If you're unaware of Snoop's oeuvre, then you're not very hip, are you? Luckily for you, we're extremely cool (we can name all of Little Mix and know the lyrics to Vegas Girl) so will bring you up to speed with our 60-second guide* to the artist formally known as Snoop Dogg .
He first found fame as Snoop Doggy Dogg, then dropped the Doggy (not literally, Mr RSPCA) to become Snoop Dogg. Now he's changed species to become a Lion. Maybe Snoop Wolf would have been more fitting?
Lion's real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. but his parents gave him the nickname Snoopy. Hopefully it wasn't because he slept in a kennel and hung out with an annoying yellow bird.
He's a protege of Dr Dre, who we believe is an ear, nose and throat specialist who used to work at the same surgery as Dr Hilary Jones.
Snoop claimed in an interview with Rolling Stone that in 2003 and 2004 he worked as a pimp. Go on, admit it. That's why you recognise him isn't it, you dog! Or should that be lion...
Earlier this month the Lion man (can we call you that, Snoop?) was banned from entering Norway for 2 years after sneaking 8 grams of cannabis across the border. Just say no kids - you mess with the ganja, they'll always ban ya. Although it's only Norway so we doubt he's losing any sleep over it.
Of course, Snoop Lion isn't the first musician to change his name. Prince, or whatever he's called these days, briefly became a squiggle, Reg Dwight became David Furnish's partner and the little known Romanian chantress Jilly Vein changed her name to Vagina. Although she topped the charts in eastern Europe, we've got a good idea why Vagina's self-titled perfume didn't sell so well.
* unless you're a slow reader, of course, or it'll be more like a 30-minute guide.
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