You may not recognize the name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, however, we’re sure you know Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California in 1971 and made his professional debut in 1992 as the feature of Dr. Dre’s first solo single, “Deep Cover.” He would go on to appear on Dre’s first solo album, “The Chronic”, later that year, then in 1993 he released his own album, “Doggystyle”. “Doggystyle” was certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and introduced the world to one of the rapper’s biggest hits to date, “Gin and Juice.”
Over the next three decades, Snoop Dogg became one of hip-hop’s greatest forces. He has released 19 studio albums, selling over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. He had 14 Billboard Top 100 top ten singles, including 2004’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” securing the No. 1 spot. He also has eight top 10 singles as a featured artist, with Akon’s “I Wanna Love You” and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” securing the top spot. He is currently the runner-up for the most Grammy nominations without a single win, earning 17 nominations over the years.
Along with his many musical accomplishments, Snoop Dogg has also made a name for himself in many other industries. He has appeared in countless movies, TV shows, and video games. In fact, since 2016, he’s appeared as the co-host of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” alongside Martha Stewart. And that’s just a small fraction of what he’s achieved over the past 30 years.
In honor of Snoop Dogg’s awesome legacy, take a look at some of our favorite hip-hop legend tattoos. Then let us know your favorite Snoop Dogg song in the comments section on social media.