Today, Uncle Snoop Dogg turns 48 (born on October 20, 1971)
Happy C-Day to Cordozar Calvin Broadus, the king of Tha Dogg Pound
On this day in Hip Hop history we celebrate the birth of one of Hip Hop and pop culture’s most recognizable icons, Snoop Doggy Dogg. Uncle Snoop was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. in Long Beach, California in 1971. Since then he has risen to become a household name of Hip Hop. His image and style are synonymous with the West Coast and his name will forever stand among the Pantheon of legends who helped shaped Hip Hop culture.
Snoop Dogg, began his music career in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr Dre and subsequently got featured in Dre's solo debut Deep Cover. He has since then gone on to sell millions of records around the world, becoming one of the best known rapper, singer and songwriter of present times.
Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle itself was produced by Dr Dre and released by Death Row Records in 1993. Following a successful stint with Death Row Records, he left the brand to sign with No Limit Records where he recorded the albums Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000).