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      20.05.2002 23:46
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      The Story of Snoop Doggy Dogg (Calvin Broadus) Nicknamed Snoop by his mother because of his appearance, Calvin Broadus (b. October 20, 1972) was raised in Long Beach, California, where he frequently ran into trouble with the law. Not long after his high school graduation, he was arrested for possession of cocaine, beginning a period of three years where he was often imprisoned. He found escape from a life of crime through music.. Snoop Dogg began recording homemade tapes with his friend Warren G, who just happened to be the step-brother of N.W.A.'s Dr. Dre. Warren G gave a tape to Dre, who was very impressed with Snoop's style and later got in contact with Snoop to embark on his first chance at a solo career. This of course was the theme song for the film Deep Cover, which kicked off a craze when Dr Dre Released his debut album ‘The Chronic’ on Death Records late in 1992. The ridiculously obvious named album took Snoop to the top of the rap chart and he quickly became the most famous star in mainstream rap this was partially to do with his cool, slow rapping style which impressed the boys and wowed the girls, it also had something to do with his constant string of criminal activities which Snoop included in his songs. Snoop rapped as much as Dr Dre, his cool lyrics were as important to the record as were the P-funk bass groves. Dr. Dre's singles "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" and "Dre Day," which featured Snoop, became a Top 10 hit in the spring of 1993, setting the stage for Snoop Doggy Dogg's much awaited debut album, ‘Doggystyle’ . Whilst Snoop was recording the album with his producer Dr Dre Snoop was arrested in connection with a Drive-by-shooting, snoops bodyguard Mckinley Lee shot Phillip Woldermarian as snoop drove the car. Snoop claimed it was self defence as the victim was stalking him. There were many delays but eventually ‘Doggystyle’was released. Now as the embodiment of '90s gangsta rap, Snoop Doggy Dogg blurred the lines between reality and fiction. When Snoop was arrested on charges of being an accomplice to murder it only boosted his ego, which almost certainly helped the sales of his debut album Doggystyle (1993), Doggystyle became the first debut album to enter the charts at number one. In 1994 and 1995 Snoop faced more criminal charges, this was now seriuosly hindering his career. Despite reviews that claimed the album was a carbon copy of The Chronic, the Top 10 singles "What's My Name?" and "Gin & Juice" kept Doggystyle at the top of the charts during early 1994, as did the considerable controversy over Snoops arrest and his lyrics, which were accused of being exceeding violent and sexist. During an English tour in the spring of 1994, tabloids and a Tory minister pleaded for the government to kick the rapper out of the country, largely based on his arrest. Snoop exploited his impending trial by shooting a short film based on the Doggystyle song "Murder Was the Case," and releasing an accompanying soundtrack which debuted at number one in 1994. By that time, Doggystyle had gone quadruple platinum. . Snoop Dogg spent much of 1995 preparing for the case, which finally went to trial in late 1995. In February of 1996, he was cleared of all charges and he began working on his second album, this time without Dr. Dre's as producer. Nevertheless, when The Doggfather was finally released in November 1996, it beared all the evidence of a Dr. Dre-produced, G-funk record. The album was greeted with mixed reviews, and it initially sold well, but it failed to produce a hit along the lines of "What's My Name?" and "Gin & Juice." Part of the reason of the moderate success of The Doggfather was the decline of gangsta rap. 2pac Shakur, who had become a friend of Snoop Dogg during 1996, died weeks before the release of The Doggfather, Dr
      . Dre had left Death Row to his partner Suge Knight, who was indicted on racketeering charges by the end of 1996. Consequently, Snoops second album got lost in the shuffle, stalling at sales of two million, which was disappointing for a superstar. Perhaps sensing something was wrong, Snoop began to revamp his public image, moving away from his gangsta roots towards a calmer lyrical aesthetic. He also began making gestures toward the rock community, signing up to tour with Lollapalooza 1997 and talking about two separate collaborations with Beck and Marilyn Manson. The solo Da game is to be sold, not to be told , Snoop's first effort for new label No Limit, followed in 1998; No Limit Top Dogg appeared a year later. Conclusion ( a bit rushed but I’ll update soon0 As a child I loved Snoop, because he was original (to me), he swore, he was politcally incorrect, and downright rude, and to top it off the funky basslines were tops. As I grew up and got further into Hip Hop I realised that he was somewhat of a joke. Snoops rythmes are in my opinion mostly made up tripe, if he is that bothered about grewing in the hood and having to turn to crime, why rap about it when he is finally free from the chains of the violent and poor hoods of america, why glorify it!!! I believe his crimes have been set up to make him look the part, why would he have his body guard shoot someone for stalking him!! If he was the big hard gangster he says he is then he would either do it himself or rise above it all, after all he’s the big rich rap star with all the women. The language he uses isn’t to bad as far as swearing goes, but the way he raps about women is horrific. Overall I think he is a joke, I recenlty saw him on TV, where he was talking about the porn films he’s been making, and then how he wants to make kids TV!!!! And he was dressed like a pimp!! What an idiot!!!!

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        21.07.2001 02:38

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        without Deathrow..Snoop anit anything...2 words 4 him..suge knigfht!!!! - Advantages: he used 2b good, he still has it in him 2 rhyme tyte, help pioneer g funk - Disadvantages: jumoed hsip, he is a dead man walking.....go suge, he is on Dre's D***

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        24.06.2001 19:43
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        As the embodiment of '90s gangsta rap,snoop doggy dogg blurred the line's between reality and fiction. Introduced to the world through Dr Dre's "the cronic",snoop dogg quickly became the most famous star in rap,partially because of his drawled rhyming and partially because the violence that his lyrics implied seemed real,especially after he was arrested on charges of being a murder accoplice. The arrest certainly strenthened his myth,and helped his first album in 1993 "Doggystyle" become a hit. Nicknamed Snoop by his mother because of his appearance. Snoop's real name is Calvin Broadus was born on 20th October 1970. He was raised in long beach,california,where he often ran into trouble with the law. He found escape from a life of crime through music. DISCOGRAPHY; 1993-DOGGYSTYLE 1996-THA DOGGFATHER 1998-DA GAME IS TO BE SOLD NOT TO BE TOLD 1999-TOP DOGG 2000-THA LAST MEAL 2001-DOGGYSTYLE (2001) 2001-DOGGFATHER 2001-DUCES AND TRAYS His tones are that of witty,confident,thuggish,druggy and rebellious. SNOOP has got three kids and has been married for ten years.

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          06.06.2001 06:01

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          the doggy is a mad rapper the best thing about him is his hair. he always have different ones from every 1 else, it's wicked cause it's his idea. and do u no what is the best part about him? him smoking. the way he smokes is proper, the cigar, the skunk, pot, crack. u name it. his last video snoop doo is a bad tune and video, the matey was born to have fun. The matey is a loney, the way he looks, do u think he has kids? he looks like he don't have kids but infact he has 3. 2 boys and a girl. the matey looks like a druggie proper!

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          22.05.2001 22:19
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          Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Father all names for the single most talented hip-hop artist to walk Long Beach California, Calvin Broadus. Introduced to Dr Dre by Dre's cousin Warren G, when Dre herd a demo tape of the rising youngster Dre signed him straight away. Bursting onto the seen in the early nineties featuring on Dre's solo album "The Chronic" rappering almost as much as Dre. He released his first solo album "Doggystyle" 1993 with huge success, breaking records as it went to number one in the American charts. To help his success he was on tail for murder one, which shot his street cred up. But some said this album was just a carbon copy of Dre's "Chronic", seeing Dre produced the album there was some truth in this. Snoop's second album was released four years later and didn't have any where near the success as its predecessor, this was due to the fact Dre didn't produce it and Snoop's legal court had taken center stage in his life. The album also failed to produce hit tracks such as "Gin n' Juice". Snoop released one more album on Death Row Records "Tha Dogg Father". Snoop left for Master P's label "No limit", announcing himself as a "No limit soldier" to the day he died. Snoop released Top Dogg and Dead Man Walking on No limit. Snoop decided to part ways with No Limit and make his own label "Dogg House" which he released his latest album "The Last Meal" on. 2000 also was a momentous year with Snoop, Dre, Slim Shady and Ice Cube went on the "The Up In Smoke " dour with was a great victory for rap and the westcoast.

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            15.03.2001 20:17
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            Snoop Dogg, otherwise known as Calvin Broadus was introduced to back in the early nineties by the living legend known as Dr Dre. Snoops first taste of success came on Dre's album 'The Chronic' back in 1992, he featured heavily on a majority of the tracks and was instantly tipped to a major player in the rap world. His first solo album 'Doggystlye' reached number one in the album charts almost instantly and remained in the top spot for several weeks until being pushed off, but it remained high in the charts for several months. This album was also the first debut album to ever go to number 1, making music history in Snoop's name. Doggstyle was and still is an awesome album although many of the tracks featured the same music as in Dre's 'The Chronic', not that this matter much because Snoops approach to his music was more laid back than Dre, and this made his music easier to listen too and brought humour into the game. Snoops following 3 albums, 'Tha Dogg Father', 'No Limit Top Dogg' and 'The Game is to be Sold not to be Told' didn't get any where near the popularity of 'Doggystyle' and it was thought for a while that Snoops career may have been over. Snoop left the rap scene for a while to set up his own record label and signing 'Tha Eastsidaz', again Snoop features heavily on the cd and brings experience to new boyz and gives them a helping hand, this led to Snoops decision to become a full time producer and make one final album 'Tha Last Meal' Tha Last Meal came out in the winter of 2000 and one was one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Snoops old label 'Deathrow Records' tried to use this fresh interest in Snoop to sell a crappy album named 'Dead Man Walking' which featured old songs that never made it onto albums an weren't worthy of being on any album. Tha Last Meal has been a
            huge success in both the States and in the UK, the single 'Snoop Dogg' was incredibly successful in the singles chart, again in the States and in the UK. The final track on the album 'Yall Gonna Miss Me' is about his life as a rapper and how he feels about 'leaving' the game. Snoops other new signing is the female group 'Doggy's Angels' Who's album 'Pleezbalevit' was also a massive success for only his second self produced album. Talk of an NWA reunion with Snoop in Eazy E's place have been placed on hold with other members of the group tied up in their own ventures in the music and movieworld.

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