Snoop Dogg BiographySnoop Dogg (born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) – the unorthodox rapper and renown musician, is a true legend in hip hop world. He is a living icon of the USA music industry and the whole rap music genre.
Childhood and early lifeCalvin was born on October 20, 1971, to Vernell Varnado and Beverly Broadus (nee Tate) in Long Beach, California, USA. His father was a musician, but left the family right after the birth of a child and took no part in his upbringing. After a while, Calvin`s mother married for a second time, and the boy took his stepfather's surname.
In his school years, Calvin was a member of the «Crips» gang dealing in drugs. After the school, Snoop was accepted at California Polytechnic State University but almost immediately got into the jail for cocaine possession. The later musician admitted in his interviews that he has been in prison multiple times during 1989-1991 years.During the high school became interested in rap music and developed his famous nickname – «Snoop Doggy Dogg». Calvin`s mother called him «Snoopy» because; according to the musician himself, of his natural curiosity and unconcealed love to the famous cartoon dog.
Musical careerIn 1992 Snoop Dogg joined Dr. Dre on «The Cronic» album which immediately skyrocketed in charts and reached bestseller status in Canada and the USA. Furthermore, both critics and the public praised not only legendary Dr. Dre`s performance but also young Snoop Dogg`s. Powerful and unorthodox lyrics and unique and uncharacteristic manner of rapping rapidly established Calvin as a rising star even before the release of his solo album.
During the next two years, Snoop Dogg started to experiment with musical styles and genres. He recorded a couple of reggae songs under the name of Snoop Lion and performed live on the Electric Zoo festival as a DJ Snoopadelic.
In 2017 Calvin released his 15th solo album «Neva Left» and his latest album «Bible of Love» as 2018 follow up.