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Snoop Dogg

Snoop performing at The Hoxton in Toronto, Canada, in August 2012.
Background information
Birth name Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Also known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic, Snoopzilla
Born October 20, 1971 (1971-10-20) (age 48)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Origin Eastside, Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, g-funk, reggae, gangsta rap
Occupations Rapper, singer-songwriter, actor
Years active 1992–present
Labels Death Row Records, No Limit Records, Priority, Star Trak, Geffen, Doggystyle, Maker Studios, Vice Records, Mad Decent, RCA
Associated acts 213, Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Eastsidaz, 2Pac, Bow Wow, Dr. Dre, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Master P, C-Murder, Dam-Funk

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and later Snoop Lion, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor.

Early life

The reason why he is called "Snoop Dogg" is because his mother named him after a character called "Snoopy", because Snoop Dogg was a fan of the Peanuts cartoon, which has the Snoopy character.

Recent events

In 2012, Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica. He studied the Rastafari movement. He changed his name to Snoop Lion, after the Lion of Judah. This is a name from the tribe of Judah. It is sometimes used to describe Haile Selassie, who is worshipped by Rastafarians. His 2013 album, Reincarnated, is his first reggae music album.[1]


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