Cordozar Calvin Broadus, better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, record producer and actor. Snoop is best known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and as a producer of most notable proteges Dr. Dre's. He popularized the catch-phrase-izzle suffix, which was in use for decades and still is.
Snoop dogg Dr. DreZijn second album, 1996's Tha Dogg Father, his last release for Death Row before he signed with No Limit Records, which he had brought out three albums from 1998 to 2001. Snoop was signed then with Priority / Capitol / EMI Records in 2002, which his album Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss, was released and then he was hired by Geffen Records in 2004 which still had three albums created with Snoop. He also collaborated with his cousin Nate Dogg and Warren G Emcee as the supergroup 213 for an album in 2004.
In addition to his music, Snoop Dogg has also appeared in movies and hosted several television shows: Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, and Dogg After Dark. As of September 2009, Snoop was hired by EMI as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records.
Snoop was appointed to an executive position at Priority Records. He left his tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland, produce. The first single from the album, "Gangsta Luv ', with The-Dream, peaked at # 35 on the Billboard 100. The album debuted at # 23 on the Billboard 200 and sold 61 000 copies the first week. This made it his lowest chart income album
That same year, Snoop starred in a horror film with his role as a murdered gangster who returns from the dead to get his revenge against those who killed him to take. In 2002, Snoop has hosted a show, starred in, and produced his own MTV sketch comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle. On November 8th, 2004 Snoop Dogg played in the episode "Two of a Kind" from NBC series Las Vegas. In 2004, Snoop appeared on the Showtime series The L Word as the character "Slim Daddy", a combination of Slim Shady and Puff Daddy. He played in particular the drug dealer-turned-informant character of Huggy Bear, in the 2004 film remake of the 1970s TV series of the same name, Starsky & Hutch. Snoop founded his own production company, Snoopadelic Films, in 2005. Their debut film was Boss'n Up, a film inspired by Snoop Dogg's album R & G starring Lil Jon and Trina. In December 2007 he released his reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood premieres on E! channel. Snoop Dogg performed at the NBA's Entertainment League. On March 30, 2008, he appeared at WrestleMania XXIV as master of ceremonies for a tag team match between Maria and Ashley Massaro as she took Beth Phoenix and Melina. On October 19, 2009, Snoop Dogg was the host on WWE Raw.
Snoop as "Huggy Bear" In Starsky & Hutch