Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Doggy Dogg simply become more Snoop Dogg, born October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles. It is the second in a family of three children, and should this nickname to his parents who found that his head was reminiscent of a dog Snoopy. Child, his life revolves around the local Baptist church, where he plays the piano, sings in a choir of young people and is a member of the basketball team, in fact it seems he was an excellent athlete and that he could have a career. At the age of 15, he moved with his family to North Long Beach and began to give concerts of rap at school. But at 18, he began to hang around with the Crips, one of the major gangs in Los Angeles. And shortly after graduating from secondary school, he was arrested for possession and sale of cocaine, which condemned him to one year in prison. Then 3 years where he was regularly imprisoned and then finds meaning in life by taking refuge in music, beginning with rapper stories of his co-detainees.
On leaving, Snoop Dogg begins by recording his first demo tapes with his friends from high school Warren G and Nate Dogg; under the name of 213 group, named after the former postcode Long Beach City, and sold them in the bins a store busy VIP Records. But Warren G is the half-brother of Dr. Dre, a member of the group NWA Compton, decided to make him listen to a cassette of their, and Dre was very impressed by the style of Snoop and his voice so special and decided to cooperate with him. It was in 1992 and his first discographic will be on the soundtrack of the film Deep Cover (with Jeff Goldblum and Lawrence Fishburne) on the song "Deep Cover" (187) produced by Dr. Dre, it will raise a genuine buzz around Snoop Dogg. But especially in the same year, with the first solo album by Dr. Dre "The Chronic" was released on the label Death Row, that the world will discover the voice and inimitable trailing dog Long Beach. It will be present on several songs including the legendary "Nuthin 'But a' G 'Thang" and "Fuckin' Wit 'Dre Day" which allow access to a real notoriety in the mid Hip Hop.
This recognition will motivate them to register earlier than scheduled his first solo album "Doggystyle", but in 1993 when he was in the studio he was arrested and accused of being an accomplice in the murder of a man, Philip Woldemariam. According to the charges, on August 25, 1993 his bodyguard, McKinley Lee, allegedly shot Woldemariam while Snoop was driving the vehicle. Snoop then pleaded self-defence, arguing that the victim was continuing and traquait since 2 days. After an appearance at the MTV Music Awards in 1993, he went to the authorities.
After numerous delays, "Doggystyle" was finally launched in November 1993 on the label Death Row and became the first album in history to enter directly number one in the charts. Despite some criticism that describe the disk as a copy of "The Chronic", the album remains at the top of the charts for weeks through the tubes irresistible "Is not No Fun," "Gin & Juice", or l 'inevitable' Who Am I (What's My Name)? , "Which extensively sample" Atomic Dog "by George Clinton, and thus discovered worldwide, the G-Funk, a mixture of funky beats and bass-laden flood of words evoking the life of every day in the ghettos of Los Angeles. But his journey is not finished, because in 1994 during a tour British local newspapers and a deputy demanded that the government expel the rapper in the country because of his legal trouble. But Snoop actually inspired abstraction and even his trial coming to make a short film based on a song from his album "Murder Was The Case," a BO even accompany this project. At that time, sales of "Doggystyle" meeting four million copies, which is four times platinum.
In 1995, Snoop Dogg had some collaborations on the album including the Dogg Pound "Dogg Food", but spent most of this year to prepare for his trial finally began in early 1996. His defence is provided by Johnny Cochran, who did wonders for OJ Case Simpson, and therefore récidiva in February 1996 because Snoop Dogg enjoys an acquittal and was laundered by the courts of all charges. Dr. Dre would have had to testify in favor of Snoop for his trial, but it did not come, which created a quarrel between the two of them, more 2Pac also criticize the conduct of Dr. Dre what rush him to leave the label Death Row.
During the year 96, Snoop posed on the double album, "All Eyez On Me" from his friend 2Pac and polishes his second solo album, which will obviously without the participation of Dr. Dre, and which takes place in an atmosphere burdensome since 2Pac died a few weeks before its release. "Tha Doggfather", which is dédicassé to his friend died, fate finally in November 1996, at a time or gangsta rap is declining; sales fall painfully and reach two million copies, and thus earned his second album moderate success. Snoop then left ill-term Death Row and decides to join with another contractor, but this time from New Orleans, Master P is the Boss label No Limit Records. He was released in 1997 his first album No Limit "Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told", but despite the hits as "Snoop World", "Woof!", "Still AG Thang" album was ignored by the fans and critics who do not like the new style of southern Snoop Dogg, and preferred the sound of his voice against a backdrop of G-Funk. But its coast popularity does not weaken, and can be found on many featurings and good numbers of big American TV shows.
In 1999, he released his 4th solo album, and therefore its 2nd at No Limit "No Limit Top Dogg." Also poorly received by critics that his previous State is not appreciated by the fans, and will mark the return of the collaboration between Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg which produce songs like "Bitch Please", "Just Dippin 'or' Buck 'Em." This album also shows its change of view since the beginning of her career, and this is no longer just the same gangsta rapper 1992, it also became a businessman. Also the same year he appeared on 4 songs masterly deDr album. Dre 'Chronic 2001 "on hits like" Next Episode "or" Still DRE ". Snoop Dogg then decided to set up her own label, Doggystyle Records, and the first to benefit from this support is none other than the group that he has just created with Tray Deee and Goldie Loc under the name of Tha Eastsidaz. And in 2000 they released under the same label the album "Tha Eastsidaz" to be certified platinum a few months after. In November 2000, he signed and the hard fate of a new group of three girls this time, the Doggy's Angels, but it was a real flop.
But at that time the his former label Death Row Records still holds the rights to break albums by Snoop Dogg with unreleased tracks, and thus make money on his back. And then he was going to break his 5th solo album, Snoop is ahead by his former team, which launches in the bins at the end of 2000 the album "Dead Man Walkin '." Finally it was in December 2000 that "Tha Last Meal" was born and therefore that his contract with No Limit ends, with continued production and mixing by Dre, and there are also all over the gratin of Westcoast Kokane to MC Ren through Nate Dogg and Lady Of Rage that allowed the album to flow in the first few weeks to more than 400000 copies. Then many sorties as the new album the group Tha Eastsidaz "Ducez 'N Trayz: the Old-Fashioned Way", which experienced less successful than the first, a Best Of Death Row released by Death Row' s Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits "with a few new surcharge, and in mid-2002 releases compile artists signed to his label DoggyStyle Records Doggy Style Allstars: Welcome to Tha House, Vol. 1. He is seen also increasingly on the big screen, "Bones," "Training Day," "The Wash," "Baby Boy".
In 2002, Snoop made his come back with "Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo $ $", which is his first solo album on his own label where you find good numbers of guests as Nate Dogg, Kokane, Warren G, Jay-Z, Lil Half Dead, Goldie Loc, The Dramatics, Redman, Pharell Williams. A very personal album where Snoop is trying out a different sort who pulled more from its beginnings, leaving aside Dre to work with The Neptunes, the producers of the most sought its compound when two tubes "From Da Chuuch To Da Palace "and" Beautiful "which will turn loop over the airwaves in the summer of 2003. Present also known as producers Just Blaze, FredWreck, DJ Premier,...
For his 7th album R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece released in 2004, Snoop continues to work with The Neptunes. Although this is not the taste of its fans know it from their union nevertheless a huge commercial success especially through the tube "Drop It Like It's Hot" Pharell feat, but there is also the collaboration of artists like Justin Timberlake, Charlie Wilson , 50 Cent, Lil Jon, Nelly,... After a tour in France in 2005, Snoop should meet on the stage and studio with Dre for a new project, and we should also see and hear in the cinema shortly Coach Snoop and lined the voice of a cartoon character in Arthur and the Minimoys the next film by Luc Besson.
Born February 18, 1965 in Compton, Andrew Young grew up in the cities pavillonnaires of Compton, Los Angeles. Male sage of the family, his mother offered him for his 18 years kit DJ. A clicker that will have a huge impact on his life and especially for the Hip Hop in totality. For it is well behind its levers that for over 15 years that Dr Dre manages his career and that of many other artists and rap as a whole. The story of a living legend.
During the 80 years, Dré borrows nickname Doctor Dre as he is part of a group of South Central funk, World Klass Wreckin Crew. In 1986, he met Ice Cube and Eazy-E, the one who had just found his own label Ruthless Records history of criminal money, the trio formed outgoing 'NWA & The Posse'. The three people and MC Ren, DJ Yella and in 1988 formed the formation final Niggaz Wit Attitude and lâchèrent in the bins one of the first large disks of gangsta rap: 'Straight Outta Compton', where Dr Dre lies between production and rap. On funky moods, what bothers: gang violence, drugs, sluts. The senior trying to silence the group that generates a huge success and are talking about them anywhere in the world because of their flagship song "Fuck Tha Police". The following year, Dre was decided to produce a new value: The DOC, also sponsored by Ruthless Records.
A little young and naive despite their recognition, Ice Cube left the group in 1989, leaving the other NWA Record without him in 1990 the successor 'Efil4zaggin. Dr Dre continues its productions swollen funk California but also tried to leave the group, feeling the scam their manager Jerry Heller. He met in 1991 when Suge Knight, a member of the Bloods gang and ex-football player was converted into a Red Baron. Nobody knows where the money came from that has enabled the two protagonists to create the mythical label Death Row Records. Threatening, Suge would even deterred a manager for NWA Dr Dre to leave under threat of death.
Meanwhile, Dré meeting Snoop Doggy Dogg through his half-brother Warren G. He convinces rapper on their first duet "Deep Cover" still in 1991, before inviting him on his first solo album in 1992, the classic among classics' The Chronic '. Great album Westcoast, launching a new wave sound called G Funk, Dr Dre conquered the charts and the airwaves with "Let Me Ride", "Dre Day" on which he attacks Eazy-E and "Is not Nuttin But AG Thang. " Dr. pump in groups of funk on the west coast (Roger Troutman, George Clinton,...), which has enabled the Westcoast to have a sound own identity with the gangsta funk. Many artists still unknown at the time can be found on 'The Chronic': Dat Nigga Daz () 1993, he launched Snoop Doggy Dogg solo gavant fans G Funk and selling millions of 'DoggyStyle', enriching their label Death Row. Until 1994, he worked in the production of mythical soundtracks like 'Above The Rim' or better, 'Murder Was The Case' which is extracted "Natural Born Killaz" with Ice Cube. In 1995, Dr. Ice allowed a huge a publicity stunt for his film Friday, participating in the soundtrack to "Keep Their Head Ringin '.
Then 2Pac made its appearance in 1996 and Dr Dre felt the wind change to its disadvantage. Despite the success bequeathed by the Californian anthem "California Love," behind the scenes, and Pac Dré were not really friends because of a history of instrumental credited to his name (although this was that Daz Dillinger produced). Indeed, the Cali instrumental "Love" was to be used for 'The Chronic 2. Dre does over the direction of Death Row, led by Suge Knigh and more, his protégé Snoop Doggy Dogg reprimanded him not to participate in his trial. It was the drop of water that breaks the camel's back fit, and half of Death Row Records label with the left half of the gains, a few hundred million dollars. This money will be used to set up his own label with Interscope: Aftermath. A page in the history of Westcoast has been turned.
1996 and 1997, Dr Dre lives Production singular: Nas ( "Nas Is Coming"), Blackstreet ( "No Diggity"), Ras Kass ( "Ghetto Fabulous"),... without pocketing the jackpot. Besides Nas had the idea with the Trackmasters, and Foxy Brown, AZ and Nature, to produce the project by Dr. The Firm. Prime bide. The doctor instructed to produce a compilation comprising Mel Man, RC, King Tee, 'Dr Dre presents The Aftermath'. Like 'The Firm', the critics were wrong, and only the single "Been There Done That" out of the lot. 2nd bide and wholesale shift to empty. However, a good point was scored when Dr. fit peace with Snoop Dogg and he produced the hit "Bitch Please", in 1999.
Aftermath patauge again until Dr Dre discovered a cassette with a white-beaked on the cover by the name of Eminem. Captivated by the multiple talents of the MC, he signed in 1999 and live in the heat of the sort 'The Slim Shady LP' with the success that it did. Silver returning, Dr Dre began to work its true 2nd solo album, 'Chronic 2001', released in late 1999. Success comes to the doctor-producer through songs as catchy and memorable as those of 'Chronic' first name: "The Next Episode," "Still DRE," Forgot About Dre »,... Apart from Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Eminem, the guests are part of course, of the best hopes of Westcoast: Kurupt, Xzibit, Knoc Turnal, Kokane, Six-2,... Filed classic.
2000 and 2001 were years of loaded for consultations since Dr Dre produced albums of Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Eminem artist, etc.... Dre with Snoop also made his first appearance on the big screen with 'The Wash', hence signing the soundtrack, which will extract "Bad Intentions" with his new pertussis Knoc Turnal. 2002, it finally found a singer r & b certain talent, the rare pearl, Truth Hurts and enabled this former opera singer an international success with "Addictive" (produced by DJ Quik). By featuring this extract is a legend on the East Coast, Rakim, his new signature. An album but was soon called 'Oh My God' would never be released, because of a perfectionist Dr Dre too. Also that year, he moves closer to a rapper who had already made a 'stage' in Aftermath: Eve. He again and he signs a tube, "Blow Ya Mind." No doubt, Dré is once again the top producer, is sought by many rappers: Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, DJ Quik...
Eminem becoming more autonomous, Dr Dre and took him in hand the burden to produce the hottest rapper in New York: 50 Cent. The connection Shady / Aftermath forms birth and the first album of Fifty: 'Get Rich Of Dye Tryin', which was a phenomenal success with the hit "In Da Club" produced by Dr Dre in person. With G Unit, which will provide the infernal triangle prevailing on the rap game with Def Jam. Always eager to find talent, signatures on its label Eve and Busta Rhymes (and the ouster of Rakim and Truth Hurts excluding Brooklyn and Joe Beast) does not suffice: Dr Dre would produce a rapper from the same district that Him: Compton. This has been done in late 2003, when he signed The Game, the former protégé of JT The Bigga Figga. In partnership with the G Unit for the marketing coup, it balance this young rapper at the top of the charts with tubes such as "Westside Story" and "How We Do". Apart from his new colt, Dr Dre also produces' Encore 'Eminem (released in late 2004), and' The Massacre 'by 50 Cent with two,' The Documentary 'Game in 2005.
In addition to all this, Dr Dre actually thought to engage only in the production of its artists, and in return leave the rap aside. But when he failed to be stab Vibe Awards in 2004, he changed his mind in order to give substance to 'Detox', the much anticipated 3rd album. Not too discs Busta and Eve, or better, which all fans dream: a disc for Ice Cube and an album / duet with Snoop Dogg.