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Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, record producer, and occassional actor. He is best known in the West Coast Hip Hop Scene and his catchy phrase which is widely known as "Fo' shizzle, ma nizzle".
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California. He is professionally known as Snoop Dogg, an American rapper, producer, and actor. Once, his mother nicknamed him "Snoopy" as a child because he is fond of watching Charlie Brown cartoons, he then took with him the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg when he began recording. Until on 1996, he changed his stage name to just simply Snoop Dogg when he left his original label Death Row to sign a contract deal with No Limit Records.
While attending high school at Long Beach Polytechnic School, he was involved of a lot of troubles by being in and out of prison after being convicted with coccaine trafficking. This resulted into his initial exposure to public life. Snoop was a member of a local Crips gang in Long Beach, the Rollin' 20 Crips whose older members had a long history of recognizing talent particularly in the field of music and sports. With this, Snoop was pushed to make something of himself as a rapper instead of being a hustler. He then went home to follow some homemade rap tapes he made with his cousin Nate Dogg and bestfriend Warren G.
His success began when he signed a record deal with Death Row after and soon released Doggystyle in 1993. The album became the first debut album ever to enter the charts at #1. Two singles of the album reached the top ten most-played songs in the United States. The album then was considered Snoop's finest album and was often given the same praise to that of Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Tha Dogg Pound's Dogg Food.
Awards & Certifications
|2006||MTV Australia Video Music Award||Best Hip Hop Video for "Drop It Like It's Hot"|
|2005||Billboard AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Award||Hot Rap Track for "Drop It Like It's Hot"|
|2005||MTV Europe Music Award||Best Hip Hop Act|
|2005||Mobo Award||Best Video for "Drop It Like It's Hot"|
|2005||International Dance Music Award||Best Rap/Hip-Hop Dance Track for "Drop It Like It's Hot"|
|2003||BET Award||Best Collaboration for Pharrell|
|2002||MTV Movie Award||Best Cameo for Training Day (2001)|
|1995||American Music Award||Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist|
|1994||MTV Video Music Award||Best Rap Video for "Doggy Dogg World"|
|1994||Source Award||Lyricist of the Year|
|1994||Source Award||New Artist of the Year (Solo)|
|1993||Doggystyle||5x Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|1996||Tha Doggfather||2x Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|1998||Da Game Is To Be Sold Not To Be Told||2x Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|1999||No Limit Top Dogg||Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|2000||The Last Meal||2x Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|2002||Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$||Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|2004||R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece||Platinum||United States - RIAA|
|Year||Title||Hot 100||Hot Rap Tracks||Album|
|2006||That's That S***||20||8||The Blue Carpet|
|2005||Let's Get Blown||54||12||R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece|
|2005||Signs||46||-||R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece|
|2004||Drop It Like It's Hot||1||1||R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece|
|2003||Beautiful||6||3||Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$|
|2002||From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace||77||16||Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$|
|2001||Just A Baby Boy||90||-||-|
|2001||Lay Low||50||-||The Last Meal|
|2001||Snoop Dogg||77||-||The Last Meal|
|1999||Woof||62||-||Da Game is to be Sold Not to be Told|
|1998||Still A G Thang||19||-||Da Game is to be Sold Not to be Told|
|1994||Gin And Juice||8||1||Doggystyle|
|1994||What s My Name?||8||1||Doggystyle|
Tours & Concerts
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- He is the coach of his son's football team in California
- He was the bestfriend of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
- Banned from entering the United Kingdom for the rest of his life as a result of the riot he and his entourage had caused at London's Heathrow Airport in April 2006.
- Launched his own range of pet products, including apparel, toys and accessories, named "Snoop Dogg Pet Line", hit the stores just in time for Christmas 2006 and available for pre-order from November 21st through amazon.com.
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