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Artist of the Week: Snoop Dogg

Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay Snoop doggy Dogg is in the house!!! Snoop Dogg is one of my all-time favorite rappers! The beats he uses are awesome and I absolutely love his flow in which he raps and the word play he uses within his lyrics. I saw Snoop Dogg back in December of 2019 at the Ritz in Raleigh and it was my first time seeing him. He puts on an awesome stage show and did his little Snoop Dogg signature dance of the bobbing from side to side. I would definitely recommend seeing him live!

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born on October 20, 1971 and is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg played a huge role in Dr. Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic. Snoop Dogg is featured in numerous songs off that album and with this album, this was the first time my dad ever heard of Snoop Dogg and fell in love with his sound. My dad would play The Chronic during my childhood and that is where I found my love for Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle (one of my favorite albums), was released in 1993 by Death Row Records. The album debuted at number one on both billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Doggystyle became certified quadruple platinum in 1994. In 1996 he released his second album, Tha Doggfather and that album was certified double platinum in 1997.

After leaving Death Row Records, Snoop Dogg signed with No Limit Records where he recorded his next three albums. He was then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002. He was hired by EMI as the chairman of reactivated Priority Records in 2009. He also coaches a high school football team on his free time.

In 2012, Snoop Dogg took a trip to Jamaica and announced his conversion to Rastafarianism and was now Snoop Lion. He released a couple of records and a film under this name but in 2015 with the release of his album, Bush, he returned to using the name Snoop Dogg. In 2019, Snoop Dogg announced that he was a “born-again Christian” and released his first gospel album, Bible of Love. On November 19, 2018 he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


·      Doggystyle (1993)

·      Tha Doggfather. (1996)

·      Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)

·      No Limit Top Dogg (1999)

·      Tha Last Meal. (2000)

·      Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002)

·      R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)

·      Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)

·      Ego Trippin’ (2008)

·      Malice n Wonderland (2009)

·      Doggumentary (2011)

·      Reincarnated (2013)

·      Bush (2015)

·      Coolaid (2016)

·      Neva Left (2017)

·      Bible of Love (2018)

·      I Wanna Thank Me (2019)

Favorite Songs:

·      Gin N Juice

·      Drop It Like It’s Hot

·      Murder Was The Case

·      Who Am I

·      I Wanna Rock

·      1800

Have you seen Snoop Dogg? What are some of your favorite songs?  

Stay Metal,