Height: 6’4” / 193 cm
Weight: 187 lbs / 85 kg
Shoe Size: 12 US / 42, 5 EU
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Snoop Dogg is a famous rapper, actor and author. Tall and very slim, he seemed to be born to become a celebrity. But the Snoop’s way to stardom was long and hard.
Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr was brought up by a single mother. His father left his wife and three children and went away to look for his happiness. Little Calvin soon forgot his father’s face and voice, but he had numerous disks, which his estranged dad left.
Thus the boy spent all the time listening to music and was gradually involved in the world of loud sounds and smooth musical riffs.
Being the 5th grade pupil, Calvin was nicknamed by his mother as Snoopy, as he liked cartoons about this cute dog. That very year he got interested in rap and spent lots of time listening to music of that genre.
During his college years Snoop Dogg began playing in the band “Crips”. But then he left the band as well as his college, because he appeared in prison. Snoop was accused in drug possession and spent in prison long six months. There he made up his mind to become a rapper.
He recorded several demos of his songs and sent them to popular rappers and producers. One of them appeared in hands of Dr. Dre. The popular rapper noticed Snoop’s talent and his unusual manner to read his texts. Both rappers recorded the album “The Chronic”.
After that Snoop Dogg got initial recognition, which he developed into loud international success.
Currently the rapper has 14 studio albums. Most popular of them are “Doggystyle”, “Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told”, “Tha Blue Carpet Treatment” and others.
Name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Nickname: Snoopzilla; Bigg Snoop Dogg
Date of Birth: October 20, 1971
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California, USA
Place of Residence: Diamond Bar, California, USA
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Education: Long Beach Polytechnic High School
He married twice one and the same woman Shante Taylor (first time: 1997-2004; second time: 2008 till present)
He has three children with Shante Taylor:
1) Son Cordé (born in 1994)
2) Son Cordell (born in 1997)
3) Daughter Cori (born in 1999)
He also has a son Julian Corrie Broadus from previous relationships.
Awards and Honors:
1) He got 18 Grammy Awards nominations
2) American Music Awards
3) BET Awards
…and many others
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Music: Metallica
Favorite Sports: Football