Calvin Broadus, Jr. (born, October 20, 1971), formerly known as Snoop Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg, and is now currently known as Snoop Lion (which he changed in July 31, 2012), is an American drug-attic rapper, record producer, actor, and president of "Dogg Style Records, Inc".
Snoop Lion is named after his stepfather (Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Sr. (1948 - 1985, Los Angeles)), and is born at Long Beach, California in Los Altos Hospital. He is the 2nd 3 songs of Beverly Broadus. His father, Vernall Varnado (1949) is a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail career whos aid to be absent from his life frequently.
As a teenager to be in trouble from the law, after stating that he never joined in a gang called "Rollin' 20 Crips", and graduating high school, he got arrested for posession of cocaine.
When beginning to record in a music studio, under the name of "Snoop Doggy Dogg", Aftermath president/rapper Dr. Dre began working with him for the theme song from the 1992 film Deep Cover and for Dre's album The Chronic. His first studio album released in November 23, 1993 is Doggstyle with guest apperances from a host of rappers signed on a label of "Death Row Records". His second studio album released in November 1996 is Tha Doggfather, with an autobiography of the same name of his album published in 2001.
After signing onto Master P's label "No Limit Records" in 1998, he released his other studio albums (No Limit Top Dogg in 1999, Tha Last Meal in 2000). He is featured on Shady Records president/rapper Eminem's song "Bitch Please II", the second version of Snoop's former single "Bitch Please", with Xzibit, Dr. Dre and known-well R&B/pop singer Nate Dogg from Mather's third studio album The Marshall Mathers LP. His fourth studio album released in 2002 was Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$.
After signing onto another record label, "Geffen Rrecords" & "Star Trak Entertainment", both distributed through "Interscope Records" in 2004. Before his seventh studio album release called R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): Tha Masterpiece in November 2004, he collaborated with American rock band Linkin Park while the band plays The X-Ecutioners's former single "It's Goin' Down", in which Snoop said a few verses from his single "Gin & Juice".
His former stage name "Snoop Doggy Dogg" has been mentioned by Styles of Beyond former rapper Ryu on "S.C.O.M." featuring Juelz Santana and Celph Titled on the Fort Minor mixtape We Major in October 2005, before Snoop continued on to make his next studio album.
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is one another of his studio albums released in 2006; alongside his ninth studio album "Ego Trippin'" released in 2008. In December 2009, he release dhis tenth studio album Malice n' Wonderland, with a re-release under the name More Malice.
He collaborated with female singer Katy Perry on "California Gurls" for her 2010 album Teenage Dream, with the release of his new album Doggumentary. In 2012, his new and upcoming studio album Reincarnated will be a documentary announced by Snoop himself, with his single "La La La" on July 2012, under the name of "Snoop Lion".
The stage name "Snoop Lion" was rechristened to Snoop Dogg by a Rastafarian priest in Jmaica, as he told the reporters about his new stage name he cahnged.