Snoop Dogg

Topics: Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound Pages: 2 (587 words) Published: June 2, 2011
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., better known by his stage name “Snoop Dogg”, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover. Broadus' parents nicknamed him "Snoopy" as a child because of his appearance but usually addressed him as Calvin at home. At an early age Broadus began singing and playing piano in Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church, when he was in sixth grade he began rapping. As a teenager Snoop Dogg frequently ran into trouble with the law, Snoop Dogg is a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang in the Eastside of Long Beach although he stated in 1993 that he never joined a gang. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School but shortly after graduating he was convicted for cocaine trafficking, serving six months at the Wayside County Jail. Snoop, along with his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil' ½ Dead and friend Warren G recorded homemade tapes as a group called 213, named after the Long Beach area code at the time. One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue's "Hold On" had made it to a mixtape which was heard by influential producer Dr. Dre, who phoned to invite him to an audition. Former N.W.A member The D.O.C. taught him how to structure his lyrics and separate the thematics into verses, hooks and chorus’. When he began recording, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dr. Dre began working with Snoop Dogg first on the theme song of the 1992 film Deep Cover, and then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic with the other members of his former starting group, “Tha Dogg Pound”. The huge success of Snoop Dogg's debut Doggystyle was partially because of this intense exposure. “I love making music and I`m falling in love...
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