Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Broadus in July 2019
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

(1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 50)
Other names
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Snoop Lion
  • Bigg Snoop Dogg
  • DJ Snoopadelic
  • Snoopzilla
  • Niggarachi[1]
  • Nemo Hoes[2]
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • record producer
  • media personality
  • entrepreneur
Years active1992–present
OrganizationSnoop Youth Football League
Shante Taylor
(m. 1997; div. 2004)

(m. 2008)
RelativesBrandy Norwood (cousin)
Ray J (cousin)
Sasha Banks (cousin)[3]
Daz Dillinger (cousin)
Nate Dogg (cousin)
RBX (cousin)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
  • Create
  • Doggystyle
  • RCA Inspiration
  • E1
  • i am OTHER
  • Columbia
  • Stones Throw
  • RCA
  • Priority
  • Capitol
  • EMI
  • Star Trak
  • Geffen
  • No Limit
  • Interscope
  • Death Row
Associated acts

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg,[note 1] is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.[4]

Early life[change | change source]

The reason why he is called "Snoop Dogg" is because his mother named him after a character called "Snoopy", because Snoop Dogg was a fan of the Peanuts cartoon, which has the Snoopy character.

Musical career[change | change source]

2012–2013: Reincarnated[change | change source]

In 2012, Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica. He studied the Rastafari movement. He changed his name to Snoop Lion, after the Lion of Judah. This is a name from the tribe of Judah. It is sometimes used to describe Haile Selassie, who is worshipped by Rastafarians. His 2013 album, Reincarnated, is his first reggae music album.[5]

References[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Earlier in his career he frequently referenced himself as "Snoop Rock" and "Snoop Doggy Dogg". Other variants of names he has released music under include "Snoop", "Snoop Rock", "DJ Snoopadelic", "Snoopzilla", "Snoop Lion", and "Bigg Snoop Dogg".

Citations[change | change source]

  1. "The Rise of Niggarachi - XXL". XXL Mag.
  2. "GGN NEWS". wired.
  3. Chris Jericho. TIJ – EP168 – Sasha Banks
  4. "Biography" Archived 2017-06-19 at the Wayback Machine June 24, 2017.
  5. Michael Walsh (July 31, 2012). "Snoop Dogg evolves into Snoop Lion, claims he is Bob Marley reincarnated". New York Daily News website. Retrieved May 15, 2014.

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