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Snoop Dogg

Rapper + Actor
Male
Born Oct 20, 1971
Age 44
Hometown Long Beach, Calif...
Religion Rastafarian
Height 6' 3½" (19...
Nationality American
High School Long Beach Polyte...
Other Names Broadus, Cordozar...

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg (formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg), is an American rapper, singer, record producer, and actor. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and spent six months in Wayside County Jail.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Snoop Dogg.

CHILDHOOD

1971 Birth Born on October 20, 1971.
1975 3 Years Old His mother and stepfather divorced in 1975.

TEENAGE

1989 17 Years Old At an early age, Broadus began singing in Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church and playing piano; when he was in sixth grade, he began rapping. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, graduating class of 1989. … Read More

TWENTIES

1992 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His music career began in 1992, when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A and as a result was prominently featured throughout Dr. Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic (1992). … Read More
Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. … Read More
1994 - 1995 2 More Events
After Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder charges on February 20, 1996, he and the mother of his son and their kennel of 20 pit bulls moved into a home in the hills of Claremont, California and by August 1996 Doggy Style Records, a subsidiary of Death Row Records, signed The Gap Band's Charlie Wilson as one of the record label's first artists.
1997 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said that after Tha Doggfather, Snoop Dogg began "moving away from his gangsta roots toward a calmer lyrical aesthetic": for instance, Snoop participated in the 1997 Lollapalooza concert tour, which featured mainly alternative rock music. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old Snoop signed with Master P's No Limit Records (distributed by Priority/EMI Records) in 1998 and debuted on the label with Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told that year.
1999 27 Years Old His other albums from No Limit were No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (selling over 1,503,865 copies) and Tha Last Meal in 2000 (selling over 1,000,000).
2001 29 Years Old In 2001, his autobiography, Tha Doggfather, was published.

THIRTIES

2002 30 Years Old In 2002, he released the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$, on Priority/Capitol/EMI, selling over 1,300,000 copies. … Read More
In 2004, Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment both of which are distributed through Interscope Records; Star Trak is headed by producer duo The Neptunes, which produced several tracks for Snoop's 2004 release R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. "Drop It Like It's Hot" (featuring Pharrell), the first single released from the album, was a hit and became Snoop Dogg's first single to reach number one. … Read More
Snoop Dogg's appeared on two tracks from Ice Cube's 2006 album Laugh Now, Cry Later, including the single "Go to Church", and on several tracks on Tha Dogg Pound's Cali Iz Active the same year.
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2007, Snoop Dogg made history by becoming the first artist to release a track as a ringtone prior to its release as a single, which was "It's the D.O.G.".

FORTIES

On February 4, 2012, Snoop Dogg announced a documentary, Reincarnated, alongside his new upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated. … Read More
In January 2013, he received criticism from members of the Rastafarian community in Jamaica, including reggae artist Bunny Wailer, for an alleged failure to meet his commitments to the culture. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old In August 2014, a clip surfaced online featuring a sneak preview of a new song Snoop had recorded for Pharrell, which is intended for release on his new album.
…  His thirteenth solo studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015. … Read More
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