Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg and more recently Snoop Lion, is an American hip-hop artist and generally records reggae tracks under the latter moniker. Over his career, Snoop Dog has received twelve Grammy Nominations and has won a BET award, two MTV awards and five Source awards. Named after his father, Calvin grew up in Los Angeles where he was nicknamed “Snoopy” by his parents. Throughout his childhood, he sang in church and made home recorded mixtapes under the name 213. In 1992, one of his recordings made it into the hands of producer Dr. Dre who began working with him on the theme song to the film Deep Cover. The same year, he was featured on Dr. Dre’s album entitled The Chronic and later released his solo album Doggystyle with Death Row Records. The album released at number one, went four times platinum and spawned the chart topping singles “What’s My Name” and “Gin and Juice”. Snoop Dog left Death Row Records to team up with Daz Dillinger and DJ Pooh to produce his second album, The Dogfather, in 1996. It too released at number one and was double platinum by 1997. In 1997, he toured with Lollapalooza and teamed up with bands like Beck and Marilyn Manson to produce hit singles. In 1998, he signed with No Limit Records who produced his next three albums—1998’s Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, 1999’s No Limit Top Dogg and 2000’s The Last Meal. He went on to sign with AMI Records in 2002 to produce Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss and Geffen records in 2004 who produced his next three albums. He eventually became the creative chairman of Priority Records in 2009. In 2012, after traveling in Jamaica, he changed he created the moniker of Snoop Lion, joined the Rastafarian religion and released the album Reincarnated.