diaz.
Attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California.
Natural son of Vernell Varnado (b. Magnolia, MS, 13 Dec 1949) by Beverly Tate (b. McComb, MS, 27 Apr 1951), who later married in Los Angeles, CA, 14 Nov 1970 (div Los Angeles Co., CA, June 1975) Cordozar Calvin Broadus Sr. (b. SC, 10 Dec 1948 and d. Los Angeles Co., CA, 9 Nov 1985), who adopted his stepson.
Ranked #7 on Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $17 million in earnings.
He has 2 sons, Corde (b. 1994), Cordell (b. 1997) and a daughter, Cori (b. 2000).
Owns a car he calls his "Snoop de Ville" and a barbecue he calls the "Snoop de Grille".
IQ is 147.
Enjoys watching the Showtime hit TV show The Tudors (2007).
Cousin of Nate Dogg.
Good friend of actress Olivia de Havilland.
Released his 8th studio album, 'The Blue Carpet Treatment', on November 21st (US). [November 2006]
Scandinavian tour with Sean Combs. [March 2007]
Has his own reality show, on E! Entertainment Television, called Snoop Dogg's Father Hood (2007). [December 2007]
Is first cousin of Brandy Norwood.

Personal Quotes (44)

[on Eminem's song "Kim"] Every dude thinks about killing his wife. He was just crazy enough to write it all down.
[on his long friendship with Dr. Dre] I think me and Dre are gonna be like Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. When we get really old, I'll probably be having gray braids.
I tell the truth. And I know what I'm talking about. That's why I'm a threat.
[about Tupac Shakur] Sometimes, if you're lucky, someone comes into your life who'll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill, someone who's tighter than a twin, more with you than your own shadow, who gets deeper under your skin than your own blood and bones.
[answering Conan O'Brien's question of whether or he had kicked his drug habit] It kicked me back.
On M.C. Hammer: If there was no Hammer, there'd be no Snoop.
It's hard to say goodbye to the streets. It's all how you do it. You can pass by and say, 'What's happening?' and keep it moving, but it's a certain element that'll never be able to roll with you once you get to this level, because that's the separation of it all.
Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time.
What people don't understand is joining a gang ain't bad, it's cool, it's fine. When you in the hood, joining a gang it's cool because all your friends are in the gang, all your family's in the gang. We're not just killing people every night, we're just hanging out, having a good time.
When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.
If you stop at general math, you're only going to make general math money.
Barack Obama makes me feel good to be a black man.
The 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' shows, they're great shows. But I think I need to make a show like that, directed straight to the hood, to the artists that don't get the attention, that don't have the money to make themselves representable.
I used to get stressed out all the time when I thought winning was important. I wanted to try to win and help my kids win. Once I figured out it wasn't about winning or losing, it was about teaching these kids about being men, that's when I started to relax.
If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.
It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.
If it's flipping hamburgers at McDonald's, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
I was like the class clown in school so I guess I would say I did like the attention. In church I did a lot of plays, my mother made me play characters, do a lot of drama and acting, trying to become someone else. So it helped me create who I am, to create Snoop Dogg.
The most important decision I've made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me, my homies from the neighborhood, criminals. I just said, 'Come on everybody, we made it.' Then I had to realize we didn't make it. I made it.
You've got to always go back in time if you want to move forward.
Britney would make a better prostitute than Christina. She's thicker.
I like going to areas where the murder rate is high and dropping it.
Well, hip-hop is what makes the world go around.
That's how we do it in the black community; we give back to the people who made us who we are. We never forget that.
In the black culture, certain kids are given nicknames that they roll with forever; the nicknames outweigh their real names. I'm one of those scenarios.
An older guy, he's going to show you things that a young man can't show you. He's going to show you how to stay alive. He's going to show you how to turn corners where your young friends will show you how to turn right into that wall, you know what I'm saying?
I just change with the times. I really don't have a say in what's going on. Music was here before me.
I love Benny Hill. He one of my favourites of all time. Like, the way Benny did it, he was just amazing. Just seeing how he put songs together and comedy and the timing and the sketches. He was way ahead of his time.
I'm looking for a deal from one of you TV networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood TV show where I can find America's hottest hood artists.
I love making music and I'm falling in love with making records, so it's like having two girlfriends. But I can handle it.
Snoop Scorsese, that's my director name.
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion... women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn't have a daughter, I didn't understand.
A lot of brands, you can't touch them. When you're dealing with Snoop Dogg, he brings you closer to the brand and it feels like it's a part of you.
My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg. He's inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination - but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field.
Look at music for what it's worth around the world and not just America. In other countries, people are still buying CDs and going to record stores. But in America, it's all about digital. The game is breaking down. But, look at me, you need to know how to play the game the right way.
When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William's marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. 'Wet' is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin'.
On 'Old School,' I was not an actor, I was Snoop Dogg, so I came to the set with a whole different vibe, and a different crew of people. And on 'Starsky and Hutch,' I was more of an actor. I wasn't Snoop Dogg, the rapper.
My liberty is about living. It's about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn't reflect that. But now it's different. My music is reflecting the way I feel.
I learned how to take other people's mechanisms of promoting their stuff through me as opposed to promoting my own stuff, as far as getting Snoop DeVilles, SnoopDeGrills, Snoop Doggy Dogg biscuits, Snoop Dogg record label, Snoop Dogg bubble gum, Snoop Youth Football League.
The red carpet is a beautiful situation for people. I think everybody appreciates it and loves it and honors it. Nobody really acts a fool because they know this is a one-time thing.
There's so much that I want to do. I feel like I'm the Magic Johnson of rap. You know, Magic was great on the basketball court, but he's bigger as a businessman.
I want to write, direct, produce, but in steps. I want to take steps. I don't want to just jump in because I sold a lot of records and just feel like I can jump into the movie world. Naw, I want to learn the movie world like I learned the music world.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.

Salary (1)

Starsky & Hutch (2004) $500,000

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