Alright, so when he started he used to go by Snoop Doggy Dogg later he dropped the Doggy part to become Snoop Dogg. But what many fans did not know is that the Snoop nome de guerre came actually from his early passion for the Peanuts cartoon and Snoopy. His mom therefore gave him the nickname of Snoop. But, Snoop has come a long way. He’s a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, record producer, actor and hip-hopreneur. In addition, Snoop is also known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene where he’s highly revered as one of Dr. Dre’s proteges.
Back in high school in Long Beach, California, Snoop had his runs with the law. In fact, he was later convicted for cocaine trafficking and served six months at the Wayside County Jail. The young aspiring rapper was also a member of a local Crips gang in Long Beach. And most recently, on September 12, 2008, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship lifted a ban against Snoop entering the country and granted him a visa to tour Australia. Prior to this, Australia had denied an entry visa to Snoop on grounds of Snoop’s prior criminal convictions.
Snoop Dogg has now a new television show entitled “Dogg After Dark” that premiered last February on MTV. The debut featured everyone from Paris Hilton to new up and coming rapper Kid Cudi. The tv show features interviews with celebrities, sketch comedy segments and musical performances. No doubt about it, the Dogg keeps himself busy. As for touring this year, Snoop Dogg will be heading out South to Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Lousiana, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Virginia. And, if you can’t wait for the Dogg to perform in a hood near you then you’re more than welcome to sing to Red Karaoke collection of Snoop Dogg hits.