After appearing on Dr. Dre's The Chronic album, Snoop Dogg (nee Calvin Broadus Jr.) blew up on the hip-hop scene as a solo artist in 1993 singing "Gin and Juice" with its famoous chorus, "Rolling down the street, smokin' indo, sippin' on gin and juice."
Born on Oct. 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dogg did time for selling cocaine as a teenager, but ultimately decided marijuana was his recreational drug of choice. He's appeared on the cover of High Times three times.
Snoop Dogg has been arrested six times on marijuana charges - twice in Burbank, California; and once each in Stockholm, Oslo, New York and Sierra Blanca, Texas. He was sentenced to 960 hours of community service for the Burbank charges.
In 2008 interviews, he told Larry King he was under the influence of medical marijuana and declared on The View: "I need to have medical marijuana in my life."
In addition to his prodigious musical output, he's appeared in numerous movies, including The Wash, Soul Plane, Half Baked, Mac + Devin Go to High School and The Beach Bum.
Snoop was featured in a 2006 episode of Weeds, rapping about the MILF weed. He's starred in his own reality show, Fatherhood, on E!, Dogg After Dark on MTV, The Joker's Wild on TBS and Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner on VH1.
Snoop has released 20 albums since his debut in 1993. After experiencing an "awakening," he transformed into reggae artist Snoop Lion in 2012. The album and documentary, both named Reincarnated, were released in 2013. He received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album. His latest album, MISSIONARY, came out in 2022.
His 2008 album, Ego Tripping', featured "My Medicine" with Willie Nelson. He joined Nelson for "Roll Me Up" on the country legend's 2012 album, Heroes.
Snoop Dogg is an industry unto himself. His net worth is estimated at $150 million. He's had a hand in starting Leafs by Snoop; the website Merry Jane; the investment fund Casa Verde; and Broadus Foods with Master P. The rapper's often seen on TV commercials promoting products like Corona Light.
Snoop is married to Shante Broadus. They have three children and live in the Los Angeles area.