October 20, 1971
Long Beach, California
This West coast hip hop MC first earned his nickname from his mom who liked to compare him to Snoopy from Peanuts! Now a rapper, record producer, and actor, Snoop Dogg has made his mark in the entertainment industry. While working with Dr. Dre in the early 90s, Snoop gained intense exposure that would lead to the huge success of his debut album Doggystyle. In fact, many critics consider the album to be a hip hop classic, and it has been certified four times platinum. Since then, Snoop has released eight more albums with three different labels.
He is currently with Geffen Records where he has worked closely with The Neptunes to produce hits such as "Drop It Like It's Hot." In addition to making records, Snoop has appeared in numerous television shows such as his own reality show and hits like "Snoop Dogg's Fatherhood," "Weeds" and "Entourage" as well as films such as Old School and Starsky and Hutch. When he's not working the big screen, Snoop likes to coach his son's youth football teams. Young Hollywood even got the chance to catch the coach in action at the Annual Snoop Bowl, which takes place every year during Super Bowl weekend!
Snoop was in his church's choir growing up.
His trademark adding "izzle" to the end of as many words as he can has become a pop culture staple.
Snoop is a USC Football fan.
He is a big fan of Metallica.