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Snoop Lion

Born

Long Beach, California, USA

Birth Name

Calvin Cordozar Broadus

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Doggfather, Cordazar Broadus, Snoop, Snoop Doggy Dogg, C. Broadus, Boss Dogg, Bigg Snoop Dogg, Snoopy, Calvin Broadus, Big Snoop, Snoop Dizzle, Snoop Dogg
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Biography

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Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg got that name from his mother who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character, Snoopy. Dogg is primarily known for his achievements in the music industry, within the genre of gangsta rap, to be specific. As most successful musicians seem to do…more

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  • Trivia

    • He is featured in Akon's song I Wanna Love You.

    • He strongly encourages kids to participate in extracurricular activities. He subsidized about $2 million every year to extra curricular activities for children.

    • He started his own youth football league called the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL).

    • He is the natural son of Verhell Varnado and Beverly Tate. However his mother married Cardozar Calvin Broadus Sr., who adopted his stepson.

    • He attended Jordan High School in Long Beach, California. He graduated high school from Long Beach Poly High.

    • He is the cousin of NFL offensive back Deshaun Hill.

    • He was originally chosen as the role of L.J. in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) but he left the project.

    • He is the nephew of Bootsy Collins, a legendary funk bassists and member of the band Parliament-Funkadelic.

    • In 2007, he was ranked #7 on the Forbes "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" list with $17 million in earnings.

    • He was good friends with deceased rapper 2Pac.

    • Snoop is known for using a unique for of double speak in his songs. He adds the word "izzle" to the end of a word whenever he can.

    • He always includes a remake of an old song on all of his albums.

    • He wears various braid styles in his videos.

    • He often works with Dr. Dre and Pharrell Williams.

    • He is married to Shante Taylor. They have three kids.

    • He is a former member of the Crips gang.

    • He is a diehard fan of USC football. He also likes NFL Football. He likes the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    • Ice-T, Pharell Williams and T.I. honored Snoop Dogg at the 2007 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

    • In September 2007, Snoop Dogg was sentenced to complete 160 hours of community service and placed on three years probation after he pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of a dangerous weapon after his arrest in September 2006. The court also ordered him to donate $10,000 to charity.

    • In April 2007, Snoop Dogg was denied entry into the UK, due to his arrest over a violent brawl at London's Heathrow Airport the previous year. In 2009 he asked David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney, among others, to write to the British Prime Minister urging him to grant Snoop a visa.

    • He appears in Britney Spears' video "Outrageous". In the video, Britney Spears licks his beard so the video only appears on Britney Spears' greatest hits DVD.

    • Snoop Dogg was scheduled to appear at the Australian MTV Awards in April 2007, but was denied entry by Immigration.

    • Snoop is a fan of the band Metallica.

    • In March 2007, Snoop Dogg and a female companion were arrested by police for suspected drug use. Police took body samples from the pair, with laboratory test results expected in 2-3 weeks.

    • In February 2007, Snoop Dogg performed at the Good Vibrations festival in Sydney, Australia. He wore a South Sydney ARL jersey that had been gift from the part owner of the rugby club, Russell Crowe.

    • In November 2006, security screeners at John Wayne Airport discovered a collapsible police baton in Snoop Dogg's carry-on bag, that resulted in prosecutors laying charges on him. On January 25th 2007, he pleaded not guilty to the charge of carrying deadly weapons possessions.

    • In 1993, Snoop Dogg was arrested on suspicion of being an accomplice to murder after a gang member was shot from a car that Snoop was travelling in. He was acquitted in 1996.

    • In 1990, Snoop Dogg was found guilty of possessing cocaine and in 1993 was sentenced to three years' probation after police found another gun in his car.

    • In 2001, Snoop Dogg was charged with possessing marijuana after it was found stashed in his tour bus.

    • Snoop Dogg appears as Crow in Def Jam: Fight For NY, the video game. He's actually the final boss.

    • RBX, Nate Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Joe Cool, Brandy Norwood and Ray J are all Snoop's cousins.

    • Being a devoted Charlie Brown watcher, Snoop's mother nicknamed him "Snoopy" and when he began recording, he took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. He then changed his name for Snoop Dogg when he left Death Row Records in 1996.

    • Snoop has unveiled a new line of his own flavored Blunt Wraps, for your smoking pleasure. He is offering up flavors in lime, cherry, chocolate, and strawberry banana.

    • Snoop was arrested outside The Tonight Show on November 28th, 2006 for allegedly possessing drugs and a firearm. Detectives from Burbank Police Department served a search warrant on him outside NBC studios around 7:30 pm. Police say that they found the rapper in posession of cocaine, a firearm, and a large amount of marijuana. He was also cited for having a false compartment in his vehicle. The entertainer had just performed on Jay Leno's talk show, and was leaving the studio when Police pulled him over on Bob Hope Drive and placed him under arrest, setting bail at $60,000. Law enforcement officials said that the search warrant was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into the Dogg's arrest earlier this month.

    • Snoop announced on November 16th, 2006 that he was unleashing a new line of clothes, for the dogs. He is making gangster hoodies for pooches, faux print animal jackets, and toys that play his music.

    • Snoop turned himself in to Orange County Sherrifs on Monday November 6th, 2006. Four days after an arrest warrant was issued. He rolled up in his deep purple Porsche Carrera, was booked, and released after posting h is $150,000.00 bail. Snoop will be back in court on the charges of felony posession of a concealed weapon, he had a collapsible baton in his baggage at the airport, on December 4th, 2006.

    • Snoop was arrested October 26th, 2006 for possesion of Marijuana and a gun at the Bob Hope Airport. He was parked in the white zone, and was being ticked for a parking violation, when the car was searched, and the items were found. He was released on $35,000.00 bond and will appear in court on December 12th, 2006.

    • Snoop is co-creator of "Chronic Candy". A candy that tastes like marijuana from Switzerland that is currently banned in most United States cities.

    • On May 15, 2006 the Home Office decided that Snoop is denied entrance to the UK for the foreseeable future and most likely forever. This order was due to the fracas at Heathrow Airport along with his previous US convictions for fire arms & drugs.

    • Snoop was cautioned on May 11th 2006 at a London Police Station for 'Affray' under section 4 of the Public Order Act for use of threatening words or behaviors.

    • In May 2006, Snoop and members of his group were arrested in Heathrow Airport, for 'violent disorder and affray' (creating a brawl or disturbance) after being turned away from a first class lounge. They were denied entry because some of the members of his group were in Economy, not 1st class. After they were escorted outside, Snoop & frieds threw Whiskey botles at a 'Duty Free' store.

    • Snoop refers to Frank Sinatra as the 'original gangsta'.

    • Snoop's favorite sport teams are: Los Angeles Lakers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the USC Trojans.

    • Snoop released his own line of adult movies in 2004.

    • Snoop provided the voice of Ronnie Rizzat in the movie Malibu's Most Wanted.

    • Snoop's first starring role in a movie was in the horror picture Bones.

    • Snoop laid tracks on the following movie soundtracks: Bad Boys II, Charlies Angels: Full Throttle, Dr. Doolittle, & Save The Last Dance.

    • As a rapper, Snoop is best known for his 'lazy drawl', a slurred distinctivly calm, laid back complex lyrical delivery.

    • Snoop announced that he was giving up drinking and drug use in 2002.

    • Snoop is known for his overt marijuana use and misogynistic lyrics.

    • Snoop's attorney Johnnie Cochran got him acquitted on grounds of self defense in his murder case.

    • Snoop made a short film about his murder trial entitled Murder Was The Case.
      An accompanying soundtrack was released in 1994.

    • While recording his debut album Doggystyle, with Dr. Dre in August 1993, Snoop was arrested in the shooting death of gang rival Phillip Woldermarian.

    • Snoop Dogg joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 77 entitled "Here Comes the Neighborhood."

    • Snoop Dogg's wifes name is Shante Taylor they have been married since June 12th 1997, and they have three children together.

    • He discovered and named rapper Bow Wow.

    • Starred in commercial for GM motors.

    • Was a member of the Rolling 20s Crips.

    • Did commercials for the T-Mobile Sidekick

    • Snoop sang in his church choir since the age of five.

    • When Snoop came to Nottingham, England on part of his UK tour this year he got a bottle thrown at him from an audience member during the last song. It hit him just below his right eye and the concert suddenly ended.

    • Height: 6' 3½" (1.92 m)

    • When his elders started to push Snoop to make something better of himself, he & cousin 'Nate Dog' along with best friend 'Warren G.' formed the group '213', named after the Long Beach area code.

    • Filed for divorce from wife Shante citing irreconcilable differences, but they later reconciled.

    • Snoop was a member of East Side Crips, and was in and out of jail for three years after high school.

  • Quotes

    • Snoop Dogg: (on his efforts to get the British PM to grant him a visa) I've called David Beckham, Sir Paul McCartney - hell, I want to get the whole of the Beatles to help me get back in. I'm trying to get through to Madonna as well. I'd love them all to write to the Prime Minister to change his mind.

    • Snoop Dog: (on why he isn't a fan of Europe) I didn't see any dogs or cats, but all the food looked like those animals. That threw me off.

    • Snoop Dogg: (on his reality TV show) This is a chance for me to show people that I do things other than go to jail, smoke weed and go to jail.

    • Snoop Dogg: (revealing his anger after Oprah Winfrey labelled him a misogynist) I don't like her no more. I really was offended, because I kind of like her. Liked her. I'm very articulate, very intellectual. She didn't even get a chance to even know me.

    • Snoop Dogg: Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is my presentation to the world on what it means to be the King of the West Coast. I really worked extra hard on making this one perfect and got the best of the best among my homies in the music game-Skateboard P, Timbaland, R. Kelly, D'Angelo...and you know when me and Dr. Dre get together-it's a monster.

    • Snoop Dogg: (About 2Pac) Sometimes, if you're lucky, someone comes into your life who'll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill, someone who's tighter than a twin, more with you than your own shadow, who gets deeper under your skin than your own blood and bones.

    • Snoop Dogg: (Talking about Eminem's song "Kim") Every dude thinks about killing his wife. He was just crazy enough to write it all down.

    • Snoop Dogg: I tell the truth. And I know what I'm talking about. That's why I'm a threat.

    • Snoop: I can't control my drugs and gang-banging past.

    • Snoop: (calling for a world gun amnesty) I would like everyone to be able to put down their guns. Guns are not good. When I was growing up I knew my life could be taken in a second by a gun.

    • Snoop Dogg: I enjoy coaching my son's football games. It fills me with pride to see him out there, roughing it all up on the field.

    • Snoop Dogg: When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.

    • Snoop Dogg: It's a beautiful feeling to be appreciated and come out and give the troops something to smile about and something to dance to ... I'm down to do it again whenever, however, forever, all the time.

    • Snoop Dogg: Britney would make a better prostitute than Christina. She's thicker.

    • Snoop Dogg: It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs, ... We should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.

    • Snoop Dogg: If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.

    • Snoop Dogg: So what if I'm smokin' weed onstage and doing what I gotta do? It's not me shooting nobody, stabbing nobody, killing nobody. It's a peaceful gesture and they have to respect that and appreciate that.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • SnoopHappyHalloweenLaLaLa

    10
    Hey I watched your video for Snoop Lion La La La Love the video, Love the music, love the Hip-Hop. Love your concerts, loved meeting you! Thank you for the SnoopDogg bag and the the Plush wraps me like a big hug. I just love to check in everyday to see there is always something you are sharing. I can honestly say you make me SMILE! I sit alone with disability chronic pain everyday I am challenged. Thank You for the Good Vibes. The whole planet and everything within needs a whole lotta love! Right! Now, we all need to get busy living and RISE. Thank You for showing the way for so many, Thank You to your crew and amazing wife Boss Lady Ent.moreless
  • Snoop Dogg

    9.5
    Cordozar Calvin Broadus, or "Snoop Dogg" is one of the greatest rappers right now. IMO, Snoop Dogg is better than 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, or G-Unit. He raps with rhythym, and he actually has something to rap about. My favorite song of Snoop Dogg is "Drop It Like It's Hot". Even though he's been arrested several times (i.e marijuana, a pistol, marijuana, other stuff) he's still a good rapper. His songs are dope, he's smooth, he's overall one of the greatest rappers out there right now. I just hope he doesn't go out like 50 did (I used to like 50, but his songs are SO freakin' stupid now).moreless
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