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Snoop Dogg Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Awards, Net Worth, Latest News, and More

Snoop Dogg, an American rapper and actor, rose to prominence in 1992 when he collaborated on Dr. Dre’s inaugural solo single, “Deep Cover,” and subsequently appeared on Dre’s first solo album, “The Chronic.”


Age- 52 years

Height- 1.93 m

Weight- 85 Kg

Full name-Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

Born- 20 October 1971

Birth place-Long Beach, California, United States

Spouse- Shante Broadus (m. 1997)

Profession-American rapper and actor

Nationality- American


Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, to Vernell Varnado and Beverly Tate. Vernell, a Vietnam War veteran, singer, and mail carrier, departed from the family just three months after Calvin’s birth. Consequently, Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. (1948–1984). His mother and stepfather underwent a divorce in 1975. Snoop Dogg’s mother, Beverly Tate, passed away on October 24, 2021.

Snoop Dogg parents


Snoop Dogg married with his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 14, 1997. However, on May 21, 2004, he initiated divorce proceedings from Taylor, citing irreconcilable differences. Despite this, the couple chose to renew their vows on January 12, 2008.



They have three children: Cordé (born on August 21, 1994) and Cordell (born on February 21, 1997), who shifted from football to embrace a career in filmmaking, and daughter Cori (born on June 22, 1999). Additionally, Snoop Dogg has a son named Julian Corrie Broadus (born in 1998) from a relationship with Laurie Holmond. He also holds the distinction of being a first cousin to R&B artists Brandy and Ray J, as well as NJPW professional wrestler Mercedes Moné.


During his teenage years, Broadus frequently found himself entangled with the law, being associated with the Rollin’ 20s Crips gang in Long Beach’s Eastside neighborhood. Despite later denial of gang involvement, he faced legal troubles, including a 1989 arrest for cocaine possession shortly after graduating from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Over the next three years, he experienced intermittent incarcerations, even spending time at Wayside Jail.

Teaming up with his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil’ ½ Dead, along with friend Warren G, the group 213 emerged, named after their native Long Beach’s area code. Snoop’s fortuitous encounter with Dr. Dre, thanks to a mixtape featuring his early solo freestyle, led to an audition for Death Row Records in 1991. Influential rapper The D.O.C. played a crucial role in honing Snoop’s lyrical structure.

His debut solo album, “Doggystyle,” produced by Dr. Dre, dropped in November 1993, topping both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The album’s success was marked by hit singles like “What’s My Name?” and “Gin and Juice.” Snoop’s journey continued with his second album, “Tha Doggfather,” in 1996, also reaching the number one spot on the charts.

After departing Death Row Records in 1998, Snoop signed with No Limit Records, releasing three albums. Subsequent label changes to Priority/Capitol/EMI Records and Geffen Records followed, showcasing albums such as “Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss” (2002) and “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment” (2006).

In 2012, inspired by a trip to Jamaica, Snoop announced a conversion to Rastafari and adopted the alias Snoop Lion. Under this moniker, he released a reggae album, “Reincarnated,” along with a documentary about his Jamaican experience in 2013. Returning to the name Snoop Dogg, he released the albums “Bush” (2015) and “Coolaid” (2016).

Beyond music, Snoop Dogg ventured into acting, hosting television shows, coaching youth and high-school football teams, and even serving as chairman for the reactivated Priority Records. His diverse career also included a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2016 and the release of his first gospel album, “Bible of Love,” in 2018.

Recognizing his enduring impact, Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in November 2018. In 2022, he acquired Death Row Records and released his 19th studio album, “BODR.”


Achievements/ Awards

  • The Washington Post, Billboard, and NME have collectively hailed Snoop Dogg as a “West Coast icon”.
  • The Press-Telegram has specifically labeled him as an “icon of gangsta rap”.
  • Vibe magazine, in 2006, bestowed upon him the title of “The King of the West Coast”.
  • ABC News journalist Paul Donoughue recognized him as one of the pivotal figures in the 1990s who propelled hip-hop into the pop music charts.
  • Snoop Dogg was honored with the BMI Icon Award in 2011.
  • In 2023, he received induction into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • Snoop Dogg played a significant role in popularizing “izzle speak,” a distinctive linguistic style, especially within the pop and hip-hop music industry.
  • This unique linguistic phenomenon, a form of infix, gained initial popularity through Frankie Smith’s 1981 hit song “Double Dutch Bus.”
  • Rob Fitzpatrick of The Guardian credits Snoop Dogg’s album “Doggystyle” for showcasing that rappers could reinvent themselves, contributing to the evolution of rap’s vocabulary.
  • The album is recognized for its role in transforming hip-hop fashions and introducing a new hip-hop genre called G-funk to a fresh generation
  • Influential rapper Kendrick Lamar has acknowledged “Doggystyle” as an inspiration .
  • Other contemporary artists such as ScHoolboy Q and Maxo Kream have also cited Snoop Dogg as a significant influence in their own careers.

Net Worth 2023

Snoop Dogg’s present net worth is approximated at $160 million.

 Snoop Dogg’s Cryptic Post Amid Smoking Revelation

Snoop Dogg, the renowned 52-year-old rapper, has recently made a surprising declaration about quitting smoking, leading to a cryptic social media post. On Friday, he shared a selfie on Instagram accompanied by the caption, “Respect my privacy,” along with strong arm and praying hands emojis. This enigmatic message emerged merely 12 hours after he startled the world with a straightforward announcement on his social media, stating his decision to “give up smoke.”

Snoop Dogg giving up smoking

In his statement, Snoop Dogg mentioned, “After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke.” The post garnered over a million likes, featuring him in a silver necklace and a blue and white jumper. Despite the positive response, skepticism arose regarding whether he intended to quit smoking altogether, including the consumption of marijuana. Initially, some speculated that the accounts of the rap legend might have been compromised.

“Today isn’t April Fools’ Day, Snoop,” one fan wrote.

“This is probably just gonna be some viral campaign where he launches his own line of vapes or edibles or something,” wrote another.

But others believed it was legitimate – even if their minds were blown.

“Damn, the world is really really coming to an end,” one fan wrote.

“A Dogg’s gotta do what a Dogg’s gotta do,” tweeted High Times Magazine, which has been a resource for cannabis news since 1974. “Snoop Dogg — we appreciate everything you’ve done for the plant, and you’ll always be welcome in the cannabis community whether you’re blazing or not. Respect.”

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