Throughout his career, Snoop Dogg has managed to stay true to his musical roots while also branching out to other areas. There have been times when Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, has befriended people in different show business spots. Who in the world would have believed that Snoop and Martha Stewart would be good friends? It’s true, though.
Snoop Dogg has taken the world of celebrity by storm. He’s done it over the years through music, videos, television, and concerts. With all that work and effort, he has made sure to take care of his money. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Snoop Dogg’s net worth is $160 million.
Snoop Dogg Received Big Break From Dr. Dre
Yet where did it all begin for him? Back in the 1990s. Dr. Dre saw Snoop Dogg and they had a conversation. Well, that led Snoop Dogg to appear on The Chronic, Dr. Dre’s first solo album back in 1993. That went so well that Snoop picked up his own album titled Doggystyle.
One thing noticeable within his songs is a very casual, laid-back style. Toss in some dynamite lyrics and it all adds up to a winner. Snoop Dogg released 1998’s Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, 1999’s No Limit Top Dogg, and 2000’s Tha Last Meal. After that, he signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002 and released Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss.
He signed with Geffen Records in 2004 and released R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece), That Blue Carpet Treatment, Ego Trippin, Malice ‘n Wonderland, and Doggumentary.
How Did He Get Snoop Nickname?
As for his personal life, he was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, Calif. Snoop’s birth father was named Vernell Varnado. Vernell and his mother Beverly split up when Snoop was three months old. At some point thereafter, Beverly married a man named Cordozar Calvin Broadus. At this point, baby Snoop was legally named Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., after his step-father.
Young Cordozar was nicknamed Snoopy due to how much he loved the cartoon character from Peanuts. When he was very young, Snoop began singing and playing piano at the Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church.
In sixth grade, he began rapping.
As a child, Calvin sold candy, delivered newspapers, and bagged groceries to help his family make ends meet. Despite his mother’s best efforts to keep him singing in the choir and playing football, rather than gang banging and running the streets, he began the latter activity in his teenage years. He was a member of the Rollin’ 20s Crips gang from the Eastside area of Long Beach. He was arrested for possession of cocaine not long after graduating from high school. For the next three years, was frequently in and out of jail or prison.
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