Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg 2012.jpg
Snoop Dogg performing at The Hoxton in Toronto, Canada in August 2012.
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 47)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupations
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • activist
  • actor
Years active1992–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitesnoopdogg.com

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg,[note 1] is an American rapper, singer, and actor.[3]

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.[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" 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.

Other websites[change | change source]