Snoop Dogg

American rapper

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

Snoop Dogg
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Broadus in July 2019
Born
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

(1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 50)
Other names
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Snoop Lion
  • Bigg Snoop Dogg
  • Dogg Father
  • Snoop Rock
  • DJ Snoopadelic
  • Snoopzilla
  • FaZe Snoop
EducationLong Beach Polytechnic High School
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • media personality
  • singer
  • record producer
Years active1991–present
OrganizationYouth Football League
Spouse(s)
  • Shante Taylor
    (m. 1997; div. 2004)
  • (m. 2008)
Children4
Relatives
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Websitesnoopdogg.com

Early lifeEdit

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.

Musical careerEdit

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.

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]

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).

DiscographyEdit

 
Logo used from 2004 until 2009
 
Logo used since 2009


Studio albums

Collaboration albums

FilmographyEdit

Films
Year Title Role Notes
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
1998 Ride Mente
1999 Urban Menace Preacher Caleb Main role
1999 Whiteboyz Himself Cameo
1999 Hot Boyz C-Dawg
2000 The Wrecking Crew Dra-Man Main role
2000 Up in Smoke Tour Himself Concert film
2001 Training Day Blue
2001 Baby Boy Rodney
2001 Bones Jimmy Bones Main role
2001 The Wash Dee Loc Main role
2003 Old School Himself Cameo
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Ronnie Rizzat Voice role
2003 Bigg Snoop Dogg: Raw 'N Uncut Vol. 1[5] 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 Falling Up Raul
2009 Brüno Himself
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 Reincarnated Himself Documentary
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
2017 Grow House Himself
2018 Future World Love Lord
2019 The Beach Bum Lingerie
2019 Trouble Snoop Voice role
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 All-Star Weekend Himself Post-production[6]
2021 The Addams Family 2 Cousin Itt Voice role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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[7]
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[8] Street Dogg Episode: "Street Dogg"
2015 Show Me the Money 4[9] 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
Stage play
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Redemption of a Dogg Himself Musical tour
Video games
Year Title Voice role Notes
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
Year Title Portrayed by Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  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".

CitationsEdit

  1. Chris Jericho (August 12, 2015). "TIJ – EP168 – Sasha Banks". Talk Is Jericho (Podcast). No. 168. Retrieved August 13, 2015 – via PodcastOne.
  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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Abrams, Natalie (April 12, 2013). "Snoop Lion Is Writing a New Theme Song for One Life to Live". TV Guide. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  8. "EXCLUSIVE: Snoop Dogg Like You've Never Seen Him Before — As a Cartoon!". ET Online. April 30, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  9. "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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