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Also Known As: Calvin Broadus, Bigg Snoop Dogg, Calvin Broadus Jr. (Snoop Dogg), Niggaracci, Dj Snoopadelic, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion Died:
Born: October 20, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: musician, rapper, actor, composer, producer

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With his thought-provoking rhymes that authentically described the violence of urban living delivered in his distinct smooth, slow, laid-back growl, Snoop Dogg undeniably set the bar high for rap and hip-hop artists. With the release of his debut album, Doggystyle (1993), Snoop Dogg redefined the sound of West Coast rap, infusing it with his own autobiographical stories and profanity- and violence-laced lyrics. The album quickly shot up to the top of the charts, thanks to the hit singles "Who I Am (What's My Name?)" and "Gin and Juice." The insolent rapper's subsequent songs, including "Drop it Like it's Hot" (2004) and "That's That Shit" (2006), kept Snoop Dogg in the forefront of hip-hop music. And in spite of his frequent and well-publicized run-ins with authorities, Snoop Dogg never lost his cool nor his consistent presence on the charts. In the 2000s, he began to shed his gangster image, adopting a kinder, gentler persona that even mainstream America could wholly embrace - and miraculously without losing his street credibility. Throughout the rest of his illustrious career, Snoop Dogg - who started calling himself Snoop Lion in 2012 - kept delivering the hard-hitting and incendiary rhymes that...

With his thought-provoking rhymes that authentically described the violence of urban living delivered in his distinct smooth, slow, laid-back growl, Snoop Dogg undeniably set the bar high for rap and hip-hop artists. With the release of his debut album, Doggystyle (1993), Snoop Dogg redefined the sound of West Coast rap, infusing it with his own autobiographical stories and profanity- and violence-laced lyrics. The album quickly shot up to the top of the charts, thanks to the hit singles "Who I Am (What's My Name?)" and "Gin and Juice." The insolent rapper's subsequent songs, including "Drop it Like it's Hot" (2004) and "That's That Shit" (2006), kept Snoop Dogg in the forefront of hip-hop music. And in spite of his frequent and well-publicized run-ins with authorities, Snoop Dogg never lost his cool nor his consistent presence on the charts. In the 2000s, he began to shed his gangster image, adopting a kinder, gentler persona that even mainstream America could wholly embrace - and miraculously without losing his street credibility. Throughout the rest of his illustrious career, Snoop Dogg - who started calling himself Snoop Lion in 2012 - kept delivering the hard-hitting and incendiary rhymes that first catapulted him to stardom, and never wavered in his quest to stake his place as one of gangster rap music's most original artists.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Turbo (2013)
3.
 Reincarnated (2013)
4.
 Scary Movie 5 (2013)
8.
 We the Party (2012)
9.
10.
 Big Bang, The (2011)
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Joined Long Beach, CA the Crips; spent time in jail for drug dealing and other offenses shortly after high school graduation
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Began rapping as a teenager with Warren G and Nate Dogg; formed group 213
1992:
With Dr. Dre, recorded theme to feature film "Deep Cover"
1992:
Hit top of the charts as co-rapper on Dr. Dre comeback track "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"; featured on Dr. Dre's album <i>The Chronic</i> as much as Dre himself; billed as Snoop Doggy Dogg
1993:
Released debut album <i>Doggystyle</i>
1994:
With Dr. Dre, starred in short film "Murder Was the Case" based on lyrics to his inspiring song
1995:
Featured in hip-hop concert documentary "The Show"
1995:
Played Scavenger Smoke in marijuana-fueled comedy "Half Baked"
1998:
Switched from Death Row to No Limit Records; dropped 'Doggy' from stage name and performed as Snoop Dogg
2000:
In amicable split with No Limit, switched to his own label Dogghouse
2001:
Released "Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle," a controversial video pairing his hip-hop stylings with hardcore pornography
2001:
Played menacing parolee Rodney in John Singleton's "Baby Boy"
2001:
Guest starred on NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me"
2001:
Starred in hip-hop horror feature "Bones"
2001:
Appeared alongside Denzel Washington and mentor Dr. Dre in police action feature "Training Day"
2001:
Executive produced and appeared in comedy "The Wash," directed by DJ Pooh
2004:
Played informant Huggy Bear in big screen remake of 1970s cop series "Starsky & Hutch"
2004:
Starred in "Soul Plane," a comedy about black-owned airline's maiden flight
2006:
Cast as a writer in drama "The Tenants"
2006:
Lent voice to Max character in "Arthur and the Minimoys," a live-action/computer-animated fantasy based on popular French children's book by filmmaker Luc Besson (who also directed)
2007:
Produced and starred in "Hood of Horror," an animated anthology of three short tales; film debuted at 2006 Cannes Film Festival
2008:
Released ninth studio album <i>Ego Trippin</i>, featuring "Sexual Eruption"
2010:
Recorded featured rap vocals for Katy Perry's hit "California Gurls"
2011:
Collaborated with Wiz Khalifa on soundtrack album <i>Mac & Devin Go to High School</i>
2012:
Converted to Rastafarianism and changed pseudonym to Snoop Lion; announced plans to record reggae album
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Notes

In October 2001, Snoop Dogg was arrested in Ohio for possession of marijuana. He pleaded not guilty.

"Looking out at those happy white people, bumping to the beat, flashing signs and singing along to my words, I have to ask myself, 'What are they getting out of all this? How is it they can relate to hip-hop as strongly as anybody as black as I am? What's the connection?' The answer comes around to being real. It doesn't matter what color you are -- anything that's got the ring of truth, you got to deal with it one way or the other ... so I just tell the truth and let the rest of you motherfuckers sort it out for yourselves." -- from his autobiography "Tha Doggfather", published in 1999.

Snoop Dogg on the similarities between himself and the character he plays in "Bones" (2001), his feature starring debut: "Jimmy Bones is the people's people. He just takes care of the community. He loves the community. He symbolizes peace. He's for what's right as far as the community's 0oncerned. The love that he receives is the love that I receive. You know, it's a thin line between love and hate. But it's love, hate, fear, and respect. And that's what makes up Jimmy Bones, and that's a part of me."

"Jimmy Bones is the baddest motherf***er the world has ever seen. You dig? Jimmy Bones is the biggest thing to hit the big screen since John Travolta in 'Saturday Night Fever'. It's the whole phenomenon, his hair, his attitude, his car, his woman, everything. His conversation. His lingo. You know, the way that women just want to sit down and converse with him for a minute or two, ask him a few questions, the way the kids want an autograph. People want to take pictures with him and just stand next to him. Sit in his car, hold his steering wheel. Try on his jacket, you know.

"It's not a costume, baby, it's me. You know, when I take it off it's a costume. When I got it on, it's me." --quoted in the MTVNEWS.com May 1, 2000 feature "Snoop Dogg: Believe It".

"I think music is harder for me because acting is already scripted. So you get a chance to rehearse it and go over it and know what you're going to say and how you're gonna do it before you do it. But the music is basically emotional, right on the right. Spiritually, what you're thinking, what you're feeling right now.

"I want to do this when I'm finished with rapping. I want to go full speed on this acting thing. Because it's more behind the scenes. The rapping thing is year-round. We don't never get a vacation." --Snoop Dogg quoted in the MTVNEWS.com interview "Snoop Dogg: Believe It", May 1, 2000.

Snoop Dogg on his label Dogghouse and his unusual deal with artists wherein they retain 100% of the rights to their work: "That's what it's about. If you write the song and you do your thing, you're supposed to get paid for it. I feel like I shouldn't rob or continue to rape artists like the system is set up to do if I can give opportunity." --quoted in the MTVNEWS.com article "Snoop Dogg: God Bless My Enemies", December 1, 2000.

"I'm a workaholic. When ya sleeping, I'm working. I keep it cracking. Before I went on tour I had four songs, then I made some more songs, and before you know it I had 20 songs and chose from them." --Snoop Dogg on finding time for songwriting while he pursues a film career, quoted in the December 1, 2000 MTVNEWS.com feature "Snoop Dogg: God Bless My Enemies".

On his trial ordeal..."...gave me a chance to put God at the head of my life."--Snoop Dogg Entertainment Weekly september 6, 2002

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wife:
Shantay Taylor. Married in June 1997; separated May 2004.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Beverly Tate.
son:
Corde Calvin Broadus. Born May 20, 1994; mother is Shantay Taylor.
daughter:
Cordell Broadus. Born c. 1997; mother is Shantay Taylor.
daughter:
Cori Broadus. Born c. 2000; mother is Shantay Taylor.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Tha Doggfather: The Times, Trials and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg"

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