Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion) – American rapper, actor, producer.
Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. He was born on 20 October 1971. Calvin’s father left the family when he was very young. The boy grew up in Long Beach, California. In high school, he became a member of a gang, which led to problems with the police. Later he enrolled in Long Beach Polytechnic High School but graduated later than expected since he spent some time in prison for drug possession.
Calvin’s pseudonym Snoop goes back to his childhood. The boy’s mother called him by the name of his favorite cartoon character.
In 1992, Calvin’s life took a positive turn when he met Dr. Dre. The famous rapper got a hold of Snoop’s demo songs. Soon, the aspiring artist recorded a song, which was featured in the movie Deep Cover. He also worked on the tracks, which were included in Dr. Dre’s album, The Chronic.
This LP was long awaited by many fans. More than half a million copies were pre-ordered. The LP climbed to the third spot of Billboard 200.