Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known as Snoop Dogg (formerly Snoop Doggy Dogg),and more recently Snoop Lion (adopted after his conversion to Rastafarianism), is an American rapper. He is a gangsta rap pioneer, working with Dr. Dre to popularize the genre in the early 1990s.
Snoop Dogg was arrested on August 25, 1993, in connection with the murder of Philip Woldemariam. Snoop Dogg claimed his bodyguard had shot Woldemariam in self-defense. Both Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard were acquitted.
Snoop Dogg is quite open about his drug use, especially about his use of marijuana. He is a libertarian and an advocate of marijuana use. But he also hypocritically supports gun control, even though he performs a style of music which frequently glorifies violence and gang warfare (including gun use).
- "No Guns Allowed" by Snoop Lion featuring Drake and Cori B.; released 2 April 2013 on http://noisey.vice.com/music-video-premieres/snoop-lion-ft-drake-and-cori-b-no-guns-allowed