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Snoop-DoggSnoop Dogg (* October 20 1971 in Long Beach , California as Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.) is an American rapper and actor . In his early years he called himself Snoop Doggy Dogg. The name Snoop was the nickname given to him by his mother because of his fondness for the comic strip Peanuts was.

Raised in a poor neighborhood of Long Beach, he began rapping. Because of the situation in his area, he was a member of the Crips Gang-Rollin ’20′s Crips. He is still member of the gang. He was first arrested shortly after the end of primary school, because he dealt in cocaine. In the following years he was arrested several times and spent some time in prison. In the early 1990s he decided to change his life and to be active in the music business.

Beginning of musical career
Prior to the early 1990s by Dr. Dre was discovered he was with his cousin Nate Dogg and Dre’s half brother Warren G songs already under the name 213. 213 is the telephone area code of Long Beach. Warren G was also the Dr. Dre, who was already with the group NWA , was a tape with original songs on the desk set was successful, making contact with Snoop finally came off. 213 broke up, as Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg by Dr. Dre at Death Row Records and Warren G at Def Jam were put under contract.

Death Row Records
In 1992, Snoop rapped on the album ” The Chronic “by Dr. Dre , the instrumental, the music genre of the G-Funk influenced. In 1993, Snoop released his debut album Doggystyle. The album sold in the U.S. alone over four million copies this time he also became friends with Tupac Shakur , it was shot 1996th

Murder method
During the recording of Doggystyle with Dr. Dre in August 1993, Snoop Dogg in connection with the shooting of Phillip Woldermarian, a member of a hostile course, arrested. Snoop was charged with his bodyguard McKinley Lee a so-called drive-by shooting have resulted. While Snoop drove, shot and killed his bodyguard Woldermarian. Snoop Dogg was in court to having acted in self-defense because the man is a stalker was. In his defense, he hired the lawyer Johnnie Cochran , who later including Michael Jackson , OJ Simpson and Tupac Shakur defended. [3] Snoop and his bodyguard were acquitted because the court recognized the self-defense situation. The process took three years go by and affected Snoop Dogg’s work on a new album, finally in 1996 under the title Tha Doggfather was released then.

Snoop Dogg founded the group more time to the Youth “Dogg Pound Gangsta Clicc (DPGC). Snoop’s cousin Daz Dillinger published in 1995 with his partner Kurupt album Dogg Food under the name of Tha Dogg Pound . DPGC to include some well-known West Coast artists such as Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and Nate Dogg, and RBX , Lady Of Rage , Bad Azz (another cousin of Snoop) and Soopafly .

No Limit Records
Then came for Snoop Doggy Dogg a major change in the career: He separated from Dr. Dre (who founded his own label now, “Aftermath”), emphasized the “Doggy” from his name because the rights to its previous name for Death Row Records were, and signed a contract with the rap mogul from New Orleans Master P on his label ” No Limit Records “. Here he brought out a total of three albums. Appeared in 1998 with Da Game Is To Be Sold Not To Be Told a more commercial rap album with several guest appearances of the No Limit label. The album debuted at # 1 on the charts and was, as has been every album by Snoop Dogg, platinum.

Nine months later appeared with No Limit Top Dogg released his second album with No Limit. With guests like Warren G, Suga Free, Mausberg , Goldie Loc and Nate Dogg and productions of West Coast veteran DJ Quik , Dr. Dre and Meech Wells , the album was again a commercial success. With the OG Tray Deee Goldie Loc Dogg and his colleagues published Snoop then 2000 and 2001 as ” Tha Eastsidaz “two albums. First, Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz Duces n and then Trayz: The Way Oldfashioned. By productions of Battlecat Soopafly and let these albums live on the G-Funk. Also appeared seven years after The Chronic Dr. Dre’s second solo album in 2001 , where Snoop Dogg was represented four times, including the hit singles down under and DRE The Next Episode feat. Nate Dogg.

In 2000, Snoop released his third and final album for No Limit Records. Tha Last Meal was stylistically almost everything with no limit to do anything now. Performances by artists such as Kokane , Suga Free, Tha Eastsidaz, Bad Azz & Lil 1 / 2 Dead illustrate this. The former is heard on this album only as a singer and is active on several tracks. Even Dr. Dre contributed again in a few productions.

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