Birth Name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Age: 41, born 20 October 1971
Born and residing in: United States
Height: 6' 3"
Ethnicity: Black / African descent
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Shante Taylor
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About: Cordozar Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Snoop is best known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and sentenced to three years in prison. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Cordozar Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. Snoop is best known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and sentenced to three years in prison. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover.
Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records. Doggystyle went quadruple platinum and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice." In 1996, Snoop Dogg was cleared of charges over his bodyguard's 1993 murder of Philip Woldemariam. His second album, 1996's Tha Doggfather, was his last release for Death Row before he signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded three albums from 1998 to 2001. Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, which released his album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss, and then he signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums.
In addition to music, Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows: Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood and Dogg After Dark. He also coaches a youth football league and high school football team. He has run into many legal troubles, some of which caused him to be legally banned from the UK and Australia, the UK ban was later reversed after a long legal battle. He is the cousin of emcees Nate Dogg, Daz Dillinger, RBX and Lil' ½ Dead and the cousin of R&B singers Brandy and Ray J. Starting September 2009, Snoop was hired by EMI as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records. His tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland was released December 8, 2009.
This is the discography of American rapper Snoop Dogg:
Doggystyle is the debut album from American West Coast hip hop rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, released November 23, 1993 on Death Row Records. The album was recorded soon following the release of Dr. Dre's landmark debut album The Chronic (1992), to which Snoop Dogg contributed significantly. His musical stylizations for the album share similarity to those featured on Doggystyle. Critics have praised Snoop Dogg for the lyrical "realism" he delivers on the album and for his distinctive vocal flow.
Tha Doggfather is Snoop Doggy Dogg's second studio album and follow up to his debut album Doggystyle, released by Death Row Records in 1996. The album was re-released July 11, 2005.
Although the album debuted at number one in the week of November 12, 1996 with over 478,971 copies sold, it failed to match the commercial success of Doggystyle due to the lack of involvement of Dr.Dre. It was released only one week after another Death Row release, the first posthumous album by slain Tupac Shakur, the The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which also debuted at number one.
Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told is the third studio album by Snoop Dogg, his first for No Limit Records. It is Snoop's first not to be produced by Death Row Records, as well as his first released after his nickname change from Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Da Game debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 Album charts selling over 519,000 copies, and stayed on top for the second week also by selling additional 246,000 units according to Soundscan thus was quickly certified double platinum later that year. The album featured mostly No Limit artists and was a departure from Snoop Dogg's first two albums which were strictly West Coast.
No Limit Top Dogg is Snoop Dogg's fourth studio album and his second on No Limit Records, and his first on his own label Doggystyle Records. It was released May 11, 1999 and features the hit single "Bitch Please" featuring Xzibit and Nate Dogg, produced by Dr. Dre. The album's 187,400 debut week sales made it jump to #2 on the Billboard album chart. Though it was Snoop Dogg's first album to not debut at #1, it sold 1,503,865 copies in 1999.
Tha Last Meal is the fifth studio album by rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on December 19, 2000. The album included the singles "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)" and "Wrong Idea" featuring Bad Azz. It sold 397,238 copies its first week and has sold over a million copies to date according to SoundScan.
Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ is the sixth studio album from rapper Snoop Dogg, released in 2002. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 1,300,000 copies worldwide.
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece is the seventh studio album by rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on November 16, 2004. The album features production by The Neptunes.
The album sold about 225,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number six on Billboard 200 chart. It has sold about 1,724,000 copies in the U.S. to date according to SoundScan.
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is the eighth studio album released by rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on November 21, 2006 on Geffen Records. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard charts.
Ego Trippin' is the ninth studio album by rapper Snoop Dogg. The album was released March 11, 2008, and featured production from QDT (Quik-Dogg-Teddy).
The album was originally set to feature no guests and showcase Snoop Dogg only, hence the title "Ego Trippin'". However, Snoop Dogg proved this concept untrue as he scheduled tracks with the likes of Charlie Wilson, among others. All of the photography was taken at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Snoop's high school.
Malice n Wonderland is the tenth studio album by rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on December 8, 2009.
The album consists of fourteen tracks and features production from Teddy Riley, Nottz, The Neptunes, The-Dream, and Terrace Martin. Guest features include R. Kelly, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, and Brandy.
According to Doggystyle Records president and Snoopadelic Films president Ted Chung, Snoop will be shooting a mini-movie to accompany the album (similar to his 1994 short film/soundtrack Murder Was the Case), portraying him as a "super gangster". Snoop Dogg hosted WWE Raw on October 19, 2009 to promote Malice n Wonderland. ... (more) (less)
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