Ever since he cannonballed into the music scene, Snoop Dogg has been evolving and has established himself as one of the biggest pop and gangsta rap sensations the industry has ever seen. He made his first outing on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic after he was discovered by the legendary rapper and music producer, and that record helped set the stage for the fame that was to follow. Having been active in the music scene for nearly three decades, Snoop Dogg’s age often leaves people guessing.
With 14 studio albums to his name and millions of records sold, over 32 film credits, numerous appearances on television shows, as well as video games, no one can deny how hardworking and talented Snoop Dogg is. The West Coast superstar is best known for his rap projects: Doggstyle, the first debut record to chart at number one on the Billboard 200, The Doggfather, and Reincarnated.
Despite Snoop Dogg’s age, the Rap Hall of Famer is still making waves as an artist and collaborating with other musicians to create hit songs. He is loved and respected by hip-hop fans everywhere. Interestingly, Snoop is the celebrity who has the highest number of Grammy nominations (17 and counting) without winning a single one, yet.
Snoop Dogg’s Background
The hip-hop icon was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, California, on 20th October 1971. Going by this date, Snoop Dogg’s age would be 49 by October 2020.
He is the son of Vernell Varnado and Beverley Tate. His parents separated when he was little and he went to live with his mother but remained in contact with his dad. Snoop got his love for music from his dad who was also a musician, albeit a struggling one. Vernell worked at the post office until Snoop struck fame and asked him to quit his job. His mother is a preacher who used to be employed at the McDonnell-Douglas aerospace company.
Although he is the only child of his father, Snoop Dogg has two younger brothers named Jerry Wesley Carter and Bing Worthington Jr. from his mother’s subsequent marriage to Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr.
His Marriage to Shante Taylor
Many celebrities who are around Snoop Dogg’s age tend to have a very long and complicated relationship history. However, the rapper skipped all that by falling in love and marrying his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor. He met her during one of the school’s football games and immediately decided she was the one for him.
The couple got married on June 12, 1997. However, they filed for divorce in 2004, citing mutual misunderstanding as to the grounds for seeking to split. To the surprise of everyone, Snoop Dogg and Shante remarried again on January 12, 2008.
Shante Broadus, as she is now known, is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, philanthropist, and talent manager. Her management firm is called Boss Lady Entertainment.
Meet Dogg’s Kids
The acclaimed artist has four children, three of whom he shares with his wife, Shante, and an illegitimate child he fathered with Laurie Holmond.
Snoop Dogg’s first son is Corde Broadus who was born on August 21, 1994, three years before his parents tied the knot. Although he could have had a promising career in football as his father wished, Corde decided his path was in the music industry.
Cordell Broadus is Snoop’s second son. He joined the family on February 21, 1997. Like his older sibling, he was also a gifted football player and even won a sports scholarship to UCLA. However, he dropped out to pursue a career in acting, which he eventually gave up after several unsuccessful auditions and became a model. So far, it seems to be working out for him.
The only daughter in the Broadus household is named Cori. She was born on June 22, 1999. She was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus as a child and has since struggled with health issues. Cori is also following in Snoop’s footsteps and is establishing herself in the music industry. She has released a single titled Do My Thang.
Apparently, Snoop Dogg cheated on his wife in the past and one of those extramarital affairs resulted in the birth of Julian Corrie Broadus in 1998. The father and son were estranged until 2007 when they met and reconnected. Julian also has plans to make it in music.