Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg,[note 1] is an American rapper and actor. He became known as one of the popular gangsta rappers during the 1990s. Snoop Dogg has also appeared in a number of movies and television shows throughout his career.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
October 20, 1971
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Education||Long Beach Polytechnic High School|
|Organization||Youth Football League|
The reason why he is called "Snoop Dogg" is because his mother nicknamed him after a character called "Snoopy", because Snoop Dogg was a fan of the Peanuts cartoon, which has the Snoopy character. Snoop Dogg sang in his church choir and played piano as a child. He began rapping when he was in the sixth grade. As a young adult, he was involved in gang activity. He was arrested, convicted and put in prison for possession of illegal drugs.
At the beginning of his career, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg and first appeared on Dr. Dre's first solo album, The Chronic, released in 1992. Later in 1993, Snoop Dogg released his first album Doggystyle which became successful.
In 1996, his second album, Tha Doggfather, was released. Although the album met with positive acclaim, it was not as successful as his first album.
In 2004, his album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece was released which featured the single “Drop It Like It's Hot”. The single became Snoop Dogg's first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
He has also appeared in several television shows such as the sketch comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, and reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood.
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.
2018-2022: Bible of Love and Super Bowl LVIEdit
In 2018, Snoop Dogg released his first gospel album, Bible of Love. It features appearances from Patti LaBelle, Fred Hammond, Rance Allen, and more. He performed at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show on February 13, 2022 and released the album, BODR (Bacc on Death Row).
- Doggystyle (1993)
- Tha Doggfather (1996)
- Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)
- No Limit Top Dogg (1999)
- Tha Last Meal (2000)
- Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002)
- R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)
- Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)
- Ego Trippin' (2008)
- Malice n Wonderland (2009)
- Doggumentary (2011)
- Reincarnated (2013)
- Bush (2015)
- Coolaid (2016)
- Neva Left (2017)
- Bible of Love (2018)
- I Wanna Thank Me (2019)
- From tha Streets 2 tha Suites (2021)
- The Algorithm (2021)
- BODR (2022)
- Snoop Dogg presents Tha Eastsidaz with Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
- Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way with Tha Eastsidaz (2001)
- The Hard Way with 213 (2004)
- Mac & Devin Go to High School with Wiz Khalifa (2011)
- 7 Days of Funk with 7 Days of Funk (2013)
- Royal Fam with Tha Broadus Boyz (2013)
- Cuzznz with Daz Dillinger (2016)
|1994||Murder Was the Case: The Movie||Himself||Main role|
|1996||A Thin Line Between Love and Hate||Himself||Cameo|
|1998||Half Baked||Scavenger Smoker|
|1999||Urban Menace||Preacher Caleb||Main role|
|2000||The Wrecking Crew||Dra-Man||Main role|
|2000||Up in Smoke Tour||Himself||Concert film|
|2001||Bones||Jimmy Bones||Main role|
|2001||The Wash||Dee Loc||Main role|
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||Ronnie Rizzat||Voice role|
|2003||Bigg Snoop Dogg: Raw 'N Uncut Vol. 1||Himself||Main role|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Huggy Bear Brown|
|2004||Soul Plane||Captain Antoine Mack|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Lightning||Voice role|
|2005||The Tenants||Willie Spearmint||Main role|
|2005||Boss'n Up||Corde Christopher||Main role|
|2007||Arthur and the Invisibles||Max||Voice role|
|2008||Singh Is Kinng||Himself||Bollywood movie|
|2009||Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Himself||Voice role|
|2009||Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard||Max||Voice role|
|2011||The Big Bang||Puss|
|2012||We the Party||Big D|
|2012||Mac & Devin Go to High School||Mac Johnson||Main role|
|2013||Turbo||Smooth Move||Voice role|
|2013||Scary Movie 5||Ja'Marcus|
|2014||The Distortion of Sound||Himself|
|2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Himself|
|2015||The Culture High||Himself|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Himself|
|2018||Future World||Love Lord|
|2019||The Beach Bum||Lingerie|
|2019||Dolemite Is My Name||Roj|
|2019||The Addams Family||Cousin Itt||Voice role|
|2020||Unbelievable!!!!!||Major LeGrande Bushe|
|2020||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run||Himself|
|2021||The Addams Family 2||Cousin Itt||Voice role|
|1993–1994||The Word||Himself||2 episodes|
|1994||Martin||Himself||Episode: "No Love Lost"|
|1997||The Steve Harvey Show||Himself||Episode: "I Do, I Don't"|
|2001||King of the Hill||Alabaster Jones||Episode: "Ho Yeah!"|
|2001||Just Shoot Me||Himself||Episode: "Finch in the Dogg House"|
|2002–2003||Doggy Fizzle Televizzle||Himself||8 episodes|
|2003||Playmakers||Big E||Episode: "Tenth of a Second"|
|2003||Crank Yankers||Himself||Episode: "Snoop Dogg & Kevin Nealon"|
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Puppet Dangle/Himself||Episode 10|
|2004||Las Vegas||Himself||Episode: "Two of a Kind"|
|2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Calvin||Episode: "Big Brother"|
|2004||The L Word||Slim Daddy||Episodes: "Luck, Next Time" & "Liberally"|
|2004||2004 Spike Video Game Awards||Host/Himself||TV special|
|2006||Weeds||Himself||Episode: "MILF Money"|
|2007–2009||Snoop Dogg's Father Hood||Himself||2 seasons, 18 episodes|
|2007||Monk||Russel “Murderuss“ Kray||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Rapper"|
|2008, 2010, 2013||One Life to Live||Himself||3 episodes|
Wrote and produced theme song
|2009||Dogg After Dark||Himself||1 season, 7 episodes|
|2009; 2015||WWE Raw||Host/Himself||TV special|
|2010||The Boondocks||Macktastic||Episode: "Bitches to Rags"|
|2010||Big Time Rush||Himself||Episode: "Big Time Christmas"|
|2011||90210||Himself||Episode: "Blue Naomi"|
|2011||The Cleveland Show||Himself||Episode: "Back to Cool"|
|2014||Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta||Himself||Guest appearance|
|2014||Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood||Himself||Guest appearance|
|2015||Snoop & Son, a Dad's Dream||Himself||1 season, 5 episodes|
|2015||Sanjay and Craig||Street Dogg||Episode: "Street Dogg"|
|2015||Show Me the Money 4||Himself||Episode 4|
|2016–2017||Trailer Park Boys||Himself||5 episodes|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle||Himself||Episode: "Snoop Dogg vs Chris Paul"|
|2016–present||Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party||Himself||Co-host|
|2017||The Simpsons||Himself||Episode: "The Great Phatsby"|
|2017||Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta||Himself||Guest appearances|
|2017||The Joker's Wild||Himself||Host|
|2018||Coach Snoop||Himself||All 8 Episodes of Netflix documentary|
|2018||Sugar||Himself||Episode: "Snoop Dogg surprises a young father who is working to turn his life around."|
|2019||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||P.T. Banks||Episode: "Diss"|
|2019||American Dad!||Tommie Tokes||Episode: "Jeff and the Dank Ass Weed Factory"|
|2020||F Is for Family||Rev. Sugar Squires||Voice; episode: "R is For Rosie"|
|2020||Utopia Falls||The Archive||Series regular|
|2020||Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special||Himself||Television special|
|2021||The Voice||Himself||Knockout Mega Mentor|
|2021||Black Mafia Family||Pastor Swift||Upcoming series|
|2018||Redemption of a Dogg||Himself||Musical tour|
|2003||True Crime: Streets of LA||Himself||Playable character|
|2004||Def Jam: Fight for NY||Crow||Likeness|
|2012||Tekken Tag Tournament 2||Himself||Likeness|
|2013||Way of the Dogg||Himself||Likeness|
|2013||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Multiplayer Announcer (DLC)||Likeness|
|2015||Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff||Himself||Playable character|
|2019||Madden NFL 20||Himself||Playable character|
|2019||NHL 20||Himself||Occasional announcer|
|Biographical film portrayals|
|2009||Notorious||Anwan Glover||Biographical movie about the Notorious B.I.G.|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||Lakeith Stanfield||Biographical movie about N.W.A|
|2017||All Eyez on Me||Jarrett Ellis||Biographical movie about Tupac Shakur|
- 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".
- Chris Jericho (August 12, 2015). "TIJ – EP168 – Sasha Banks". Talk Is Jericho (Podcast). No. 168. Retrieved August 13, 2015 – via PodcastOne.
- "Biography" Archived 2017-06-19 at the Wayback Machine June 24, 2017.
- 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.
- Baker, Soren (September 28, 2013). "Snoop Dogg Releases Tha Broadus Boyz "Royal Fam" Album With His Sons". HipHopDX.com. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
- Khaaliq, Hakeem (July 22, 2003), Bigg Snoop Dogg: Raw 'N Uncut Vol. 1 (Documentary), Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Warren G, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Quazedelic, Radio Bums, retrieved September 28, 2020
- N'Duka, Amanda (October 26, 2016). "Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven & Jessica Szohr Star In Jamie Foxx's Directorial Debut Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
- Abrams, Natalie (April 12, 2013). "Snoop Lion Is Writing a New Theme Song for One Life to Live". TV Guide. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Snoop Dogg Like You've Never Seen Him Before — As a Cartoon!". ET Online. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
- "Snoop Dogg Joins: "Show Me the Money 4" as Special Guest Judge for Cypher Challenge". soompi.com. June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
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