One of the most recognizable faces and voices in the world of rap, Snoop Dogg, received several Grammy nominations. Dogg has been contributing to the entertainment industry since decades. The rapper gave numbers of studio albums which made million of sales in worldwide. He also worked in several movies and TV shows from where he also gained a huge popularity.
Active in the industry since decades, he has earned millions of net worth and has collected huge a s sets. He is also involved in many charities and supported several charitable organizations.
Regarding his personal life, Dogg is married and has three children. He also has a son from his previous relationship. Besides, he has a number of brushes with the law.
Early Life And Education of Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg was born Cordozar Calvin Brofus Jr. as a second of three sons on 20th October 1971 in Long Beach, California. He was born to mother Beverly Broadus and father Vernell Varnado (singer and mail carrier). Dogg was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. His mother and his step-father divorced in 1975. When he was three months old, Dogg's father left the family.
As a kid, his parents nicknamed him ''Snoopy'' only because of his appearance. From the early age, he began singing and playing piano at Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. When he was in the 6th grade, he started rapping.
Dogg attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later graduated from El Camino College Campton Center.
As a teenager, Dogg frequently was involved in troubles with the law as he was the member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang, however, he always stated that he never joined the gang. After graduation, he was arrested for possession of cocaine.
Snoop Dogg's Career
Initially, Snoop Dogg along with his cousins made homemade Mixtapes by naming their group 213. One of the tracks of the mixtape came to the attention of Dr. Dre who invited Dogg for the audition. He then started rapping under the name ''Snoop Doggy Dogg.''
Later, Dr. Dre and Dogg collaborated on a song, ''Deep Cover'' and in 1992, Dogg starred on several songs on Dre's album named The Chronic.
Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle was released in 1993. It was released under the label Death Row Records and debuted on the first position on the Billboard 200 as well as the Billboard Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Album Charts. The album sold over a million copies in the very first week and was certified 4x platinum. What’s My Name and Gin and Juice became extremely popular and next on the film Murder Was The Case, where he gave music which went double platinum.
Dogg released his second album named Tha Doggfather which too debuted in the first position on the previous two charts. He has since signed in with the No Limit Records from where he released the albums Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to be Told and No Limit Top Dogg which scored the top position on the hip-hop chart.
His other albums, No Limit, and Tha Last Meal sold millions of copies. By 2012, he dropped ''Dogg'' from his name and changed it to Lion. As per some sources, he changed his name after he traveled to Jamaica where a priest told him,
''You are the light, you are the lion.''
The year, he also announced that he was working in his first all-reggae album, Reincarnated. His stardom does not end here. In May 2015, he released his 12th studio album, Bush produced by Pharrell Wiliams. His songs from the album, ''Peaches N Cream'' and ''So Many Pros'' hit #1 on the hip-hop/R&B charts and also hit #14 on the Billboard 200.
The next year, he released his 14th studio album, Coolaid which also received a positive response. Dogg dropped his 15th album in May 2017 titled, Neva Left. As of 2018, he released his 16th studio album, Bible of Love which became Dogg's first album to hit #1 on the US Gospel Albums chart.
Snoop Dogg made his silver screen debut in 1994 in a short film, Murder Was the Case. Two years later, he made a cameo in Martin Lawrence's dark-comedy film, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.
In 1999, Dogg played the lead role, Dra-Man in The Wrecking Crew starring Ice-T, Emie Hudson Jr., and Vincent Klyn. He also voiced in several movies. He then worked in several movies like Bones, Soul Plance, The Tenants, The Big Bang, Scary Movie 5 and Grow House among others.
As of 2018, he is working in a post-production movie, The Beach Bum starring Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, and Isla Fisher.
Besides, Dogg also appeared in several TV series and TV shows. He also hosted several programs like Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party and The Joker's Wild.
Dogg is interested in sports mainly basketball, football, and ice hockey. He became the certified football coach for his son's youth football teams and also for the John A. Rowland High School team.
Snoop Dogg's Awards And Nominations
Snoop Dogg's contribution to the entertainment industry helped him to get nominated for several prestigious awards and won some of them as well. Here is the list of his won awards:
- 1994 = Billboard Year-End Chart Awards.
- 1994 = Rolling Stone Awards.
- 1994 = MTV Video Music Awards for Doggy Dogg World.
- 1994 = Source Awards (twice).
- 1995 = Source Awards.
- 1995 = Source Awards for Muder Was the Case.
- 1995 = Soul Train Music Awards for Doggystyle.
- 1995 = American Music Awards.
- 2000 = Source Awards for The Eastsidaz.
- 2002 = Stony Awards.
- 2002 = Urban Fashion Awards.
- 2002 = AVN Awards for Doggystyle.
- 2002 = MTV Movie Awards for Training Day.
- 2003 = BET Awards for Beautiful.
- 2004 = AVN Awards for Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp.
- 2005 = Soul Train Music Awards for Drop It Like It's Hot.
- 2005 = International Dance Music Awards for Drop It Like It's Hot.
- 2005 = Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for Drop It Like It's Hot.
- 2005 = MOBO Awards for Drop It Like It's Hot.
- 2005 = MTV European Music Awards.
- 2006 = MTV Australia Awards for Drop It Like It's Hot.
- 2007 = MTV Australia Awards for That's That.
- 2011 = APRA Music Awards for California Gurls.
- 2015 = MTV Video Music Awards for So Many Pros.
Some of his other nominated awards include World Music Awards, Vibe Awards, Radio Music Awards, Peoples Choice Awards, O Music Awards, Grammy Awards (several times) and Black Reel Awards among others.
Snoop Dogg's Net Worth
Snopp Dogg has established a name in the rapping arena and thus has acc u mulated a net worth of $135 million as per Celebrity Net Worth whereas, his estimated net worth is $143 million according to The Richest. With such net worth, he became one of the richest rappers of the world.
Dogg is earning a huge amount from his songs and album. Here are the total sales of his albums:
- Doggystyle = 11 million copies sold.
- Tha Doggfather = 2 million copies sold.
- Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told = almost 4 million copies sold.
- No Limit Top Dogg = 2 million copies sold.
- The Last Meal = over 2 million copies sold.
- Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002) = 1.5 million copies sold.
- R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004) = 1.7 million copies sold.
- The Blue Carpet Treatment (2006) = over 9 million copies sold.
- Ego Trippin' (2008) = over 400k copies sold.
- Malice n Wonderland (2009) = over 61k copies sold.
- Doggumentary (2011) = 385k copies sold.
- Reincarnated (2013) = 104k copies sold.
- Bush (2015) = 250k copies sold.
- Coolaid (2016) = 10k copies sold.
- Neva Left (2017) = over 1k copies sold.
- Bible of Love (2018) = over 3k digital copies sold in the first week.
Besides, Dogg also earned an impressive salary from his acting career. Here is the list of his movies which made a good collection at the box office:
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB Rating||Cast Members|
|Traning Day (2001)||$45 million||$104.5 million||7.7||Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Eve Mendes.|
|Starsky & Hutch (2004)||$60 million||$170,268,750||6.1||David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, and Antonio Fragas.|
|Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)||$85 million||$107.9 million||6.0||Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, and Madonna.|
|Bruno (2009)||$42 million||$138.8 million||5.8||Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, and Harrison Ford.|
|Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)||$31 million||$287.5 million||6.4||Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Hailee Steinfeld.|
Business ventures and investments
Snoop Dogg is also making money from investments. He has bee an active investor and an entrepreneur as well. He was appointed as a chairman of Priority Records in 2009.
Dogg made his first investment for the venture Eaze in 2015 which is a weed delivery startup which provides medical marijuana to the person's doorstep in less than 10 minutes. The same year, he invested in the digital media business, Merry Hane which focuses on the news about marijuana.
The year, he also formed his new brand of cannabis product called, Leafs By Snoop. His brand product includes marijuana flowers, concentrates, and edibles. With the brand, he became the first celebrity to brand and market a line of legal marijuana product.
Later, he along with Nich Adler, his manager launched an app, Snoopify which earns $30k weekly. In 2016, he purchased a food restaurant chain, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles.
Dogg owns a house in Claremont, California worth $2 million. He has a collection of luxury cars:
- Rolls Royce Phantom = $200,000
- 2008 Dodge Challenger =$23k
- Polaris Slingshot = $19,999
- 1974 Cadillac Snoop Deville Lowrider = $59k
- 1966 Cadillac Coupe de Ville =$8895 (sales price)
- 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible = $10k
- 1967 Cadillac = $22k
- 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air = $45k
- 1969 Buick Riviera = $18k
Here is the video where he is showing his cars collection:
Some of his latest collection cars include Ferrari ($188425 to $400k), and Maybach ($167k to $192k) among others.
Dogg is involved in several charity works and supports various charitable organizations. He annually turkeys to the less fortunate in California at Thanksgiving. In 2016, he gave away 3k turkeys.
He rose a huge money for Habitat For Humanity's Operation Home Delivery Fund by auctioning off an hour with him in a recording studio. he also raised money after he held a charity basketball game and donated his Save a Life Foundation.
Snoop Dogg's Personal Life
Snoop Dogg is a married man. Dogg tied the knot to his college sweetheart, Shante Taylor on 12th June 1997 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in California. Before marriage, the pair started their affair since 1988.
On 21st May 2004, his wife filed a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. He said,
''I was trying to get a divorce, but I went back home and I fell back in love with my wife and kids. A lot of times you get cloudy. This music industry is a mother, man, and it’ll take your vision and blur it. But God is good, so I understand that I need my wife and my kids in my life — so I threw the papers away. I don’t want to get a divorce. So if you hear about a divorce, it’ll be my wife divorcing me; it won’t be me divorcing her. … And I made a mistake, so I’m trying to get back right.''
Dogg remarried his spouse on the 12th of January, 2008 on Charlie Wilson's 20-acre ranch. The ceremony was attended by 200 guests.
The couple shares, three children, two sons Corde Broadus (1994), & Cordell Broadus (1997), and a daughter Cori Broadus (1999). Their daughter, Cori was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 6.
Dogg also has a son, Julian Corrie Broadus (1998) from his previous relationship with Laurie Holmond.
Moreover, he was linked to several ladies including Chavonne Hodges, Karrine Steffans, and Rita Ora.
Besides, he is an avowed cannabis smoker which made it one of his trademarks. In 2002, he announced that he was giving up cannabis for good but it did not last long and the next year, he claimed to be smoking 80 cannabis blunts per day.
Dogg was convicted of cocaine possession in 1990 and pleaded guilty for gun possession in 1993.
In 1996, he was acquitted of murder charges as someone in the vehicle where Snoop was riding in, shoot and killed an alleged gang member, Philip Woldemariam.
In 2006, Dogg was detained at teh airport of California after the airport security found a collapsible police baton in his bag. The same year, he was again stopped at Bob Hope Airport after teh securities found an unspecified amount of marijuana.
Dogg set the Guinness World Record for the largest paradise c* * ktail on 27th May 2018 at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival where they made the paradise with Gin and Juice.
Snoop Dogg's Body Measurement
- Height = He has a height of 6 feet and 4 inches.
- Weight = Snoop Dogg weights 75 kg.
- Work Out = He prefers to do no workouts.
- Diet = Chicken, fruits, chocolates, and others.
- Zodiac Sign = Libra.
Here is the video which shows 15 facts about Snoop Dogg:
by Bchrome, 24 Feb, 2016