“I keep hearing about mutha f***ing Harry Potter. Who is this mutha****er?”-Snoop Dogg.
Snoop (Calvin Broadus) was born October. 20th, 1971 in Long Beach California. His father was a Vietnam veteran, singer and mail carrier who was often absent from his life. He was nicknamed Snoopy as a child because of his resemblance to the cartoon character in Charlie Brown. At a young age he began singing and playing piano in Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. In sixth grade, he began rapping. He was convicted for cocaine trafficking in high school and served six months at Wayside Country Jail. His cocaine conviction caused him to be in and out of prison for three years after he graduated highschool. Snoop was also a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang in the Eastside of Long Beach. After his sentence he began recording homemade tapes in a group named after the Long Beach area code, 213. Since then he has released ten solo albums.
Snoop was a quirky self-proclaimed pot head. In 2002 he announced he was giving up marijuana, one of his image trademarks, as seen in his lyrics for songs such as "Drop It Like It's Hot" as well as in his cameo in Dave Chappelle's Half-Baked, for good. Sources suggest that he was not clean for long and the random projects he has been involved with (which are absolutely hilarious) suggest he is either using marijuana or is extremely eccentric. Among his long list of accomplishments the doggfather has released his own GPS system, launched his own pet clothing and toy line, sung the intro and made a cameo in the soap opera One Life to Live, appeared in the television movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, became a certified football coach and directed a pornographic film entitled Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle.
Pet Clothing Line
One Life to Live Intro
GPS System on Jimmy Kimmel
Cameo in Half Baked (Bad Quality)