- Birthday20th Oct, 71
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
One of the finest rappers on planet, Calvin Broadus got the strange nickname “Snoop Dogg” from his mother who thought him to be a look alike of the character in the cartoon “Peanuts”. Born in1971, in California, young Calvin spent a lot of time in prison, getting caught for drug possession. He rose to fame with his first album Doggystyle, which ranked one on the top 200 charts. The West Coast rapper is eminent for his fine music skills, exceptional performance style, a swanky lifestyle punctuated with colossal parties, and a continual period of trouble with the law.
Under the guidance of Dr. Dre, Snoop evolved to become one of the chart topping artists. The rappers 1993 released first album Doggystyle climbed its way on the “Billboard's hip-hop” and top 200 charts to the number one spot. His next album “Tha Doggfather” in 1996 was another chart topper, cementing Snoop’s reputation as a versatile rap artist. The rapper’s laid-back rapping style in all of his albums brought superb critical response, making him an iconic rapper of 1990’s.
Snoop Dogg also appeared in several films, which include “Starsky & Hutch”, “Bones”, “Ride”, and has done several guest roles on television shows, including his own reality show series “Snoop Dogg's Father Hood” featuring the rapper’s life style and his family. Married to Shante Taylor since 1997, the rapper has two sons Corde, Cordell and a daughter Cori. During his entire life, the gangster rap artist witnessed a number of clashes with the law on account of charges of cocaine and marijuana possession, gun custody and murder attempt, despite of which Snoop is music lover’s favorite, and has bigger rap albums in store for future.
Family & relationships
Diamond Bar home
Rapper Snoop Dogg owns an eight-bedroom mansion in California, which he bought in 1994 for a multimillion dollar amount. The 6,500 square feet (earlier 3,700 square feet) plush home is currently on sale in market for $1.995 million.
Location: The rappers plush home is located in the calm community of Claremont, Diamond Bar, California, USA.
Accommodation: The pricey home features eight luxurious bedrooms, five and a half baths, dual master suites, a gourmet kitchen, living space, home theater and recording studio. The luxurious rooms have high ceilings while the entrance floor is made of marble. The rapper’s one-acre Mediterranean estate also includes an outdoor basketball court and a gorgeous pool for absolute outdoor fun.
Apart from music, the eminent rapper adores Beach Bowl to death as he has been spotted enjoying the action in the sixth annual Celebrity Beach ball, held in Indianapolis, featuring other eminent faces like Chace Crawford and David Arquette. While playing his favorite Beach Bowl, the rapper looks full of concentration and focuses completely on the game, rather than others.
An avid baseball lover, Snoop Dogg supports his home town team Los Angeles Dodgers, and has made appearance in numerous baseball match events, supporting his favorite team, and even sometimes playing.
The eminent rapper adores football game and is a huge supporter of professional foot ball teams “Pittsburgh Steelers”, “Oakland Raiders” and “Dallas Cowboys”. Often seen sporting the Pittsburgh Steelers attire during team games, Snoop Dogg even aspires to become the head coach for Steelers. A qualified football coach, rapper Snoop has also worked as the head coach for his son's football teams.
Snoop Dogg loves playing basket ball and has participated in multiple celebrity basketball games to generate funds for community centers. A big supporter of his home town team Los Angeles Lakers, the rapper has also been spotted a number of times cheering in the Lakers game.
1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible
Snoop Dogg’s 1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible is one of gem in rapper’s unique car collection of about 25 cars. The rapper’s Pontiac car features a head turning yellow exterior design and a brilliant interior design. The General Motors masterpiece incorporates a dominant V8 engine and a 2 speed automatic transmission. The heavy duty coil spring suspension smoothes the worst road bumps while the hydraulic power steering offers nimble handling. Other high end features of the beautiful car include Vacuum power brakes, electric power windows and Pushbutton AM radio.
The complete convertible
1967 Pontiac Parisienne Convertible
Brilliant interior design
Snoop Dogg owns a 1967 Cadillac, 4-door hardtop sedan featuring a stunning exterior design. The rapper’s customized Cadillac features his name on the front bonnet and incorporates a bunch of practical features. Equipped with a commanding eight cylinder V-type engine, the car delivers 340 hp and 650 Nm torque. The rear suspension incorporates rubber bushings which ensure a quieter, softer ride while the Cadillac variable ratio power steering offers brilliant turning angles for a quick response. Cadillac’s spacious cabin includes perfectly positioned comfy seats to enhance the luxury travelling experience.
2008 Dodge Challenger
Snoop’s infatuation over cars is evident from his unique car collection which includes a 2008 Dodge Challenger car. The beautiful a car features a handsome retro styling and offers a ripping performance. Outfitted with a 425-horsepower V8 engine, the big car comes equipped with other standard features including antilock disc brakes, sport suspension, cruise control, 13-speaker audio system and steering wheel mounted audio controls. The big five-passenger sport coupe features well-bolstered sport seats in the front and a fold-down armrest in the rear seat for optimum seating comfort. Generous cargo capacity, nostalgic exterior styling and agile handling are some other features which make the Challenger the most loved car.
Handsome retro styling steering
2008 Dodge Challenger
The rapper was spotted with his wife spending vacations in Hawaii, a wonder land and playground for the affluent and renowned. The Hawaiian Islands feature marvelous sandy beaches, gorgeous waterfalls and the world's most stunning scenery to visitors.
Location: One of the most celebrated vacation hot spot, Hawaii islands is located in USA.
Accommodation: A number of luxurious accommodations for the visitors are available, which ensure a comfort stay. Its comfy suites featuring world class amenities and the perfect service and ambience, offer the best accommodation for the rich and eminent.
Main Attraction: Hawaii is the perfect holiday spot featuring literally everything from the world's most dramatic scenery, gorgeous resorts to the marvelous beaches of white sand. A nearly consistent weather and multiple diverse micro-environments make the place worth exploration anytime. Other highlights of the wonder island include - striking valleys and waterfalls, tropical rainforests, intimate sunrise, classic art galleries, soothing massages and sunset and unbelievable shopping destinations.
The rapper and his wife
Save the music foundation
Philanthropic singer Snoop Dogg supports about 12 charities, including the Save the music foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools. Founded in 1997 as a public affairs initiative of VH1 network, the foundation works to restore music programs in cities across the country, and raises public awareness about the importance of music participation for nation’s youth. It also ensures that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction.
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Snoop Dogg supports Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 hospital facilities in North America that works to provide superior medical care at no charge to children under the age of 18. Ever since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922 in Shreveport, LA, the health system is fully dedicated to provide pediatric medical care for children and world-class educational opportunities for healthcare professionals. The network of Shriners Hospitals today encompasses 22 hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It stands at the forefront of medical treatment and research in orthopedic, and has so far provided medical care to 800,000 young people who are now able to lead a better and fuller lives. It also provides world class research and medical opportunities for medical professionals.
The Orca Network, a non-profit organization registered in Washington, is dedicated to raise awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them safe and healthy habitats. So far, a community is emerging that is increasingly attuned to the Orca population, which cares about and tries to understand the needs of the resident and transient orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea. Snoop Dogg is one of the 12 celebrity supporters including 50 Cent, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Janet Jackson, Billy Jane to name a few, who has extended their support to the organization.
Habitat for humanity
Habitat for Humanity believes that shelter is the most basic and primary need of all, and the simple, decent shelter is the basic human right. The organization helps break the cycle of poverty, and works to build, rehabilitates, and repairs simple, decent, affordable homes in sustainable communities with the support from home owner families, donors, volunteers and partner organization in more than 20 countries across Asia-Pacific region. Snoop Dogg is one of the 74 celebrity supporters who donates and supports Habitat for Humanity to build homes and hope around the world. Further, an hour with Snoop Dogg in a recording studio was auctioned off to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s Operation Home Delivery Fund.
The gangster rap artist has been spotted numerous times carrying an Apple iPad, which reveals his like for the world renowned brand. Equipped with a marvelously engineered body design and the latest breakthrough technology, the Apple master piece features a large, gorgeous display offering greater color saturation to enhance the viewing experience. It also includes a 5 megapixel camera featuring a backside illumination sensor for stunning images and full 1080p HD video recording, and features the latest in wireless technology for connecting to fast data networks.
The gangster rap artist has been spotted sporting the Barton Perriera Vanquest sunglasses, while going for an outing or even in his rap shows. A brilliant master piece from a brand solely dedicated to pure luxury, Vanquest sunglasses define style and elegance in a modest fashion. Featuring a marvelous design and brightly engineered frames and lenses, Barton Perriera sunglasses become the next new big thing, which every celebrity would like to possess.