Snoop Dogg

Born 20 October 1971.
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Snoop Dogg and Dam Funk talk to Benji B

Snoop Dogg and Dam Funk are in conversation with Benji B in Amsterdam.

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Biography

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and later Snoop Lion, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor. Snoop has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on Dre's solo debut The Chronic (1992), and on the theme song to the feature film Deep Cover.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle became certified 4× platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. His second album Tha Doggfather (1996), also debuted at No. 1 on both charts with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in 1997.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Doggumentary

    Doggumentary 2011

    Reviewed by Garry Mulholland
    Album proper or not, there’s no denying this is greatly entertaining stuff.
  2. Review of Malice N Wonderland

    Malice N Wonderland 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    A fine X to mark this spot in Snoop’s always interesting career.
  3. Review of Ego Trippin'

    Ego Trippin' 2008

    Reviewed by Maxine Headley
    It just goes to show you can't keep a good Dogg down, especially when he’s still got...
  4. Review of R&G -  (Rhythm & Gangsta) :The Masterpiece

    R&G - (Rhythm & Gangsta) :The Masterpiece 2004

    Reviewed by Adam Webb
    ...certainly entertaining and occasionally mind-blowing.
  5. Review of Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss

    Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss 2002

    Reviewed by Buki Bakare
    With his 6th album, the Professor of G-ology is back in true form.
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