Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. popularly known by his stage name “Snoop Dogg”, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality, and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s solo debut album “The Chronic”. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. Snoop’s debut album, Doggystyle, produced by Dr. Dre and released in 1993 by Death Row Records, debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. In 1994 Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was the Case, starring himself. His second album,
After leaving Death Row Records, Snoop signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums, Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000). Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released “Paid Tha Cost to Be da Boss”. He then signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin’. Malice ‘n Wonderland (2009), and Doggumentary (2011) were released on Priority. Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows, including Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, and Dogg After Dark. He also coaches a youth football league and high school football team. In September 2009 Snoop was hired by EMI as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records.
In 2012, after a trip to Jamaica, Snoop announced a conversion to Rastafarianism and a new alias, Snoop Lion. As Snoop Lion he released a reggae album, Reincarnated, and a documentary film of the same name, about his Jamaican experience, in early 2013. His 13th studio album, Bush, was released in May 2015 and marked a return of the Snoop Dogg name. His 14th solo studio album, Coolaid, was released in July 2016. Snoop has 17 Grammy nominations without a win. In March 2016, the night before WrestleMania 32 in Arlington, Texas, he was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, has made several appearances for the company, including a Master of Ceremonies during a match at WrestleMania XXIV. In 2018, he released his first gospel album, Bible of Love.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr was born (October 20, 1971) in Long Beach, California, the second of three sons. Calvin was named after his stepfather, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr. His mother is Beverly Broadus (née Tate). His father, Vernell Varnado, was a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier who was frequently absent from his life. As a boy, Broadus’s parents nicknamed him “Snoopy” because of his appearance but usually addressed him as Calvin at home. His mother and stepfather divorced in 1975. When he was very young, Broadus began singing and playing piano at Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. In sixth grade, he began rapping. Broadus’s father left the family when he was three months old. A DNA test read by George Lopez on Lopez Tonight revealed Broadus to be of 71% African, 23% Native American, and 6% European descent.
As a teenager, Broadus frequently ran into trouble with the law. He was a member of the Rollin’ 20 Crips gang in the Eastside area of Long Beach, although he stated in 1993 that he never joined a gang. Shortly after graduating from high school, he was arrested for possession of cocaine, and for the next three years was frequently in and out of prison (including Wayside Jail). With his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil’ ½ Dead and friend Warren G, Snoop recorded home made tapes as a group called 213, named after the Long Beach area code. One of his early solo freestyles over En Vogue’s “Hold On” made it to a mixtape that was heard by influential producer Dr. Dre, who called to invite him to an audition. Former N.W.A associate The D.O.C. taught him how to structure his lyrics and separate the thematics into verses, hooks, and chorus.
Snoop Dogg 1992–97
When he began recording, Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dr. Dre began working with Snoop Dogg, first on the theme song of the 1992 film Deep Cover, and then on Dr. Dre’s debut solo album The Chronic with the other members of his former starting group, Tha Dogg Pound. The huge success of Snoop Dogg’s debut Doggystyle was partly because of this intense exposure.
Snoop Dogg in 1998
The ascendance of West Coast G-funk hip-hop, the singles “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” and “Gin and Juice” reached 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 about 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, according to music journalist Chuck 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. On July 6, 1995, Doggy Style Records, Inc., a record label founded by Snoop Dogg, was registered with the California Secretary of State as business entity number C1923139. August 1996 Doggy Style Records, a subsidiary of Death Row Records, signed the Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson as one of its first artists. He collaborated with fellow rap artist Tupac Shakur on 1996 single 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted. This was one of Shakur’s last songs while alive; he was shot on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas, dying 6 days later.
Snoop Dogg (left) with Maynard James Keenan in 2001
Snoop Dogg’s second album, Tha Doggfather, was released in November 1996, the price of living the gangsta life had become very evident. Among the many notable hip hop industry deaths and convictions were the death of Snoop Dogg’s friend and labelmate Tupac Shakur and the racketeering indictment of Death Row co-founder Suge Knight.
This album featured a distinct change of style from Doggystyle, and the leadoff single, “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”, featured a collaboration with Charlie Wilson. The album sold reasonably well but was not as successful as its predecessor. Tha Doggfather had a somewhat softer approach to the G-funk style. After Dr. Dre withdrew from Death Row Records, Snoop realized that he was subject to an ironclad time-based contract (that Death Row practically owned anything he produced for a number of years), and refused to produce any more tracks for Suge Knight other than the insulting “Fuck Death Row” until his contract expired
1998–2006: Signing with No Limit
Snoop Dogg performs in Hawaii for U.S. military members in 2005.
Snoop signed with Master P’s No Limit Records (distributed by Priority/EMI Records) in 1998 and debuted on the label with Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told that year. His other albums on No Limit were No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (selling over 1,503,865 copies) and Tha Last Meal in 2000 (selling over 2,000,000). In 1999, his autobiography, Tha Doggfather, was published. In 2002, he released the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$, on Priority/Capitol/EMI, selling over 1,300,000 copies. The album featured the hit singles “From tha Chuuuch to da Palace” and “Beautiful”, featuring guest vocals by Pharrell. By this stage in his career, Snoop Dogg had left behind his “gangster” image and embraced a “pimp” image.
In 2004, Snoop signed to Geffen Records/Star Trak Entertainment, both distributed by Interscope Records; Star Trak is headed by producer duo the Neptunes, which produced several tracks for Snoop’s 2004 release R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (featuring Pharrell), the first single released from the album, was a hit and became Snoop Dogg’s first single to reach number one. His third release was “Signs”, featuring Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson, which entered the UK chart at No. 2. This was his highest entry ever in the UK chart. The album sold 1,724,000 copies in the U.S. alone, and most of its singles were heavily played on radio and television. Snoop Dogg joined Warren G and Nate Dogg to form the group 213 and released
Snoop Dogg appeared on two tracks from Ice Cube’s 2006 album Laugh Now, Cry Later, including “Go to Church”, and on several tracks on Tha Dogg Pound’s Cali Iz Active the same year. His song “Real Talk” was leaked on the Internet in the summer of 2006 and a video was later released on the Internet. “Real Talk” was dedicated to former Crips leader Stanley “Tookie” Williams and a diss to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California. Two other singles on which Snoop made a guest performance were “Keep Bouncing” by Too $hort (also with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas) and “Gangsta Walk” by Coolio.
Snoop’s 2006 album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment debuted on the Billboard 200 at No.5 and sold over 850,000 copies. The album and the second single “That’s That Shit” featuring R. Kelly were well received by critics. In the album, he collaborated in a video with E-40 and other West Coast rappers on the single “Candy (Drippin’ Like Water)”.
2007–12: Ego Trippin’, Malice n Wonderland & Doggumentary
In July 2007, Snoop Dogg made history by becoming the first artist to release a track as a ringtone before its release as a single, “It’s the D.O.G.” On July 7, 2007, Snoop Dogg performed at the Live Earth concert, Hamburg. Snoop Dogg has ventured into singing for Bollywood with his first ever rap for an Indian movie, Singh Is Kinng; the song title is also “Singh is Kinng”. He appears in the movie as himself. The album featuring the song was released on June 8, 2008, on Junglee Music Records. He released his ninth studio album, Ego Trippin’ (selling 400,000 copies in the U.S.), along with the first single, “Sexual Eruption”. The single peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 100, featuring Snoop using autotune. The album featured production from QDT (Quik-Dogg-Teddy).
Snoop was appointed an executive position at Priority Records. His tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland, was released on December 8, 2009. The first single from the album, “Gangsta Luv”, featuring The-Dream, peaked at No.35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at No.23 on the Billboard 200, selling 61,000 copies its first week, making it his lowest charting album. His third single, “I Wanna Rock”, peaked at No.41 on the Billboard Hot 100. The fourth single from Malice n Wonderland, titled “Pronto”, featuring Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, was released on iTunes on December 1, 2009. Snoop re-released the album under the name More Malice.
Snoop collaborated with Katy Perry on “California Gurls”, the first single from her album Teenage Dream, which was released on May 11, 2010. Snoop can also be heard on the track “Flashing” by Dr. Dre and on Curren$y’s song “Seat Change”. He was also featured on a new single from Australian singer Jessica Mauboy, titled “Get ’em Girls” (released September 2010). Snoop’s latest effort was backing American recording artist, Emii, on her second single entitled “Mr. Romeo” (released October 26, 2010, as a follow-up to “Magic”). Snoop also collaborated with American comedy troupe the Lonely Island in their song “Turtleneck & Chain”, in their 2011 album Turtleneck & Chain.
Snoop Dogg’s eleventh studio album is Doggumentary. The album went through several tentative titles including Doggystyle 2: Tha Doggumentary and Doggumentary Music: 0020 before being released under the final title Doggumentary during March 2011. Snoop was featured on Gorillaz’ album Plastic Beach on a track called: “Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach” with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, he also completed another track with them entitled “Sumthing Like This Night” which does not appear on Plastic Beach, yet does appear on Doggumentary. He also appears on the latest Tech N9ne album All 6’s and 7’s (released June 7, 2011) on a track called “Pornographic” which also features E-40 and Krizz Kaliko.
2012–13: Reincarnated and 7 Days of Funk
Snoop Dogg as Snoop Lion, 2013
On February 4, 2012, Snoop Dogg announced a documentary, Reincarnated, alongside his new upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated. The film was released March 21, 2013, with the album slated for release April 23, 2013. On July 20, 2012, Snoop Dogg released a new reggae single, “La La La” under the pseudonym Snoop Lion. Three other songs were also announced to be on the album, “No Guns Allowed”, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks”, and “Harder Times”.
On July 31, 2012, Snoop introduced a new stage name, Snoop Lion. He told reporters that he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica. In response to Frank Ocean coming out, Snoop said hip-hop was ready to accept a gay rapper. Snoop recorded an original song for the 2012 fighting game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, titled “Knocc ‘Em Down”; and makes a special appearance as a non-playable character in “The Snoop Dogg Stage” arena.
In September of the same year, Snoop released a compilation of electronic music entitled Loose Joints under the moniker DJ Snoopadelic, stating the influence of George Clinton’s Funkadelic. In an interview with The Fader magazine, Snoop stated: “Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg, DJ Snoopadelic—they only know one thing: make music that’s timeless and bangs.” In December 2012, Snoop released his second single from Reincarnated, “Here Comes the King”. It was also announced that Snoop worked a deal with RCA Records to release Reincarnated in early 2013. Also in December 2012, Snoop Dogg released a That’s My Work a collaboration rap mixtape with Tha Dogg Pound.
Bush, Coolaid, Neva Left and Bible of Love
In August 2014, a clip surfaced online featuring a sneak preview of a song Snoop had recorded for Pharrell. Snoop’s Pharrell Williams-produced album Bush was released on May 12, 2015, with the first single “Peaches N Cream” having been released on March 10, 2015. On June 13, 2016, Snoop Dogg announced the release date for his album Coolaid, which was released on July 1, 2016. Released March 1, 2017, through his own Doggy Style Records, “Promise You This” precedes the release of his upcoming Coolaid film based on the album of the same name. Snoop Dogg released his fifteenth studio album Neva Left in May 2017. He released a gospel album titled Bible of Love on March 16, 2018.
Snoop was featured on Gorillaz’ latest album The Now Now on a track called: “Hollywood” with Jamie Principle. Snoop Dogg has appeared in numerous films and television episodes throughout his career. His starring roles in film include The Wash (with Dr. Dre) and the horror film Bones. He also co-starred with rapper Wiz Khalifa in the 2012 movie Mac and Devin Go to High School which a sequel has been announced. He has had various supporting and cameo roles in a film, including Half Baked, Training Day, Starsky & Hutch, and Brüno. He has starred in three television programs: sketch-comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, variety show Dogg After Dark, and reality show Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood (also starring Snoop’s wife and children). He has starred in episodes of King of the Hill, Las Vegas, and Monk, one episode of Robot Chicken, as well as three episodes of One Life to Live. He has participated in three Comedy Central Roasts, for Flavor Flav, Donald Trump, and Justin Bieber. Cameo television appearances include episodes of The L Word, Weeds, Entourage, I Get That a Lot, and The Price Is Right. He has also appeared in an episode of the YouTube video series, Epic Rap Battles of History as Moses.
In 2000, Snoop (as “Michael J. Corleone”) directed Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, a pornographic film produced by Hustler. The film, combining hip-hop with an x-rated material, was a huge success and won “Top Selling Release of the Year” at the 2002 AVN Awards. Snoop then directed Snoop Dogg’s Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp in 2002 (using the nickname “Snoop Scorsese”). 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 2013, Snoop performed at the annual Kennedy Center Honors concert, honoring jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. After his performance, Snoop credited Hancock with “inventing hip-hop”. On several occasions, Snoop has appeared at the Players Ball in support of Bishop Don Magic Juan. Juan appeared on Snoop’s videos for “Boss Playa”, “A.D.I.D.A.C.”, “P.I.M.P. (Remix)”, “Nuthin’ Without Me” and “A Pimp’s Christmas Song.”
In November 2015, he starred in an Old Navy TV commercial together with Kumail Nanjiani and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In January 2016, a Change.org petition was created in the hopes of having Dogg narrate the entire Planet Earth series. The petition comes after Snoop narrated a number of nature clips on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In April 2016, Snoop Dogg performed “Straight Outta Compton” and “Fuck tha Police” at Coachella, during a reunion of N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and MC Ren. He hosted a Basketball fundraiser “Hoops 4 Water” for Flint, Michigan. The event occurred on May 21, 2016, and was run by former Toronto Raptors star and Flint native Morris Peterson. In the fall of 2016, VH1 premiered a new show featuring Snoop Dogg and his friend Martha Stewart called Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, featuring games, recipes, and musical guests. Snoop Dogg and Stewart also later starred together in a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile during Super Bowl LI in February 2017. For the Fall 2017 TV Season, Snoop hosted a reboot of The Joker’s Wild (officially titled The Joker’s Wild Presented by Snoop Dogg). It airs on TBS and was picked up for an initial run of 10 episodes.
Style and Rap Skills
Snoop is known to freestyle some of his lyrics on the spot for some songs. In the book How to Rap, Lady of Rage says, “When I worked with him earlier in his career, that’s how he creates his stuff… he would freestyle, he wasn’t a writer then, he was a freestyler,” and The D.O.C. states, Kool Moe Dee refers to Snoop’s use of vocabulary, saying ” he keeps it real simple…he simplifies it and he’s effective in his simplicity”. “Snoop’s rap was a one take willy, but his shit was all freestyle. He had written nothing down. He just came in and started busting. The song was “Tha Shiznit”—that was all freestyle. He started busting and when we got to the break, Dre cut the machine off, did the chorus and told Snoop to come back in. He did that throughout the record. That’s when Snoop was in the zone then.” Snoop re-popularized the use of -izzle speak, particularly in the pop and hip-hop music industry.
Snoop married his high school love, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997. On May 21, 2004, he filed for divorce from Taylor, citing irreconcilable differences. They later renewed their wedding vows on January 12, 2008. They have three children together: sons Cordé (born August 21, 1994) and Cordell (born February 21, 1997), and daughter Cori (born June 22, 1999). Snoop also has a son from a relationship with Laurie Holmond, Julian Corrie Broadus (born 1998). He is a first cousin of R&B singers Brandy and Ray J, and WWE professional wrestler Sasha Banks.
Since the start of his career, Snoop has been a smoker, making it one of the trademarks of his image. In 2002, he announced he was giving up cannabis for good, which did not last long and in 2013, he claimed to be smoking approximately 80 cannabis blunts a day. He has been certified for medical cannabis in California to treat migraines since at least 2007. Snoop claimed in a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone magazine that unlike other hip-hop artists who had superficially adopted the pimp persona, he was an actual professional pimp in 2003 and 2004, saying, “That shit was my natural calling and once I got involved with it, it became fun. It was like shootin’ layups for me. I was makin’ ’em every time.” He went on to say that on the advice of some of the pimps he knew, he eventually gave up pimping to spend more time with his family.
Snoop is an avid sports fan, including hometown teams Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and USC Trojans, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has stated that he began following the Steelers in the 1970s while watching the team with his grandfather. He is also a fan of the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, often wearing a No. 5 jersey, and has been seen at Raiders training camps. Snoop has shown affection for the New England Patriots, having been seen performing at Gillette Stadium. He is an avid ice hockey fan, sporting jerseys from the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and the AHL’s Springfield Indians (now the Utica Comets) in his 1994 music video “Gin and Juice”. On his reality show Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, Snoop and his family received hockey lessons from the Anaheim Ducks, then returned to the Honda Center to cheer on the Ducks against the Vancouver Canucks in the episode “Snow in da Hood”.
Snoop is a certified football coach and has been a head coach of his son Cordell’s youth football teams and the John A. Rowland High School team. Cordell played wide receiver and defensive back at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, and received football scholarship offers from Southern California, UCLA, Washington, Cal, Oregon State, Duke, and Notre Dame. Cordell committed and signed a letter of intent to play for UCLA on February 4, 2015. On August 14, 2015, UCLA announced that Cordell had left the UCLA football team “to pursue other passions in his life”.
In 2009, it was reported that Snoop was a member of the Nation of Islam. On March 1, he made an appearance at the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day holiday, where he praised minister Louis Farrakhan. Snoop said he was a member of the Nation, but declined to give the date on which he joined. He also donated $1,000 to the organization.
In 2012, He claimed to be a Christian Snoop converted to the Rastafari movement, switched the focus of his music to reggae and changed his name to Snoop Lion after a trip to Jamaica. He released a reggae album, Reincarnated, saying, “I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated”. In January 2013, he received criticism from members of the Rastafarian community in Jamaica, including reggae artist Bunny Wailer, for alleged failure to meet his commitments to the culture. Snoop later dismissed the claims, stating his beliefs were personal and not up for outside judgment.
Snoop Dogg speaking at a press conference following the 2016 shooting of Dallas police officers.
In 2012, Snoop Dogg endorsed Representative Ron Paul in the Republican presidential primary, but later said he would vote for Barack Obama in the general election, and on Instagram gave ten reasons to vote for Obama (including “He a black nigga”, “He’s BFFs with Jay-Z”, and “Michelle got a fat ass”), and ten reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney (including “He a white nigga”, “That muthafucka’s name is Mitt”, and “He a ho”).
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Snoop Dogg came out in support of same-sex marriage, saying, “people can do what they want.” In his keynote address at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival, he blamed Los Angeles’s explosion of gang violence in the 1980s on the economic policies of Ronald Reagan and insinuated that his administration shipped guns and drugs into the area. He endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in May 2016, saying, “I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we are at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought … and just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I’d love to see that. So I’ll be voting for Ms. Clinton.”
Business Ventures and Investments
- Broadus ( Snoop Dogg ) has been an active entrepreneur and investor. In 2009, he was appointed creative chairman of Priority Records.
- In April 2015, Broadus became a minority investor in his first investment venture Eaze, a California-based weed delivery startup that promises to deliver medical marijuana to person doorstep in less than 10 minutes.
- In October 2015, Broadus launched his new digital media business, Merry Jane, that focuses on news about marijuana. “Merry Jane is cannabis 2.0”, he said in a promotional video for the media source. “A crossroads of pot culture, business, politics, health.”
- In November 2015, Broadus announced his new brand of cannabis products Leafs By Snoop. The line of branded products includes marijuana flowers, concentrates, and edibles. “Leafs By Snoop is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer”, Snoop Dogg said. “LBS is blazing a trail for the industry.” In such a way, Broadus became the first major celebrity to brand and market a line of legal marijuana products.
- Broadus and his brand manager Nick Adler released an app, Snoopify that lets users plaster stickers of Snoop’s face, joints or a walrus hat on photos. Adler built the app in May after discovering stickers in Japan. The app currently generates $30,000 in weekly sales.
- On March 30, 2016, Broadus was reported to purchase the famed soul food restaurant chain Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles out of bankruptcy.
On May 27, 2018, Snoop Dogg set the Guinness World Record for the largest Paradise cocktail. Concocted at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, the “Gin and Juice” drink measured over 132 gallons and “contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice”.
Tha Doggfather (1996)
Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)
No Limit Top Dogg (1999)
Tha Last Meal (2000)
Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002)
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)
Ego Trippin’ (2008)
Malice n Wonderland (2009)
Neva Left (2017)
Bible of Love (2018) Collaboration albums
Tha Eastsidaz (with Tha Eastsidaz) (2000)
Duces ‘n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way (with Tha Eastsidaz) (2001)
The Hard Way (with 213) (2004)
Mac & Devin Go to High School (with Wiz Khalifa) (2011)
7 Days of Funk (with 7 Days of Funk) (2013)
Royal Fam (with Tha Broadus Boyz) (2013)
Cuzznz (with Daz Dillinger) (2016)
- Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
- Duces ‘n Trayz: The old Fashioned way (2001)
- The Hard Way (2004)
- Mac & Devin Go to High School (2011)
- 7 Days of Funk (2013)
- Royal Fam (2013)
- Cuzznz (2016)
|1994||Murder was the Case||Himself||Main role|
|1996||A Thin Line Between Love and Hate||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|1998||Half Baked||Scavenger Smoker|
|1999||The Wrecking Crew||Dra-Man||Main role|
|2000||Up in Smoke Tour||Himself||Concert film|
|2001||Bones||Jimmy Bones||Main role|
|2001||The Wash||Dee Loc||Main role|
|2003||Malibu’s Most Wanted||Ronnie Rizzat||Voice role|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Huggy Bear Brown|
|2004||Soul Plane||Captain Antoine Mack|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Lightning||Voice role|
|2005||The Tenants||Willie Spearmint||Main role|
|2007||Arthur and the Invisibles||Max||Voice role|
|2009||Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Himself||Voice role|
|2009||Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard||Max||Voice role|
|2011||The Big Bang||Puss|
|2012||We the Party||Big D|
|2012||Mac & Devin Go to High School||Mac Johnson||Main role|
|2013||Turbo||Smooth Move||Voice role|
|2013||Scary Movie 5||Ja’Marcus|
|2014||The Distortion of Sound||Himself|
|2015||Pitch Perfect 2||Himself|
|2015||Dispensary||Mac Johnson||Main role|
|2015||The Culture High||Himself|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Himself|
|2018||Future World||Love Lord|
|2018||The Beach Burn||In post-production|
According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of June 23, 2017, the West Coast rapper was worth $135 million.
Snoop Dogg’s Awards
- 1994 – MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video
- 1994 – Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist
- 1995 – American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist
- 1995 – Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album
- 2001 – ‘Bow Wow (That’s My Name)’ Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song
- 2003 – ‘Beautiful’ BET Award for Best Collaboration
- 2005 – MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop
- 2006 – MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video
- 2010 – ‘California Gurls’ MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video
- 2015 – MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction
- 2016 – BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award
- 2018 – Diva Look Independent Music Award for Best Song – Rap