Snoop Dogg Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Long Beach, California, USA
Birth NameCalvin Cordozar Broadus
Nicknames Snoop Rock
DJ Snoopadelic
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Snoop Lion
Bigg Snoop Dogg
Uncle Snoop
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor.

His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre's solo debut, "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, produced by Dr. Dre, was released in 1993 by Death Row Records. Bolstered by excitement driven by Snoop's featuring on The Chronic, the album debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle became certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name?" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994 Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was the Case, starring himself. His second album, Tha Doggfather (1996), also debuted at number one on both charts, with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in 1997.

After leaving Death Row Records, Snoop signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums, Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000). Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. He then signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin'. Malice 'n Wonderland (2009), and Doggumentary (2011) were released on Priority. Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows. He also coaches a youth football league and high school football team.

Snoop has 17 Grammy nominations without a win. In March 2016, the night before WrestleMania 32 in Arlington, Texas, he was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, having made several appearances for the company, including as Master of Ceremonies during a match at WrestleMania XXIV. On November 19, 2018, Snoop Dogg was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He released his seventeenth solo album, I Wanna Thank Me in 2019.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tango Papa

Family (4)

Spouse Shante Broadus (12 June 1997 - present)  (3 children)
Children Julian Broadus
Cori Broadus
Corde Broadus
Cordell Broadus
Parents Beverly Tate
Vernell Varnado
Relatives Brandy Norwood (cousin)
Ray J (cousin)
Mercedes Varnado (cousin)
Reo Varnado (aunt or uncle)
Daz Dillinger (cousin)
RBX (cousin)
Bootsy Collins (aunt or uncle)
Sy'rai Iman Smith (cousin)
Melody Norwood (cousin)

Trade Mark (7)

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
Often refers to himself in the third person as "The Dogg" or "The Snoop"
Towering height and slender frame
South Los Angeles accent

Trivia (38)

Frequently works with Dr. Dre.
Won two 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.
Attended and 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 departed from the project.
Is a member of Rollin' 20 Crip
Often works with Pharrell Williams from The Neptunes.
Born on the same date as Australian pop singer Dannii Minogue.
Diehard fan of USC football, Pittsburgh Steelers and the band Metallica.
Attended 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 (born Magnolia, MS, 13 Dec 1949) by Beverly Tate (born 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. (born SC, 10 Dec 1948 and died Los Angeles Co., CA, 9 Nov 1985) adopted his stepson.
Ranked #7 on Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Kings" list with $17 million in earnings. [2007]
Has 4 children: sons, Corde Broadus (b. August 21, 1994) & Cordell Broadus (b. February 21, 1997) and daughter, Cori Broadus (b. June 22, 1999) with wife, Shante Broadus (née Taylor) and son, Julian Broadus (b. 1998) with ex-girlfriend, Laurie Holmond.
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 television series The Tudors (2007).
Has his own reality show, on E! Entertainment Television, called Snoop Dogg's Father Hood (2007). [December 2007]
First cousin of Brandy Norwood and Ray J. Cousin of Mercedes Varnado and Nate Dogg.
Has a grandson named Zion who was born January 9, 2015.
Fans of the Comedy Central Roasts were pleasantly surprised at Snoop's standout performances at several of the Roasts. In particular, they noted his excellent comedic timing, his ability to improvise, and writing almost all of his own jokes, as well as being able to take a joke and the the good-natured (albeit low-brow) ribbing at his expense from others on the dais.
WWE Hall of Famer.
His estimated net worth is $135 million.
Has played a police informant twice: Training Day (2001) and Starsky & Hutch (2004).
Confessed to Jimmy Kimmel that the only person ever to out-smoke him was Willie Nelson. Snoop had never before had to hit the time-out button up until his 'joint' venture with Willie. [April 2018]
Has a drive-in theater at his house where he once screened a private showing of Black Panther (2018) for his friends.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 19, 2018.
Was friends with Kobe Bryant.
Executives at his record label had to convince him and Pharrell to release "Beautiful" as the lead single (the artists saw it as too uncharacteristically different to be put out.). The label was right, it ended up being his biggest hit at the time.
Voted for the first time in 2020 at age 49.
Appointed wife Shante Broadus as his official business manager in 2021.
Is a fan of Celtic Football Club based in Scotland.

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.
[on Tupac Shakur] Sometimes, if you're lucky, someone comes into your life who will 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 would 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 will 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 television networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood television 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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