Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and media personality. He emerged onto the music scene in the early 1990s and became one of the most well-known and influential figures in hip-hop culture.

Born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dogg first gained major attention in 1992 when he was featured on Dr. Dre’s debut solo single, “Deep Cover,” and later on Dre’s album “The Chronic.” These collaborations helped establish his unique style and laid-back delivery, which became his trademark.

Young Snoop: The rapper in Chicago in early 1993

In 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut album, “Doggystyle,” which quickly became a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album’s lead single, “What’s My Name?,” and the hit single “Gin and Juice” helped solidify Snoop Dogg’s position as a prominent rapper in the industry.

Throughout his career, Snoop Dogg has released numerous successful albums and hit singles. Some of his most well-known songs include “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Beautiful,” “Signs,” and “Young, Wild & Free.” He has collaborated with many renowned artists across various genres, including Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Wiz Khalifa.

Dr. Dre (right) with Snoop Dogg, who played a starring role in Dre’s The Chronic. Here they pose after a 1993 performance in Chicago.

Apart from his music career, Snoop Dogg has ventured into acting and appeared in several films and television shows. He has also made guest appearances on various reality TV shows and hosted his own cooking show called “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” alongside Martha Stewart.

Snoop Dogg is known for his laid-back demeanor, unique voice, and his affinity for cannabis culture. He has been a prominent advocate for the legalization of marijuana and has launched his own line of cannabis-related products.


Over the years, Snoop Dogg’s influence and impact on the music industry and popular culture have been widely recognized. He has received multiple awards, including Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and BET Awards. His contributions to hip-hop have solidified his status as a cultural icon.

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