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Snoop Dogg (born October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California as Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.) is an American rapper, reggae musician and actor. In his early days he called himself Snoop Doggy Dogg. The name Snoop was the nickname given to him was his mother because of his fondness for the comic series The Peanuts. In 2012 he announced now to make reggae instead Rap and calling himself Snoop Lion. A year later he published a radio-album under the pseudonym Snoopzilla.


Childhood and youth

In a poor neighborhood of Long Beach grew up, he began to rap. Whereas the situation in his area, he was a member of the Crips Gang-Rollin ’20’s Crips. He is still a member of the transition. he was arrested the first time shortly after the end of primary school, because he acted with cocaine. In the following years, he was arrested several times and spent some time in prison. In the early 1990s he decided to change his life and to become active in the music business.

Beginning of the musical career

Before he was discovered by Dr. Dre in the early 1990s, he already took his cousin Nate Dogg and Dre’s half brother Warren G songs under his name 213th 213 is the telephone area code of Long Beach. Warren G was also the Dr. Dre, who was successful already with the group N.w.a, a tape with original songs was lying on the desk, so finally the contact with Snoop came. 213 broke up, as Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg were taken by Dr. Dre at Death Row Records and Warren G at Def Jam contract.

1992 – 1997: Death Row Records

In 1992, Snoop was on the album “The Chronic” by Dr. Dre with some guest contributions. The album significantly shaped the music genre of the G-Funk. In 1993, Snoop released his debut album Doggystyle. The album sold in the US alone over four million copies. At this time he befriended with Tupac Shakur.

During the recording of Doggystyle with Dr. Dre in August 1993 Snoop Dogg was in connection with the shooting of Phillip Woldermarian, a member of a rival gang, arrested. Snoop was charged with having performed with his bodyguard McKinley Lee a so-called drive-by shooting. While Snoop drove, shot and killed his bodyguard Woldermarian. In court Snoop Dogg claimed to have acted in self-defense because the man was a stalker. In his defense, he hired the lawyer Johnnie Cochran, who later including Michael Jackson, O. J. Simpson and Tupac Shakur defended Snoop and his bodyguard were acquitted because the court recognized the self-defense situation. The process dragged on for three years and affected Snoop Dogg’s work on a new album, which finally in 1996 was titled Tha Dogg Father.

Snoop Dogg was founded to teenage years the group “Dogg Pound Gangsta Clicc” (D.P.G.C.). To D.P.G.C. include some well-known West Coast artists such as Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and Nate Dogg, and RBX, Lady Of Rage, Bad Azz (another cousin of Snoop) and Soopafly. Snoops Cousin Daz Dillinger published in 1995 with his partner Kurupt album Dogg Food under the name Tha Dogg Pound.

1998 – 2001: No Limit Records

Then came for Snoop Doggy Dogg a break in the career: He separated from Dr. Dre (who now founded his own label “Aftermath”), emphasized the “Doggy” from its name because the rights to its previous name for Death Row Records were, and signed a contract with the rap mogul from New Orleans Master P on his label “No limit Records”. Here he released three albums. Was released in 1998 with Da Game Is to Be Sold a more commercial rap album with several guest appearances of the No Limit label. The album debuted at # 1 on the charts and was (as far every album by Snoop Dogg) platinum.

Nine months later appeared with No Limit Top Dogg released his second album with No Limit. With guests like Warren G, Suga Free, Mouse Mountain, Goldie Loc and Nate Dogg and productions of West Coast veteran DJ Quik, Dr. Dre and Meech Wells, the album was a commercial success again. By O. G. Tray Deee and his colleagues Goldie Loc Snoop Dogg then published in 2000 and 2001 as “Tha Eastsidaz” two albums: First Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz and then Duce n TRAYz: The Oldfashioned Way. could live on the G-Funk these albums by productions of Battlecat and Soopafly. In addition, seven years appeared after The Chronic Dr. Dre’s second solo album in 2001 on the Snoop Dogg was represented four times, including the hit singles Still D.R.E. and The Next Episode feat. Nate Dogg.

In 2000 published Snoop his third and final album for No Limit Records. Tha Last Meal was stylistically now almost nothing to do with No Limit. Performances by artists like Kokane, Suga Free, Tha Eastsidaz, Bad Azz & Lil 1/2 Dead illustrate this. The former, can be heard on this album just as a singer and represented on a number of tracks. Even Dr. Dre contributed again in some productions.

Was published in 2001 Snoop Dogg’s autobiography Tha Dogg Father.

2002 – 2005: Cooperation with The Neptunes

This year, Snoop Dogg suffered some setbacks musical: Tha Dogg Pound broke up because Kurupt returned to Suge Knights record label Death Row. Also Snoops female rap group “Doggy’s Angels” brought him a difficult position. Another album “Tha Eastsidaz” it would no longer exist, since Tray Deee (in prison, sentenced to 2012) accused Snoop to have not paid him royalties of albums sold.

The end of 2002 he succeeded with Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo $$ on his label Doggystyle Records and Priority Records (EMI) the comeback. The of “The Neptunes” produced single Beautiful made it to number 7 in the charts. In the two years after he published together with DJ Sycamore and Soopafly ten Street mixtapes titled Welcome 2 tha Chuuch. At this point of his career Snoop Dogg had his gangster image stored and established in its place a “pimp” image.

After twelve years as a commercially successful rapper succeeded Snoop in August 2004, to fulfill his childhood dream: Together with his friends Nate Dogg and Warren G, who could now won also worldwide success, one as 213 publications on TVT Records album The Hard Way , Although it debuted at # 4 on the charts, but did not last long in the charts.

Four months later, then followed Snoop’s seventh solo album R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece via Doggystyle / Star Trak / Geffen. Star Trak is the record label of producers The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo), and the success of the single Beautiful the last album seemed to have moved Snoop to continue working with them. The Single Drop It Like It’s Hot feat. Pharrell Williams managed five weeks at number 1 on the charts. However, this album turned most old fans of Snoop poor: too many guests from the pop music and the lack of a hint of the West Coast sounds gave rise to criticism.

Daz Dillinger and Kurupt buried in 2005 their quarrel and went along with Snoop Dogg, The Game and Soopafly on US tour. The founder of the Crips Gear, Stanley “Tookie” Williams was not pardoned after 25 years in prison despite clemency from his lawyers and finally executed on 13 December 2005 by lethal injection. Snoop Dogg, who organized together with Jamie Foxx demonstrations against an execution, published on the same day via Doggystyle Records the label sampler Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch: Tha Album. The Single Real Soon feat. Daz, Kurupt & Nate Dogg was not only the first common song of D.P.G.C. for a long time, but at the same time a song for Tookie Williams.

2006: problems at airports

On 27 April 2006 Snoop Dogg was arrested at London’s Heathrow airport after he was not allowed to the rapper and his 30-strong entourage in the first-class lounge of British Airways and this had rioted then. At the hearing in May Snoop Dogg entry to England should be banned for life. The travel ban was lifted in 2008 again.

On 29 October 2006 he was posted on Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (Los Angeles County) encountered in a random check for a parking offense with a weapon and marijuana and arrested again, but then released on $ 35,000 bail.

2006 – 2012: Dogg Pound Reunion

In June 2006, the Dogg Pound reunion album Cali Iz Active appeared with West Coast producers like Battlecat and Soopafly, but also with Swizz Beatz or David Banner and features among others Lady Of Rage, RBX, David Banner and P. Diddy. Sales were moderate.

Snoop Dogg founded two new groups of West Coast rappers. Firstly, “The Warzone”, consisting of Goldie Loc, MC Eiht and Kam. Secondly, the “Western Union” with Soopafly, Damani and Bad Lucc. Both he took to his label Doggystyle Records.

The first single from the album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is the song Vato with B-Real. The second single is called That’s That Shit (with R. Kelly). The third and fourth to Candy and Boss’ Life call. With Boss’ Life sings on the album Akon, but for the single and video Akon was replaced by Nate Dogg, Akon since refused to participate because of his record. 2006, his income is estimated at 17 million US $ and its assets to 170 million US $.

Snoop Dogg worked first time in 2006 together with Nas for a piece on the album Hip Hop Is Dead. Furthermore, he produced under his pseudonym producer Niggaracci a compilation called The Big Squeeze, to see the only title of West Coast rappers were.

In November 2007, Snoop Dogg announced the release of his new album Ego Trippin ” March 2008. Snoop Dogg also announced that there will be on this album no cameos. The premiere of the video for the first single Sexual Eruption (or Sensual Seduction) was seen on 28 November 2007 at the American TRL.

2009 Snoop Dogg Creative Chairman of Priority Records. His tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland, was released on December 8 of the same year. The first single, Gangsta Luv, only came in at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the album was the poorly selling most of his entire career.

2010 Snoop Dogg was heard as a guest musician in several songs, such as in Katy Perry’s California Gurls, Curren $ y’s Seat Change or Jessica Mauboys Get ’em Girls. 2011 was followed by another guest appearance in The Lonely Islands Turtleneck & Chain.

In a video interview Snoop Dogg confirmed in September 2010, to be with producer Swizz Beatz in the studio. The album titled Doggumentary was published in March 2011 and could reach far at No. 8 on the Billboard charts.

2012 to today: Reincarnated

After a stay in Jamaica Broadus was the summer of 2012 announced its intention to publish a reggae album. to accompany the album an eponymous documentary about his “Jamaican experience”. For these and any other future projects, he chose a new stage name Snoop Lion. Opposite reporters stated Broadus to be baptized in the name of a Rastafarian priests.

The first single from the album Reincarnated entitled La La La (on a revised version of Ken Boothe Artibella) and was produced by Diplo and Major Lazer. The album is scheduled for April 23, 2013 the film was released on 21 March of the same year.

In September 2012, Broadus released an album with electronic music, Loose Joise, under the pseudonym DJ Snoopadelic. He particularly praised the influence of George Clinton’s Funkadelic. In an interview he said, asked about his stage name: “Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg, DJ-Snoopadelic They only know one thing:. Makemusic that’s timeless and bangs”

Other activities

In 2000, Snoop led (as “Michael J. Corleone”) directed in Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, a pornographic film produced by Hustler. This film combines hip hop containing adult material and was a commercial success. The film won the award for “Top Selling Release of the Year” at the AVN Awards in 2002. Driven by this success, led Snoop 2002, directed Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp, this time he used the nickname “Snoop Scorsese “.

Snoop tried to establish itself as an actor (Baby Boy, Starsky & Hutch, Training Day, Bones – Death is only the beginning, Soul Plane). In addition, he was active as a businessman, for example, with its own Cadillac model ( “Snoop De Ville”), Snoop Dogg action figures, his clothing company “Snoop Dogg Clothing” and a skateboard sales (Snoop Dogg Boarding Company), which he founded together with his brother. He also founded the clothing brand Rich & Infamous in collaboration with Christian Audigier.

He was the host of the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich.

In March 2008 he made an appearance at WWE Wrestlemania 24; he presented as Master of Ceremonies, the Playboy bunny Mania match.

2008 US rapper sang in an advertisement for vybemobile the German Schlager hit Schön is to be in the world of Roy Black.

On July 2, 2005, he appeared at the second of Bob Geldof initiated charity concert Live 8 in London. On July 7, 2007, he appeared in Hamburg with Al Gore’s Live Earth.

2012 seemed Snoop under the Epic Rap Battles of History along with Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter at Song Moses vs Santa Claus (feat. Snoop Dogg) with the December of the year appeared on YouTube and iTunes.


Snoop Lion is married Shante Taylor since 12 June 1997 and has two sons and a daughter. He lives in Long Beach. In March 2009, Broadus known for Nation of Islam.