Snoop Dogg gets Australian visa despite petition from women's rights activists

Snoop Dogg gets Australian visa despite petition from women's rights activists

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The rapper will headline Big Day Out, one of Australia's premier music festivals.
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Snoop Dogg and John Kerry, caught on video at the White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- An encounter at the White House between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and rap artist Snoop Dogg, including fist-bumping, has surfaced on the Internet.
Snoop meets John Kerry, exchanges fist bumps

Snoop meets John Kerry, exchanges fist bumps

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- What happens when Snoop Dogg goes to Washington? He fist-bumps the Secretary of State.
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Australia will not deny convicted killer a visa based on character

SYDNEY, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- An English writer convicted of two killings will not be denied an Australian visa based on his character, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday.

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Snoop Dogg to host BET Hip Hop Awards show in Atlanta

Snoop Dogg to host BET Hip Hop Awards show in Atlanta

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Snoop Dogg is to serve as emcee of the BET Hip Hop Awards show in Atlanta next month, producers announced Friday.

Teen sues over school's use of Facebook photo

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., July 8 (UPI) -- A University of Georgia student has filed a $2 million lawsuit against her former high school for using a photo of her without her permission.

BET Experience draws thousands across LA

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Beyonce launched her "Mrs. Carter Show" tour on the first day of the BET Experience, a three-day music festival leading up to the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
Snoop Lion to guest star on 'One Life to Live'

Snoop Lion to guest star on 'One Life to Live'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Snoop Lion, the U.S. rapper previously known as Snoop Dogg, is to guest star on the new web version of "One Life to Live," producers said Thursday.

2 shot as thousands rally to celebrate marijuana in Denver

DENVER, April 20 (UPI) -- Two people were shot in Denver's Civic Center Saturday where thousands of people gathered for marijuana-inspired "420 Day" festivities, paramedics said.

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Jay-Z, Timberlake to play London's Wireless Festival, then go on tour this summer

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake announced on his website he and Jay-Z will headline separate days at London's Wireless Festival 2013 this summer.

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Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Jenni Rivera's publicist says Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Edward James Olmos are expected at the singer's Long Beach, Calif., funeral next week.

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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg arrives in the press room at the 2008 CMT Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entertainer. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for cocaine possession and spent six months in Wayside County Jail. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on several tracks on Dre's solo debut, The Chronic and on the titular theme song to the film Deep Cover.

Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle was released in 1993 under Death Row Records debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle quickly became certified quadruple platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. In early 1996, Snoop Dogg was cleared of charges over his bodyguard's 1993 murder of Philip Woldemariam. His second album, late 1996's Tha Doggfather, also debuted at #1 on both charts with Snoop's Upside Ya Head as the lead single. Though the album sold only half as well, being certified double platinum in 1997.

Tha Doggfather was his last release for Death Row before he signed with No Limit Records, where he recorded his next three albums. Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told in 1998, No Limit Top Dogg in 1999 (making it his last album of the 90s), and Tha Last Meal in 2000, which was his last No Limit Records album. Snoop then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002, where he released his album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss. Then he signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next three albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Ego Trippin', and Malice 'n Wonderland. His most recent release, which was on Priority, was Doggumentary in March of 2011.

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