Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. was born and raised in Long Beach, California.
Snoop was a reported member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang in the Eastside of Long Beach. He was cousins with Nate Dogg and Lil' ½ Dead. He was also good friends with Warren G.
Together they recorded albums that got noticed by Rap Giant Dr Dre. Dr. Dre and Snoop collaborated to create perhaps one of the most important rap albums of all times..."The Chronic."
He later went on to record "Doggystyle" and "Tha-Doggfather" both successful enough to cement him into American history as a cultural icon.