Snoop Dogg (Born as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr) was born October 20, 1972 in Long Beach, California. At the age of 8, his mother nick named him 'snoopy' (Snoopy and Peanuts) because his eyes appeared the same as the lovable TV character. Snoop is known best as a MC of West Coast Hip Hop, starting the genre of music G FUNK
with Dr. Dre.
Snoop took the name "Snoop Doggy Dogg" when he began recording, but changed it to Snoop Dogg in 1996 when he left his original label Death Row Records
and signed with No Limit Records
. Afterwards, many of Snoops cousins became succesful rappers (and collaboraters of Aftermath Records
). These names included RBX, Nate Dogg and Daz Dillinger.
As a rapper, snoop happens to be known for his laid back aproach to rapping, often slurring the words over the mic, keeping it rhyming and REAL!
Snoop Dogg is also known for his Marijuana use (what he refers to as "Smokin that real shit" or "Touchin that real STICKY ICKY ICKY!!", his mysonigyst lyrics and complicity in a 1993 fatal shooting.
People often mistake Snoop Dogg for inventing the famous 'language' and now lyrics, involving the addition of IZZLE to words. This was actually created by Frankie Smith
and The Gap Band
Snoop Dogg often mentions the letters LBC in his lyrics, these mean "Long Beach California".
Snoop enjoys calm lyrics of Frank Sinatra and refers to him as the 'original gangsta'
This gangsta has affiliations with the 'Rollin 20's Crips gang. As does Nate Dogg.
Calvin supports sports teams including, the LA Lakers, Pittsburgh Steelers and USC Trojans.
According to a study performed in Massachusettes Institute of Technology, they have evaluated him as the best 'connected' rapper in the world. This titles him as the BO$$.
- Drop It Like Its Hott . Ft Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes, N.E.R.D, Notorious B.I.G)
- Doggy Dogg World . Ft The Dramatics and Tha Dogg Pound
- Gin and Juice . Ft Daz Dillinger
- We Just Wanna Party With you . Ft Jermaine Dupri
- Tha Doggfather
- Nuthin But A G Thang . Performed with Dr Dre
- From the Church to da Palace . Ft Pharrell Williams
- Lets Get Blown
- Signs . Ft Justin Timberlake
- Ups and Downs . Ft The Bee Gees
- I got The hookup (1998)
- Half Baked (1998)
- Hot Boyz (1999)
- The Eastsidaz (1999)
- Crime Partners (2000)
- Baby Boy (2001)
- Training Day (2001)
- Bones (2001)
- The Wash (2001)
- Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
- Old School (2003)
- Starsky n Hutch (2004)
- Soul Plane (2004)
- Bossin' Up (2005)
- The Tenants (2006)
Snoop Dogg has been nominated for 8 Grammy Awards, as not yet rewarded for his efforts.
ENDORSMENTS AND PRODUCTS
"Snoop Doggs" - foot-long hot dogs manufactured in Massachusetts.
"Snoop Dogg Board Company (SDBC)." - Skateboards and Luggage fabrication company (with Pentagon Distribution)
"Snoop Youth Football league" and "Snooperbowl"
"Chronic Candy" - candy that tastes like marijuana (from Switzerland and is currently banned in some cities of US)
"Dogg Dayz" - fiction book (ISBN 074327363X · Published by Atria)
"Doggy Biscuitz" - shoe brand (in partnership with Pony International)
"Snoop Dogg Clothing" - streetwear
In Conclusion, Snoop Dogg is the ONLY Gangsta and remains a part in fighting the crimes of Bad Lyrics n Rhymes...