As of the month of August 2022, Snoop Dogg has a whopping $150,000,000 in assets at his disposal.
He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor known professionally as “Snoop Dogg.” The full name of Snoop Dogg is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., but that’s a mouthful, so he goes by Snoop.
One of the wealthiest rappers in the world, his net worth is $150 million. How did Snoop get here, and what can we learn from his success story?
In 1992, Dr. Dre was given a mixtape on which Snoop appeared. Dre was delighted by the footage and offered Snoop a chance to try out for the role.
Dr. Dre became Snoop Dogg’s coach and instructed him on how to improve his rapping. Later that year, Snoop worked with Dr. Dre on his album The Chronic, which served as a springboard for Snoop’s wildly successful solo career.
Snoop Dogg’s first album, Doggystyle, was a smash hit, and he has since gone on to even greater success as a recording artist. 2012 saw the release of Snoop Dogg’s first song under his new alias, Snoop Lion, a reggae album.
With over 35 million records sold, he is now one of the most successful musicians in the world. Money talks and Snoop Dogg is rumored to be worth around $150 million as of August 2022.
The Early Life of Cordozar Born on October 20th, 1971, in Long Beach, California is the man known as Calvin Broadus. Three months after the birth of their son, Snoop, Vernall, and Beverly divorced.
His dad was rarely there for him. He has a stepfather now because his mom remarried. His mother and stepfather gave him the nickname Snoopy because of his devotion to the Peanuts comic strip. Of his mother’s three boys, he was the secondborn.
During his early years, Snoop began to perform at the Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church, both vocally and on the piano. He started rapping while he was in the sixth school. When he was younger, Calvin helped support his family by selling candies, delivering newspapers, and bagging groceries.
The mother tried her best to keep him out of gangs and on the football field and in the choir, but he turned to gangs and street life when he was a teenager. He belonged to the Eastside Long Beach gang, the Rollin’ 20s Crips.
Very soon after he finished high school, he was arrested for cocaine possession. was in and out of prison for the following three years.
Snoop, along with his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil’ 1/2 Dead and his friend Warren G, made some dope homemade tapes. A reference to the Long Beach area code inspired their group name. Dr. Dre heard one of Snoop’s earliest solo freestyle songs, “Hold On,” on a mixtape.
He was so taken with Snoop’s talent that he invited him to audition and put him in touch with NWA member group The D.O.C., who instructed Snoop on how to better organize his lyrics into verses, hooks, and choruses.
Infamous record label “Death Row”
The Chronic, Dr. Dre’s first studio album, featured contributions from Snoop Dogg and reached #3 on the Billboard 200. This boosted Snoop’s visibility as an artist, and his followers eagerly awaited new material from him.
Snoop finally released his first studio album, Doggystyle, to satisfied fans in 1993. It reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart and is widely considered one of the best albums of all time.
His original style and effortless delivery influenced other modern rappers from the West Coast. Snoop’s fame skyrocketed after the release of the album, and he and the late Tupac Shakur became the public faces of Death Row Records, which rose to become one of the most successful record companies in Hip Hop.
Snoop was arrested for murder in 1995 despite his widespread fame, indicating that he was still deeply embedded in the criminal underworld.
Although the accusations were dismissed, the rapper and the record label nevertheless paid a high price for the rapper’s association with a criminal street gang.
Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was indicted for racketeering the year after Tupac’s murder. Snoop’s second studio album, The Doggfather, would be released in the midst of this upheaval.
Despite the negative impact on album sales, this experience ultimately helped Snoop recognize the need for positive personal growth.
Snoop was concerned that he was heading in the wrong direction and would soon be dead or behind bars. His friendship with Death Row would end, and he would look for a fresh start somewhere.
When Snoop finally made the decision to change labels in 1998, it was to Master P’s No limit Records. He planned to uproot Louisiana to begin making music with Master P.
Upon signing with No Limit, Snoop released his debut studio album titled The Game is to Be Sold, Not to be Told. The album was especially significant because it was Snoop’s debut release under his new moniker, Snoop Dogg, as his contractual obligations with Death Row required him to do so.
Although it did not receive the same praise as his first two albums, Snoop proved once again that he was a global phenomenon by selling millions of copies of this record. Snoop would abandon his former “gangsta” image in favor of a “pimp” one.
He released two more albums in 1999 and 2000 with this new sound under No Limit: No Limit Top Dogg and the last meal. Snoop had remade himself as a rapper, and Death Row was soon forgotten.
Since the year 2000, Snoop has released over 20 studio albums and EPs. His albums have done reasonably well, which has allowed him to stay active in the rap scene. Like Lil Dicky, Eminem, and Drake, he has worked with other rappers.
Snoop’s fame has allowed him to try out new things as time has gone on.