Snoop Dogg

American rapper, singer, actor and record producer

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg,[note 1] is an American rapper, record producer and actor.[2]

Snoop Dogg
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Broadus in July 2019
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

(1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 49)
Other names
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Snoop Lion
  • Bigg Snoop Dogg
  • Dogg Father
  • Snoop Rock
  • DJ Snoopadelic
  • Snoopzilla
EducationLong Beach Polytechnic High School
  • Rapper
  • actor
  • record producer
Years active1991–present
OrganizationSnoop Youth Football League
Shante Taylor
(m. 1997; div. 2004)

(m. 2008)
RelativesBrandy Norwood (cousin)
Ray J (cousin)
Sasha Banks (cousin)[1]
Daz Dillinger (cousin)
Nate Dogg (cousin)
RBX (cousin)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

The reason why he is called "Snoop Dogg" is because his mother named him after a character called "Snoopy", because Snoop Dogg was a fan of the Peanuts cartoon, which has the Snoopy character.

Musical careerEdit

2012–2013: ReincarnatedEdit

In 2012, Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica. He studied the Rastafari movement. He changed his name to Snoop Lion, after the Lion of Judah. This is a name from the tribe of Judah. It is sometimes used to describe Haile Selassie, who is worshipped by Rastafarians. His 2013 album, Reincarnated, is his first reggae music album.[3]



  1. Earlier in his career he frequently referenced himself as "Snoop Rock" and "Snoop Doggy Dogg". Other variants of names he has released music under include "Snoop", "Snoop Rock", "DJ Snoopadelic", "Snoopzilla", "Snoop Lion", and "Bigg Snoop Dogg".


  1. Chris Jericho. TIJ – EP168 – Sasha Banks
  2. "Biography" Archived 2017-06-19 at the Wayback Machine June 24, 2017.
  3. Michael Walsh (July 31, 2012). "Snoop Dogg evolves into Snoop Lion, claims he is Bob Marley reincarnated". New York Daily News website. Retrieved May 15, 2014.

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