Special to CSMS Magazine
For twenty years Calvin Broadus better known as Snoop Dogg has been at the fore front of hip hop. He has been running the rap game for a long time. Most of the people that were in the rap game when he first came out are not even a memory today. Snoop’s smooth talking, laid back, west coast style has captured the hearts of many fans for more than two decades. A very big component that keeps Snoop Dogg relevant in today’s age is the fact that his fan base stretches all around the world. Only a hand full of rappers can claim to have such a large fan bases across the globe. One of which is Tupac Shakur, who was and still is the best selling rapper ever. They were close friends and frequent collaborators. Tupac would be happy to see his good friend finally settled and calmly being the family man he grew to be today.
Growing up on the east side of Long Beach, Ca wasn’t an easy step. But slowly and surely Snoop over came adversity and finally got signed. At the tender age of 20, he released his first album Doggystyle in 1993. It debuted at number one of the billboard charts making it the first hip hop album to ever do so. Making his way into mainstream by making history Snoop Dogg, was ready to take over the music world. Fast forward a couple albums and a few label changes, Snoop Dogg has managed to always stay relevant.
The number of people Snoop has worked with and the diversity of those artists are outstanding. From Jay-Z to Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Dj Kalad, T.I., Akon … etc. The list goes on and on for ever. As a matter of fact, a scientific study did a research that both Snoop and Wyclef were the most well rounded hip-hop artists of all times. In fact, it has been said that Snoop has just as many white fans as he does his black fans. The outpouring of love Snoop receives at his concerts is over whelming.
No matter what snoop manages to do will be successful just by going off his name alone. Weather it be movies , cloths, shoes , video games , or even a snoop GPS system you can rest assured not only will it be successful but it will also be cherished by the world.
Note: Ardain Isma Jr. is a student at Florida State College in Jacksonville.