Today in Hip Hop history, we celebrate the birth of Snoop Dogg!
One of Hip Hop and pop culture’s most recognizable icons, Snoop Doggy Dogg, The Doggfather, The D-O-Double G, Uncle Snoop was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. in Long Beach, California in 1971.
He rose to become an icon in Hip Hop, as his image and style are synonymous with the West Coast.
Over his 22 album career, Snoop has always played close attention to what's poppin at the time. With every album, Snoop has put together a career of transforming what began with his G-Funk sound.
In honor of this legend we wish him a Happy Birthday.
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