Snoop Dogg, byname of Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., additionally called Snoop Doggy Dogg and Snoop Lion, (conceived October 20, 1971, Long Beach, California, U.S.), American rapper and musician who ended up a standout amongst the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s and was for some the encapsulation of West Coast hip-hop culture.
Snoop Dogg’s mark drawled verses took motivation from his initial experiences with the law. After secondary school he was in and out of jail for quite a while before genuinely seeking after a vocation in hip-hop. In the long run he went to the consideration of popular maker rapper Dr. Dre, who highlighted him on his single “Profound Cover” and on his milestone collection The Chronic (both 1992). Snoop’s unmistakable vocals on the hit singles “Dre Day” and “Nuthin’ however a ‘G’ Thang” energized a fast climb to fame. His very own collection Doggystyle (1993) turned into the principal presentation record to enter the Billboard 200 diagram at number one.
While recording Doggystyle, Snoop was captured regarding a drive-by shooting. In spite of the fact that he was at last found not guilty, the episode snared him in court for a considerable length of time, adding to a long deferral before the arrival of his next collection, Tha Doggfather (1996). At that point the gangsta rap development had started to ebb. For a couple of years Snoop’s records neglected to produce fervor similar to that of his presentation, however his deliberately developed—and now and again childish—open persona made him a prevalent symbol. His West Coast slang and misrepresented verbal tics entered the well known American vocabulary.
All through his profession, Snoop was a regular visitor on radio and TV television shows and amassed a significant number of film credits. He featured in Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood (2007–09), an unscripted tv arrangement chronicling his home life, and he showed up with way of life trailblazer Martha Stewart on the cooking show Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (2016–). In 2012 he reported that, because of his grip of the Rastafari development, he had embraced the name Snoop Lion. Under that moniker, he discharged the reggae collection Reincarnated a year later. Likewise in 2013 he teamed up (under the name Snoopzilla) with funk performer Dâm Funk on the collection 7 Days of Funk. He continued the name Snoop Dogg for the funk and R&B discharge Bush (2015), delivered by Pharrell Williams. Snoop came back to rap for Neva Left (2017) and caught up with a twofold collection of gospel music, Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love (2018).