Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Kordozar Broadus Jr.) - a rapper extraordinary and outstanding musician who has managed to become a legend in its genre. Today, he is a living symbol of the US music industry, and the whole direction in music. Other artists are trying to take his example, but to stand on the same level with this outstanding musician is far from many. But what makes the life and career of Snoop Dogg'a so unique? What secrets keeps his biography? And this extraordinary rapper managed to achieve such impressive heights? All this we will explain below.
EARLY YEARS, CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY of Snoop Dogg
Kelvin Kordozar Broadus, Jr. (better known under the name Snoop Dogg) was born on October 20, 1971. Musician father left the family shortly after his birth. And because all the worries associated with raising three sons lay on the shoulders of the mother. Some time later in their family appeared and stepfather. That's the name our today's hero is his whole life.
The only thing that got Snoop Dogu inherited from his own father - a love of music. After his departure left a former musician in the house of a great many different plates, but because of a little "Snoopy" was always something to do. From an early age, he sang in the church choir for black children, and also played the piano and came up with their own rhythms and melodies. Music rap appeared in the life of the musician later - about the fifth or sixth grade. During this period, our today's hero first began seriously to get involved in the given direction. It is noteworthy that about the same years, Kelvin has received from his mother nicknamed "Snoopy" (with Snoop English translates as "curious"). As the artist himself, the reason for that was his natural curiosity and unconcealed love for the series about grustnovatogo cartoon dog. Snoopy cartoon about our today's hero could watch day and night. But do not think that the life of a child of the legendary musician was a simple and serene.
Already in the school years fate brought the boy to a local gang Crips, with the activities of which the associated early stage in the life of a musician. After school, Kelvin enrolled at California Polytechnic College. However, very soon in the six months he landed in jail because he had found cocaine. After the liberation of the life of a musician came back to normal. Prison did not break Broadus Jr. Moreover, in interviews, he repeatedly said that those six months in jail made him stronger. Coming to freedom, our today's hero decided to take up the implementation of previous plans and made friends with some demos of his songs. After some time, hit the plate on the table to the famous musician and producer Dr. Dre. In 1992, the two set about creating the rapper's collaborative album, which very soon was introduced to the public. The album «The Chronic» proved to be very successful, and for some time later, became a bestseller in Canada and the United States. Moreover, the high valuation of listeners and critics were given not only to the legendary Dr. Dre, and his younger friend Snoop Dogg'u. His vivid texts and original manner of readings made novice musician real star before the release of his first solo album. In 1993, the band began to collect material for the first "solo" of our today's hero. As a result, the plate «Doggystyle» has become the most anticipated albums of the year.
Star Trek of the rapper Snoop Dogg: MUSIC, MOVIES AND BUSINESS
After the album was an instant hit and subsequently turned into a real classic rap. From that moment, in fact, began the long path of the musician to the heights of the world stage. In the rank of a rising star of American pop Snoop Dogg recorded the album «Tha Doggfather», which only strengthened his popularity.
In 1994, our today's hero appeared before the audience as an actor. Subsequently, shooting in different projects will be an important part of the creative musician. Many film "Snoopy" playing himself, but later in his movies began to appear more serious acting job. Among these should include the films "Bones," "Training Day," "Black business." It is noteworthy that in the early stages of his career, actor played mainly in the gangster film, but later moved to the comedy genre. The clearest proof of this is the film "Soul Plane transport", "Fun", "Mac and Devin go to high school," "Scary Movie 5" and some others. Either way, the cinema has always been an important part of our today's hero. However, at the forefront of his fate after all was the music. Twelve successful albums, as well as many songs recorded duets with other musicians, Snoop Dogg made one of the most popular artists of our time. In the later stages of his career as a producer of "Snoopy" engaged in the promotion of other talented performers. Many of them even themselves were willing to pay a fortune to speak with him on stage or record a duet song. This kind of business, by the way, is not only in the life of a musician. Currently Snoop Dogg has a lucrative business in the creation of clothing, shoes, cigars, headphones and even porn.
PERSONAL LIFE of Snoop Dogg
In June of 1997, our today's hero married a girl named Shanta Taylor, who was his girlfriend in high school. Some time later, he was born the son of a common cord, and then two more children - the youngest son of the daughter of Cordell and Cori. For a long time, the family of the musician seemed perfectly happy, but in 2004, the actor filed for divorce, noting the existence of insurmountable differences in their relations with his wife. However, in 2008, the year the lovers started dating again, and even then the second time renewed their marriage vows.
To fuel the ascendance of West Coast G-funk hip hop, the singles "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" and "Gin and Juice" reached of the top ten most-played songs in the United States, and the album stayed on the Billboard charts for several months. Gangsta rap became the center of arguments for censorship and labeling, with Snoop Dogg often used as an example of violent and misogynistic musicians. Unlike much of the harder-edged gangsta rap artists, Snoop Dogg seemed to show his softer side, said music journalist Chuck Philips. In fact, the artist's favorite track on his 1993 album was a gospel-inspired tribute to his mother called Gangsta Life. "It's about how my mama raised me and my brothers on her own and how we got caught up on the streets. . . In the song I give my mama her respect and yet I try to show just what the wages are for kids not paying attention. I ain't no gospel rap musician, man, but I got faith in what I believe in," the artist told Philips. Rolling Stone music critic Touré asserted that Snoop had a relatively soft vocal delivery compared to other rappers: "Snoop's vocal style is part of what distinguishes him: where many rappers scream, figuratively and literally, he speaks softly. " Doggystyle, much like The Chronic, featured a host of rappers signed to or affiliated with the Death Row label including Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and others.