In 1996, he changed his name to Snoop Dogg when he left his record label Death Row Records and signed with No Limit Records.
Snoop was a gang member of the Rollin 20's Crips and soon became a cocaine trafficker. This made him a revolving resident of prison for the three years after he graduated high school. While in prison with the older members of the Crips, they knew talent when they saw it; therefore, they pushed Snoop to be a rapper instead of a street hustler. This is where he became a rap singer and produced some of his tapes with his cousins.
With Dr. Dre's help, they worked on the theme song for the movie Deep Cover and then went on to Dr Dre's debut solo album "The Chronic". Snoop then recorded DoggyStyle with Dr Dre in 1993, but while recording it he was arrested in the death of Phillip Woldermarian, a rival gang member. Snoop was defended by David Kenner and his bodyguard was defended by Johnnie Cochran. They were both acquitted however; Snoop was tangled up in the legal system for three more years. He went on to make a video, "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted' portraying what rappers had to deal with as a result of the concurrent criminal prosecutions. When DoggyStyle was released, it became the first album ever to enter the charts as number one.
In 1994, a movie about Snoops murder trial was released called, "Murder was the case". Then later when Dr Dre left Death Row records and Snoop could not because of an ironclad contract, he refused to make anything else until his contract expired.
Snoop Dogg went on to record several more hits and starred in a few films but what everyone talks about is how many times he has gotten into trouble. He has been arrested at least ten more times for fighting, disorderly conduct, and drugs. Well Snoop will be Snoop!
Snoop Dogg Songs. MP3 & Video
No THANG ON ME Featuring Bootsy Collins
I LOVE TO GIVE YOU LIGHT
GIRL LIKE U Featuring Nelly
UPS & DOWNS Featuring The Bee Gees
PASS IT PASS IT
SNOOP D.O. DOUBLE G
I'M THREW WITCHU Featuring Soopafly
OH NO Featuring 50 Cent
FRESH PAIR OF PANTIES ON
PERFECT Featuring Charlie Wilson
STEP YO GAME UP Featuring Lil' Jon & Trina
Candy (Drippin' Like Water)
Which One Of You
I Wanna Love You
Beat Up On Yo Pads