Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, and grew up in the nearby city of Compton. His parents nicknamed him “Snoopy” because of his appearance, and the name stuck, becoming his stage name later on.
Snoop Dogg was introduced to music by his mother, who sang and played the piano at church. He began rapping in high school and formed a group called 213 with Warren G and Nate Dogg. In 1992, he was discovered by Dr. Dre and signed to Death Row Records, where he released his debut album, “Doggystyle,” which became a massive commercial success.
Snoop Dogg’s music has been influential in shaping the sound of West Coast hip-hop and gangsta rap. He has released several successful albums, including “Tha Doggfather,” “Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told,” and “Tha Last Meal.” He has also collaborated with many artists, such as Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Pharrell Williams.
Snoop Dogg has also pursued a career in acting, appearing in movies such as “Training Day,” “Starsky & Hutch,” and “Soul Plane.” He has also hosted several TV shows, including “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood” and “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.”
As of March 2023, Snoop Dogg is still alive and continues to be a significant figure in the music industry, with a career spanning over three decades.
I’m living proof that you can be in the entertainment industry and not be an idiot.
I always say, the bigger the better, but the reality is, it’s the heart that counts.
It’s not about what you say, it’s about how you say it.
Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.
I’m a gangster, but I’m a gentleman at the same time.
The only way to change the world is to make a little noise.
I don’t know what me is until somebody else tells me.
Hip-hop is about being who you are, and I am who I am.
I never smoked in front of my mother. I never smoked while I was in church. And when I’m out with my kids, I don’t smoke then either.
Don’t be afraid to be different.
I want to be respected as a person, not just as a rapper.
My music is my way out.
If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do, you have to master your craft.
Money comes and goes, but your legacy stays forever.
I’m the master of staying relevant.
I’m like a lion. I’m like the king of the jungle.
I’m a hip-hop entrepreneur. I’m a brand, and I don’t have to wait for nobody to tell me how to make my brand bigger and better.
I don’t get high anymore. That’s something that’s out of my system, and it’s been out of my system for a long time.
The most important thing in life is being true to yourself. Sometimes people get so caught up in what they think they should be or what other people think they should be that they forget who they really are.
There’s so much negativity in the world, and we just need to find a way to make it positive. The more love we put out there, the more we can help the world.
I never really got into politics. I was too busy smoking weed and listening to Tupac to care about the president.
I’m just a cool cat, man.
If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.
You can’t be playing around with your money, especially when you’re young.
It’s about giving back. It’s about helping people out who aren’t as fortunate as you.
My mother and my father taught me to always give back and help others. That’s what I’m all about.
Music makes me feel alive. It’s like a heartbeat, like a pulse.
I think people respect me because they know that I’m one of the greatest rappers of all time.
When you’re in the studio, you can create anything. The possibilities are endless.
I’m a positive person. I’m always looking for the good in things.
I think the universe is conspiring to make me happy.
I’ve been blessed to be able to do what I love and love what I do.
You don’t get another chance, life is no Nintendo game.
I’ve always been a fan of rock and roll, and I always wanted to be in a band.