Snoop Dogg, pseudonym of Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is an American rapper, actor and record producer.
He is known for his melodic flow, also made so by the vocal timbre, for the lyrics tending to give him a gangster image and for his slang, invented by Frankie Smith and The Gap Band in the early eighties and made famous by his friend rapper E-40, where izz or -izzle is added to the end of the word (for example, for shizzle stands for for sure). His musicality has allowed the spread of g-funk, especially in collaboration with colleague Dr. Dre. Over the course of his career he has sold 35 million albums globally.
He was the official presenter of the television program Dogg After Dark, in which big celebrities from the world of show business and entertainment were guests every evening. He is a cousin of rapper Nate Dogg, who died in March 2011. According to some rappers, including Busta Rhymes, he is one of the best on the scene, thanks to his original lyrics and great MC ability from a young age.
He is Sasha Banks' cousin.