Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. His music career began in when he was discovered by Dr. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. Snoop's debut album, Doggystyleproduced by Dr. Dre, was released in by Death Row His second album, Tha Doggfatheralso debuted at number Jamaican groupie mate on both charts, with " Snoop's Upside Ya Head " as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in Malice 'n Wonderlandand Doggumentary were released on Priority.
He also coaches a youth football league and high school
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His 14th solo studio album, Coolaidwas released in July Snoop has 17 Grammy nominations without a win. In sixth grade, he began rapping. As a teenager, Broadus frequently ran into trouble with the law. He was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang in the Eastside area of Long Beach,   although he stated in that he never joined a gang.
One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue 's " Hold On " made it to a mixtape that was heard by influential producer Dr. Drewho called to invite him to an audition. A associate The D.
When he began recording, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dre began working with Snoop Dogg, first on the theme song of the film Deep Coverand then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic with the other members of his former starting group, Tha Dogg Pound.
The huge success of Dogg's debut Doggystyle was partially because of this intense exposure. A short film about Snoop Dogg's murder trial, Murder Was the Casewas released inalong with an accompanying soundtrack. This was one of Shakur's last songs while alive; he was shot on September 7,in Las Vegas, Jamaican groupie mate 6 days later.
By the time Snoop Dogg's second album, Tha Doggfatherwas released in Novemberthe price of living or sometimes just imitating the gangsta life had become very evident.
Among the many notable hip hop industry deaths and convictions were the death of Snoop Dogg's friend and labelmate Tupac Shakur and the racketeering indictment of Death Row co-founder Suge Knight. This album featured a distinct change of style from Doggystyleand the leadoff single, " Snoop's Upside Ya Head ", featured a collaboration with Charlie Wilson.
The album sold reasonably well but was not as successful as its predecessor. Tha Doggfather had a somewhat softer approach to the G-funk style. Dre withdrew from Death Row Records, Snoop realized that he was subject to an ironclad time-based contract i. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said that after Tha DoggfatherSnoop Dogg began "moving away from his gangsta roots toward a calmer lyrical aesthetic": Augusto of Variety noticed that Snoop's set at Lollapalooza attracted "much dancing, and, "Jamaican groupie mate," even a small mosh pit" in the audience.
The album featured the hit singles " From tha Chuuuch to da Palace " and " Beautiful ", featuring guest vocals by Pharrell.
By this stage in his career, Snoop Dogg had left behind his " gangster " image embraced a " pimp " image. This was his highest entry ever in the UK chart. The album sold 1, copies in the U. His song "Real Talk" was leaked on the Internet in the summer of and a video was later released on the Internet. The album and the second single " That's That Shit " featuring R. Kelly were well received by critics.
In JulySnoop Dogg made history by becoming the first artist to release a track as a ringtone before
Jamaican groupie mate release as a single, "It's the D. He appears in the movie as himself. The single peaked at No. Snoop was appointed an executive position at Priority Records. His tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderlandwas released on December 8, The album debuted at No.
His third single, " I Wanna Rock ", peaked at No. Snoop re-released the album under the name More Malice. Snoop collaborated with Katy Perry on " California Gurls ", the first single from her album Teenage Dreamwhich was released on May 11, Snoop can also be heard on the track "Flashing" by Dr.
He was also featured on a new single from Australian singer Jessica Mauboytitled " Get 'em Girls " released September Snoop's latest effort was backing American recording artist, Emiion her second single entitled "Mr.
Romeo" released October 26, as a follow-up to "Magic". Snoop Dogg's eleventh studio album is Doggumentary. The album went through several tentative titles including Doggystyle 2: Tha Doggumentary and Doggumentary Music: He also appears on the latest Tech N9ne album All 6's and 7's released "Jamaican groupie mate" 7, on a track called
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On February 4,Snoop Dogg announced a documentary, Reincarnatedalongside his new upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated. The film was released March 21, with the album slated for release April 23, On July 31,Snoop introduced a new stage name, Snoop Lion.