Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., AKA Snoop Dogg, was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California. He is an American songwriter and rapper who developed Gansta Rap and is seen as the epitome of West Coast hip-hop culture. His first album, “Doggystyle,” (1993) cemented his fame when he was only 22 years old.
Snoop Dogg had a life of poverty, gangs, and drugs when he was young. He learned a lot from his years on the streets and in and out of jail. He speaks the truth as he sees it, and hopes to make changes that will make life better for people in poverty.
A spiritual man, Snoop Dogg was deeply impressed with Rastafarianism and temporarily changed his name to Snoop Lion when he worked on the reggae album “Reincarnated.” Now Snoop Dogg is a popular artist who stars in a cooking show (Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Party) with his good friend, Martha Stewart. He is an inspiration to many.
Snoop Dogg Quotes
Here are 50 great Snoop Dogg quotes to inspire you to be yourself.
- “When I’m not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg,”
- “You might not have a car or a big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change,”
- “Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time.”
- “There’ll be ups and downs, smiles and frowns.”
- “Sometimes, if you’re lucky, someone comes into your life who’ll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill, someone who’s tighter than a twin, more with you than your own shadow, who gets deeper under your skin than your own blood and bones.”
- “It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.”
- “If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.”
- “Well, hip-hop is what makes the world go around.”
- “You don’t get respect if you don’t deserve it.”
- “The best advice I’ve ever got is to be yourself. Stay true to who you are and what you stand for and you’ll go far in life.”
- “That’s how we do it in the black community; we give back to the people who made us who we are. We never forget that.”
- “That’s why I’m so successful because peace is my main thing, it’s not about money. It’s about making sure everybody is having a good time and loving and living and enjoying life.”
- “It’s an unexplainable feeling, an expression. It’s a touch, it’s a feel. Once you feel it, it’s like no other thing in the world.”
- “I just change with the times. I really don’t have a say in what’s going on. Music was here before me.”
- “Love goes unappreciated a lot of times, but you still gotta keep giving it.”
- “Trump says he wants to run for president. Why not? It wouldn’t be the first time he pushed a black family out of their home.”
- “To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential… With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.”
- “Do what your heart tells you is right.”
- “If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.”
- “Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.”
- “Life is about growing and evolving. I feel like my life has been in stages, and the stages I went through when I was younger allowed me to grow into the man I am today.”
- “You’ve got to always go back in time if you want to move forward.”
- “There’s no such thing as losing touch. You can take me out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of me.”
- “An older guy, he’s going to show you things that a young man can’t show you. He’s going to show you how to stay alive. He’s going to show you how to turn corners where your young friends will show you how to turn right into that wall, you know what I’m saying?”
- “Look at music for what it’s worth around the world and not just America. In other countries, people are still buying CDs and going to record stores. But in America, it’s all about digital. The game is breaking down. But, look at me, you need to know how to play the game the right way.”
- “I tell the truth. And I know what I’m talking about. That’s why I’m a threat.”
- “People who don’t know me are so negative about me. When they finally meet me, they change that negative into a positive.”
- “My liberty is about living. It’s about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn’t reflect that. But now it’s different. My music is reflecting the way I feel.”
- “Reggae is music of love. It has joy and pain, but it feels good.”
- “The more information you have, the better you will be.”
- “I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.”
- “The most important decision I’ve made in business? The choices of people I have around me. When I first started I brought everybody with me, my homies from the neighborhood, criminals. I just said, ‘Come on everybody, we made it.’ Then I had to realize we didn’t make it. I made it.”
- I used to get stressed out all the time when I thought winning was important. I wanted to try to win and help my kids win. Once I figured out it wasn’t about winning or losing, it was about teaching these kids about being men, that’s when I started to relax.”
- “My biggest achievement is raising a healthy, happy family. As far as regrets, I don’t really have too many. Although I’ve gone through some things in my life that didn’t feel too good while they were happening, they allowed me to mature and develop into the man I am today. Those moments have taught me a lot. I wouldn’t be the same person if I hadn’t had those experiences.”
- “I learned how to take other people’s mechanisms of promoting their stuff through me as opposed to promoting my own stuff, as far as getting Snoop DeVilles, SnoopDeGrills, Snoop Doggy Dogg biscuits, Snoop Dogg record label, Snoop Dogg bubble gum, Snoop Youth Football League.”
- “I like going to areas where the murder rate is high and dropping it.”
- “I love making music and I’m falling in love with making records, so it’s like having two girlfriends. But I can handle it.”
- “Barack Obama makes me feel good to be a black man.”
- “What I try to push and promote is peace through the whole music industry.”
- “Now people think it’s cool to have a baby, but it ain’t cool to take care of it. We have to change that. You make your life for that baby. That’s the future.”
- “The ‘American Idol’ and ‘X Factor’ shows, they’re great shows. But I think I need to make a show like that, directed straight to the hood, to the artists that don’t get the attention, that don’t have the money to make themselves representable.”
- “My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg. He’s inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination – but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field.”
- “I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated,”
- “I’m a spiritual man and I’ve always felt connected to Rastafari. I’m not a Rastafarian but I’ve got so much respect for the lifestyle and religion, and I’m so thankful I was able to meet some of the most influential Rastafarians during my Jamaica trip. They taught me so much and really helped me evolve into who I am today.”
- “I’m Uncle Snoop. That’s the name I’ve been given in the industry because I’m like an Uncle to all of the rappers whether they are older than me or younger than me and I love giving advice. If I feel like they need some information, I give it to them, I sit them down and talk to them. I try to get all of the rappers on one page of peace, love and just having soul and just being about representing this music.”
- “In the black culture, certain kids are given nicknames that they roll with forever; the nicknames outweigh their real names. I’m one of those scenarios.”
- “As a black man, I have to respect myself and have nice things. As a man in general.”
- “I’m leaning towards making something for kids nine and under because I have kids now. I can clean it up and make it rated G.”
- “I’ve always been a student, so I want to learn.”
- “I’m so sick and tired of all this violence, this gun violence. And how could I speak on it – you know – being one who has advocated violence and gun violence? The only way I could do it was through a song that spoke from the heart.”
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Snoop Dogg Video – Gin and Juice
Ah, this is one of the video’s that helped bring Snoop to the masses via MTV. It’s a hoot just because of the old school nature of the clothes, the furniture and even the videography.
Enjoy and have a quick rewind to the 1980’s in America.
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Snoop Dogg grew up in poverty and crime but become an icon who encourages others to be true to themselves. He also has a youth football league, encouraging students to live without gun violence.
He cares deeply for his family and for black culture. You can use these quotes from Snoop Dogg to inspire you to be yourself and live well.
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