Fun Fact 2 Snoop Dogg is not this famous rapper's real name. His birth
name was Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Fun Fact 3: Snoop Dogg is a famous American entrepreneur. He is a
successful rapper, singer songwriter and actor.
Fun Fact 4: Snoop Dogg was nicknamed Snoopy when he was a child by his
parents and it is from this nickname that the stage name we now know him
by actually derived. He is also known as Snoop Doggy Dogg and Snoop
Fun Fact 5: Snoop Dogg's success in the music world really took off in
1983 when he released his first album which debuted at number one. It
was so successful that nearly 1 million album copies sold following the
first week of its release.
Fun Fact 6: Snoop Dogg became a member of a gang when he was a teenager.
He kept getting into trouble with the law and consequently ended up
going to prison.
Fun Fact 7: Snoop Dogg was discovered by Dr. Dre; a producer in the
music business. Dr. Dre asked him to audition after hearing a mixtape
from 'Hold On' by En Vogue.
Fun Fact 8: Before his music career took off, Snoop Dogg formed a group
known as 213 which was the area code for Long Beach where he was from.
The members of 213 were Natt Dogg, Lil' ˝ Dead and Warren G.
Fun Fact 9: Snoop Dogg is the second youngest of three children. His
father is called Vernall Varnado and he was also a singer, and his
mother is Beverly Broadus.
Fun Fact 10: Snoop Dogg was named after his step father who is called
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Sr.
Fun Fact 11: Snoop Dogg attended a public high school in California
called Long Beach Polytechnic High School. His musical talents became
clear when he was very young. In 6th grade, he began rapping.
Fun Fact 12: Snoop Dogg changed his stage name to Snoop Lion in July
2012. He said he did this as a priest in Jamaica had rechristened him by
his new name.
Fun Fact 13: Snoop Dogg has appeared in television programs including
Dogg After Dar which is a variety show, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood which
is a reality show and Dogg Fizzle Televizzle which is a comedy based
Fun Fact 14: Snoop Dogg is married to Shante Taylor. They were childhood
sweethearts and married in 1997. They have two sons and one daughter
together. Their names are Cordé, Cordell and Cori.
Fun Fact 15: Snoop Dogg enjoys sport, he is a football coach and he is a
fan of the Los Angeles Dogers, Los Angeles Lakers and USC Trojans.