Snoop Dogg is one of the most universally recognized artists in the world. Snoop Dogg born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., also known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic, Snoopzilla and Bigg Snoop Dogg is a Rapper, Singer, Songwriter and Actor.
Although Snoop broke into the music scene as a gangsta rap artist he has transformed into more of a complete singer over the years releasing hits in the following genres; G-Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop and R&B.
Snoop was discovered by the legendary Dr. Dre and dropped his first album under the then Death Row Records managed by Suge Knight. In 1993 his album Doggystyle debuted at No.1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs Charts. Doggystyle remains one of the bestselling album in history it not only sold over a million copies within the first week the album became certified 4x platinum in 1994. Doggystyle had some of the most memorable singles in rap history including; What’s My Name and Gun and Juice.
Under Death Row Records Snoop Dogg also released “The Doggfather” in 1996 the album also opened No.1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs Charts. The Doggfather was certified 2x Platinum in 1997.
After leaving Death Row Snoop Dogg joined No Limit Records owned and operated by music industry baron; Master P. Since then Snoop has signed with 14 other labels and released dozens of new singles and various other albums which of some have debuted at No.1.
Snoop married his high school sweetheart Shante Taylor and together they have 3 children; sons Corde’, Cordell, and daughter Cori. He is also the first cousins of R&B singers Brady and Ray J.
Never one to be short of words in 2012 Snoop Dogg endorsed Congressman Ron Paul for the 2012 Republican presidential primary. He would later on come out and tell everyone to vote for Barack Obama. In only a way Snoop can get away with the reasons he told his Instagram followers to vote for Obama included: “he a black nigga” and “Michelle got a fat ass”, and his reasons not the vote for Mitt Romney were “He a white nigga” and “He a Ho”.
Snoop Dogg recently appeared on the new hit show Empire on Fox networks and debuted his new single “Peaches N Cream”. His new album “Bush” is set to be released in May 2015 and was produced by the incredible Producer Pharrell Williams.
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