Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr, better known by his stage name as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper out of California. Born October 20th, 1971, Snoop Dogg began studying music at a very young age. He started with the piano a church, and eventually, his passion for music turned to rapping. Despite a youth full of trouble with the law, Snoop Dogg would show his parents that he was more than just a delinquent. After spending three years and prison, and having been put in jail multiple times on and off, he decided it was time to clean up his act. From that day forward, Snoop Dogg would show the world that he was a rapper to recognize and think of as more than just a person from prison.
How Did Snoop Dogg Get Famous?
Snoop Dogg’s love for music started at a very young age. He was taking piano lessons and participating as a member of the church choir all throughout his youth. After a lot of drug related charges, Snoop Dogg decided to form a rap group with his cousins. The group recorded a bunch of homemade tapes under the name, 213. One of his sections on one of the songs in one of these recordings somehow made it to huge record producer Doctor Dre who then invited him to a live audition. This audition no doubt changed his life as he would be accepted by Dre and be taught the proper structure to rap and how to write verses that will hook people into what you are saying.
Realizing he didn’t have a stage name, he adopted the name Snoop Dogg after his child hood nickname. In 1992, Snoop Doggy Dogg was born and he began working with Dre for the theme song of the movie Deep Cover. The song went over quite well and Snoop was invited by Dre to work on a song on Dre’s upcoming album, The Chronic. Snoop agreed and got a ton of exposure from fans all over the world.
After all of this exposure, Snoop decided to release his first album, Doggystyle. This album went on to be one of the best selling rap records during this time. He released a number of solos including Who Am I, and Gin and Juice, which went on to be number one. Due to his sudden popularity, Snoop was the main focus in the “Gangsta Rap” genre and sparked a lot of controversy.
Initially, a lot of people wanted to censor Snoop, stating that he encourage violence and was misogynistic. Snoop challenged these claims and said that he was on the softer side of rap and decided show the world he didn’t need to be crude to produce a best selling album. That was when the track Gangsta Life was made and he said that track was dedicated to his mom and how she raised him and his brothers to respect everyone. This track was the artists favorite because he got to make a song about his mother and all of the ways she has inspired him.
Snoop’s life would only get harder from here on out. In 1994, he was facing a murder trial which would go on for two years. Snoop asserted he was innocent and while he was waiting for the decision, decided to start his own record company, Doggy Style Records Inc. Eventually, he would be acquitted of the charges and start focusing more on his record company.
Snoop continued to produce record breaking albums and tour all around the world. He has had many hit songs such as Drop it Like It’s Hot, and Young, Wild and Free.
Outside of Rap
Outside of Rap, Snoop Dogg had many different ventures including acting and sports. Believe it or not, Snoop has had many successful starring roles such as his role in The Wash and a horror film, Bones. He has also starred in several hit films such as Half Baked, Starsky and Hutch, and Bruno. He has even had three different television shows which were called, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Dogg After Dark, and Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood. All three of his shows went decently, but were never a long term thing for him.
Snoop showed everyone that he was more than just a rapper. He produced a pornographic film which was more of a mash up between hip hop and porn. He went on to produce a few television shows while still going out and performing all across the world.
Snoop Dogg Snapchat Username – SnoopDogg213
Note that this is the only official snapchat of Snoop as he has tweeted out saying multiple times that people have tried impersonating him for personal gain. His snapchat is awesome as you’ll get to see a lot of behind the scenes things that you wouldn’t normally see. He snaps regularly with a lot of funny posts that a lot of his fans will relate to, so if you aren’t following him already, definitely check him out as soon as you can!
Snoop Dogg Other Social Media Accounts
With a following of more than 15 million people, Snoop has a huge social media presence. Note that these are all of his official social media pages and any other pages that you find might not be him. Always check here to make sure you are on his official pages. If you are looking for the most recent information on Snoop, I definitely recommend checking out his official website and his twitter. He updates these most recently and you’ll be able to find out his tour dates as soon as he releases them.
Website – You can find Snoop’s official website at – http://snoopdogg.com/
Instagram – You can find the official Instagram of Snoop at – https://www.instagram.com/snoopdogg
Twitter – You can find the official Twitter of Snoop at – https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg
Facebook – You can find the official Facebook of Snoop at – https://www.facebook.com/snoopdogg/