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Snoop Dogg juggles names, creative ventures over course of his career

Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Doggy Dogg.

Snoop Lion.

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

Over the course of his career, rapper Snoop Dogg has juggled names and creative ventures.

Read on to learn how the rapper, who will headline two shows at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Thursday and Friday, spends his time in and outside the studio.

The Musician

After appearing on Dr. Dre’s debut studio album “The Chronic” in 1992, Snoop Dogg released his own debut studio album, “Doggystyle,” the next year.

A success from the get-go, the album entered the Billboard 200 in the top spot and would go on to be included in roundups like the Source’s list of the 100 best rap albums and Rolling Stone’s list of essential recordings of the ’90s.

Since then, Snoop Dogg has released 15 more records, most recently a gospel album titled “Bible of Love,” three EPs, four collaborative albums and nearly two dozen EPs.

He is set to release “I Wanna Thank Me” later this year.

The Actor

Snoop Dogg has appeared as himself in dozens of TV shows and movies, but he also has quite the résumé as an actor.

Snoop has appeared in “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Monk” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” as well as films like “Bones,” “The Wash,” “Racing Stripes,” “Scary Movie 5” and “The Beach Bum,” which was released in March.

He has voiced parts on the big and small screen, as well as in several video games.

Snoop created his own production company, Snoopadelic Films, in 2005.

The Award Winner

Snoop Dogg has added countless trophies to his mantel, including two MTV Video Music Awards, two Soul Train Music awards, five Source awards, a BET award, a MOBO award, an American Music award and three Billboard Year-End Chart awards.

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and has been nominated for 17 Grammys.

The Chef

Since his first appearance on “Martha” in November 2008 when the pair prepared mashed potatoes, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart have become great friends, shouting each other out on social media and appearing together on shows like “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Ellen” and their own “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” which is now in its third season.

“I’ve never met anyone like Martha Stewart,” Snoop Dogg told Rolling Stone in 2016. “When we come together, it’s a natural combination of love, peace and harmony.”

Last year, Snoop Dogg released “From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen.”

The World Record Holder

On May 27, 2018, at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, Snoop Dogg, Warren G and “Top Chef” winner Michael Voltaggio set the Guinness World Record for the largest Paradise cocktail.

The “Gin and Juice” drink was more than 132 gallons and contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice, according to tweets from Guinness.

The drink was finished with a pink umbrella, a giant straw and melon on a sword.

The Cannabis Connoisseur

The year 2015 was a big one for Snoop Dogg and marijuana. In April, he became a minority investor in Eaze, a weed-delivery startup.

In October, he launched Merry Jane, a digital media business that focuses on marijuana-related news.

And in November, Snoop Dogg launched Leafs by Snoop, a line of branded marijuana products including flowers, concentrates and edibles.

The List Goes On

Snoop Dogg also is a certified football coach and often gives back to various communities. In recent years, he’s helped with Thanksgiving turkey distributions in Inglewood, California, and hosted a “Hoops 4 Flint” fundraiser in 2016 to bring clean water to Flint, Michigan.

Snoop Dogg performs at State Farm Arena on Jan. 5 in Atlanta. (Paul R. Giunta / Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
Snoop Dogg performs at State Farm Arena on Jan. 5 in Atlanta. (Paul R. Giunta / Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)

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