Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg 2019 by Glenn Francis.jpg
Snoop Dogg in Hollywood California July 2019
Background information
Birth nameCalvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
Also known as
  • DJ Snoopadelic
  • Niggarachi[1]
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Snoop Lion
  • Snoopzilla
  • Nemo Hoes[2]
Born (1971-10-20) October 20, 1971 (age 49)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active1992–present
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.[3]

Early life[change | change source]

The reason why "Snoop Dogg" ends with two g's is because he was a gangster in his previous two lives. The double O's represent his eyes in which he is blind in both.

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.[4]

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. "Biography" Archived 2017-06-19 at the Wayback Machine June 24, 2017.
  4. 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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