"Snoop Dogg" (born "Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr." on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California), is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Snoop is best known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of producer Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. His mother nicknamed him "Snoopy" as a child because of the way his eyes looked, and he took the stage name "Snoop Doggy Dogg" when he began recording. He changed his name to ''Snoop Dogg'' in 1996, when he left his original record label Death Row Records and signed with No Limit Records. Several of his cousins also became hip hop artists and Aftermath collaborators, including RBX, Nate Dogg, and Daz Dillinger. As a rapper, he is best known for his “lazy drawl”—a slurred, distinctively calm, laid-back, and rhythmically-complex lyrical deliveryhttp://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Snoop-Dogg-Biography/4ED8D030CB3F3E80482568AB003A0A2D. According to Soundscan he has sold over 17.6 million albums in the US from the establishment of Soundscan (1991) to January 2006. His catch phrase is widely known as "Fo' shizzle, my nizzle", meaning, "For sure, my nigga."
He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High...
|Alias||Snoop Doggy Dogg|
|Born||October 20, 1971|
|Origin||Long Beach, California|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap|
|Occupation||Rapper, record producer, and record executive|
|Years active||1991 — present|
|Associated acts||Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Tha Dogg Pound|
|website|| www.snoopdogg.com |