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Did you know that by 6th Grade Snoop Dogg was already rapping? Did you know that he has sold more than 30 million album copies across the world? Do you now what his new stage name became is 2012 and the reason why he decided to change his stage name? Find out lots of interesting facts and information about this successful American rapper below.

Fun Fact 1 Snoop Dogg was born on October 20th, 1971 in Long Beach, California, United States of America.

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 Lion.

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 television show.

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.

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