Snoop Dogg

Rapper, actor Snoop Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor, well known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and Snoop Lion. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on Dre's solo debut The Chronic, and on the theme song to the film Deep Cover.
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Snoop Dogg Teams Up With Jack In The Box For $4.20 Stoner Combo
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Sadly, the munchie meal will only be available in California for a short time.
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Snoop Dogg Takes On A New Role: Game Show Host
NPR - 4 months
Snoop Dogg now has two high profile TV projects: Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party and the reboot of the game show The Joker's Wild. The infamous rapper has become an Emmy-nominated TV host.
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Snoop Dogg Rips Trump In 'Make America Crip Again'
Huffington Post - 4 months
"MACA" bashes the president over the NFL anthem controversy.
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Snoop Dogg to revisit a classic at Hard Summer
LATimes - 7 months
In this recent wave of ’90s hip-hop nostalgia — major new films on N.W.A, Tupac Shakur and Bad Boy Records were all released in the last year or two — one core MC never quite got in on the rush. That’s because Snoop Dogg had never gone away. Snoop, the de facto voice of SoCal party music for 25...
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The Pollyseeds' 'Intentions' Oozes Style
NPR - 7 months
This just looks like the coolest party ever. Terrace Martin — known for his work with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar — and his new band that culls from G-Funk, jazz and R&B set the scene. (Image credit: YouTube)
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Diddy Can't Stop, Won't Stop Shading Kendall And Kylie Jenner
Huffington Post - 8 months
Sean “Diddy” Combs is too pure for this world and we must protect him at all costs.  The rapper and business mogul premiered his new documentary “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” which traces the legacy of his Bad Boy Records label, in Los Angeles Thursday night. The event boasted an impressive celebrity guest list, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and, yes, Kendall Jenner. Diddy shared a slew of photos from the night, but one in particular caught the internet’s attention, a short video of him posing with the 21-year-old supermodel.  “Last night @kyliejenner #cantstopwontstop #aboutlastnight,” he wrote in the caption, accidentally tagging Jenner’s sister, Kylie Jenner, instead of her.  "kylie jenner" shdbebkshdbdbf pic.twitter.com/JlME2KaeSm — deaux (@dstfelix) June 22, 2017 He quickly corrected his mistake and apologized for the mixup in the comments after the internet was done thoroughly high-fiving and roasting him.  “I’m human people. I make mist...
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White Knights, Tin Foil Hats And Beyond: A Conversation With Todd Rundgren, Plus Chats With Kevin Eubanks And Christian Sands
Huffington Post - 8 months
A Conversation with Todd Rundgren Mike Ragogna: Todd, many are saying your new release White Knight is a return to the musical approach of your early albums though I feel it incorporates all Rundgren eras. What was the creative mission for White Knight and do you feel it has a nod to your earlier works? Todd Rundgren: My first priority was to get out of my recent bubble and take advantage of the possibilities of remote collaboration. I didn’t have any style or genre in mind when I started the project, but let the results of the process define the tone of the record. At the same time, I was aware that I didn’t want to under-react to listener expectations, nor overreact if I thought something might be redolent of an earlier “phase.” MR: To me, one of yours and Donald Fagen’s great works is “Tin Foil Hat,” whose lyrics pretty much capture the sentiment of more than half of America. Plus your knockout blow of its video pretty much leaves no question as to how you and Donald—Fag...
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The fragrant scents on set with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are, um, varied, to be sure
LATimes - 8 months
On a recent Wednesday morning at the CBS Studio Center lot, a sweet, unmistakable scent fills the air. It seems to be coming from the vicinity of Soundstage 10, where lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Dogg are shooting the second season of their VH1 cooking show, “Martha & Snoop’s...
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Snoop Dogg Narrates That Tense Baby Iguana Chase From 'Planet Earth'
Huffington Post - 9 months
Snoop Dogg has returned to give “Planet Earth” another dope twist. On Monday’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Plizzanet Earth,” the rap star took on one of the BBC nature documentary’s most iconic sequences ― of when racer snakes chased a hatchling iguana. “They plotting right now,” Snoops says of the snakes. “Oh, get out of there man. Go!” he adds when the serpents attack. Check out how his commentary continue in the full segment above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58456354e4b0c68e0481b6b9,58297b0de4b0c4b63b0d468b,57949bcce4b0d3568f838dea -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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This He-Man And DMX Mashup Is Gon’ Make You Lose Your Mind
Huffington Post - 9 months
He-Man is “up in here” for this glorious mashup. The ’80s cartoon favorite appears to rap along to DMX’s club anthem “Party Up” in Adam Schleichkorn’s new parody video posted online Monday. “I loved this show when I was a kid, and that DMX album was a certified 90s classic,” he wrote on his YouTube channel isthishowyougoviral. “So like any ‘normal’ person, I spent many hours of my life mashing the two together,” added Schleichkorn, who’s previously spliced and diced songs by Snoop Dogg, Coolio and Notorious B.I.G. with animated characters ― all for our entertainment. Check out the He-Man clip above, and see how it compares to DMX’s original music video below: type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5716519de4b06f35cb70ab68,571509eee4b0018f9cba8efb,588afe9ae4b0230ce61b30d5 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for pe...
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My Mom Loves Snoop Dogg, And Other Testaments To A Quarter-Century Of Relevance
NPR - 9 months
With the release of Neva Left on Friday, the elder statesman of rap isn't making a comeback as much as he's maintaining his streak of consistency. (Image credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
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Snoop Dogg wants to create music festival in dad's hometown
ABC News - 10 months
Rapper Snoop Dogg says he wants to create a two-day music festival in his father's hometown so he can perform in Mississippi
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Martha Stewart Lets The World Know Exactly How She Feels About Trump
Huffington Post - 10 months
Martha Stewart is letting her fingers do the talking.  Posing between Andres Serrano’s portraits of President Donald Trump and rapper Snoop Dogg at the Frieze Art Fair in New York on Saturday, Stewart had a gesture for each of them:  Via @enews Martha Stewart Gets in Between Donald Trump and Snoop Dogg at Frieze Art Fair https://t.co/JLrMiRMzrw pic.twitter.com/UlDZE9DJLF — Frieze Fairs (@FriezeArtFair) May 8, 2017 The photo was snapped by artist and embroiderer Newlin Tillotson, who said on Instagram that she was taking a pic of the two images when Stewart stepped into the shot.  The image was later removed, but reposted on Twitter on the Frieze Fairs account. Another image released on Stewart’s official Instagram was decidedly more neutral:  A propos this week Taping twenty more episodes with @snoopdogg for @vh1 Watch the awards Sunday night !!! We are presenting! Photo @seenbysharkey I am at @frieze the giant art fair on Randall's ...
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Snoop Dogg: Patron saint of 4/20
CNN - 10 months
Snoop Dogg isn't the only celeb to be open about his love of weed, but he's definitely the OG.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    On June 13, 2016, Snoop Dogg announced the release date for his upcoming album Coolaid which would be released on July 1, 2016, which was released on that date.
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    He endorsed then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in May 2016 saying "I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought,"... "And just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I’d love to see that.
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    In March 2016, the night before WrestleMania 32 in Arlington, Texas, Snoop was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame having made several appearances for the company, including as Master of Ceremonies during a match at Wrestlemania XXIV.
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  • 2015
    Age 43
    In November 2015, he starred in an Old Navy TV commercial together with Kumail Nanjiani and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
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    On August 14, 2015, UCLA announced that Cordell had left the UCLA football team, "deciding to pursue other passions in his life."
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    Snoop Dogg, after performing for a concert in Uppsala, Sweden on July 25, 2015, was pulled over and detained by Swedish police for allegedly using illegal drugs, violating a Swedish law enacted in 1988, which criminalized the recreational use of such substances - therefore even being under the influence of any illegal/controlled substance a crime in itself even without possession.
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    Snoop's Pharrell Williams-produced album BUSH was released on May 12, 2015, with the first single "Peaches N Cream" having been released on March 10, 2015.
    His thirteenth solo studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015.
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    In November 2015, Broadus announced his new brand of cannabis products Leafs By Snoop.
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    In October 2015, Broadus launched his new digital media business Merry Jane that focuses on news about marijuana. "Merry Jane is cannabis 2.," he said in a promotional video for the media source. "A crossroads of pot culture, business, politics, health."
    In April 2015, Broadus became a minority investor in his first investment venture Eaze, a California-based weed delivery startup that promises to deliver medical marijuana to persons doorstep in less than 10 minutes.
    In his keynote address at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival, he blamed Los Angeles' explosion of gang violence in the 1980s on the economic policies of Ronald Reagan, and insinuated that his administration shipped guns and drugs into the area.
  • 2014
    Age 42
    In August 2014, a clip surfaced online featuring a sneak preview of a new song Snoop had recorded for Pharrell, which was released on his new album.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    Snoop formed a funk duo with musician Dâm-Funk called 7 Days of Funk and released their eponymous debut album on December 10, 2013.
    On October 28, 2013, Snoop Dogg release another mixtape entitled That's My Work 2 hosted by DJ Drama.
    In September 2013 Snoop released a collaboration album with his sons as Tha Broadus Boyz titled Royal Fam.
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, Snoop Dogg endorsed Congressman Ron Paul for the 2012 Republican presidential primary, although he later said he would vote for Barack Obama in the general election, and through Instagram he gave ten reasons to vote for Obama (including "He a black nigga", "He's BFFs with Jay-Z", and "Michelle got a fat ass"), and ten reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney (including "He a white nigga", "That muthafucka's name is Mitt", and "He a ho").
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    Also in December 2012, Snoop Dogg released a That's My Work a collaboration rap mixtape with Tha Dogg Pound.
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    In December 2012, Snoop released his second single from Reincarnated, "Here Comes the King".
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    Snoop recorded an original song for the 2012 fighting game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, titled "Knocc 'Em Down"; and makes a special appearance as a non-playable character in "The Snoop Dogg Stage" arena.
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    On July 31, 2012, Snoop introduced a new stage name, Snoop Lion.
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    On July 20, 2012, Snoop Dogg released a new reggae single, "La La La" under the pseudonym Snoop Lion.
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    On February 4, 2012, Snoop Dogg announced a documentary, Reincarnated, alongside his new upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    Snoop also collaborated with American comedy troupe The Lonely Island in their song "Turtleneck & Chain", in their 2011 album Turtleneck & Chain.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    Snoop collaborated with Katy Perry on "California Gurls", the first single from her album Teenage Dream, which was released on May 11, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    Snoop was appointed an executive position at Priority Records. His tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland, was released on December 8, 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    On July 7, 2007, Snoop Dogg performed at the Live Earth concert, Hamburg.
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    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.".
  • 2006
    Age 34
    Snoop's 2006 album, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, debuted on the Billboard 200 at No.5 and has sold over 850,000 copies.
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    Also, his latest song, "Real Talk", was leaked over the Internet in the summer of 2006 and a video was later released on the Internet. "Real Talk" was a dedication to former Crips leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams and a diss to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governor of California.
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    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.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    On May 21, 2004, he filed for divorce from Taylor, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008.
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    Snoop Dogg joined Warren G and Nate Dogg to form the group 213 and released album The Hard Way in 2004.
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    In 2004, Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment both of which were 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.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    In 2002, he released the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$, on Priority/Capitol/EMI, selling over 1,300,000 copies.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    In 2001, his autobiography, Tha Doggfather, was published.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    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 2,000,000).
  • 1998
    Age 26
    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.
  • 1997
    Age 25
    Snoop married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997.
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    Dr. Dre had left Death Row earlier in 1996 because of a contract dispute, so Snoop Dogg co-produced Tha Doggfather with Daz Dillinger and DJ Pooh.
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    However, by the time Snoop Dogg's second album, Tha Doggfather, was released in November 1996, the price of living (or sometimes just imitating) the gangsta life had become very evident.
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    He collaborated with fellow rap artist Tupac Shakur in the 1996 single 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.
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    After Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder charges on February 20, 1996, he and the mother of his son and their kennel of twenty 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.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    On July 6, 1995, Doggy Style Records, Inc., a record label founded by Snoop Dogg, was registered with the California Secretary of State as business entity number C1923139.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    A short film about Snoop Dogg's murder trial called Murder Was The Case, was released in 1994, along with an accompanying soundtrack.
  • 1993
    Age 21
    While recording Doggystyle in August 1993, Snoop Dogg was arrested in connection with the death of Phillip Woldermariam, a member of a rival gang who was shot and killed by Snoop's bodyguard, McKinley Lee; Snoop was charged with murder along with Lee as he was driving the vehicle from which the shooting had commenced.
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    In fact, the artist's favorite track on his 1993 album was a gospel-inspired tribute to his mother called Gangsta Life. "It's about how my mama raised me and my brothers on her own and how we got caught up on the streets In the song I give my mama her respect and yet I try to show just what the wages are for kids not paying attention.
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    As a teenager, Snoop Dogg frequently ran into trouble with the law. He was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang in the Eastside of Long Beach, although he stated in 1993 that he never joined a gang.
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    Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
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  • 1992
    Age 20
    When he began recording, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dr. Dre began working with Snoop Dogg, first on the theme song of the 1992 film Deep Cover, and then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic with the other members of his former starting group, Tha Dogg Pound.
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    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).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 3
    His mother and stepfather divorced in 1975.
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  • 1971
    Born
    Born on October 20, 1971.
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