Bow-wow-wow yippi-yo yippi-yay!!! Hey what's up there, guys?! Today is the true mogul of hip-hop's 47th birthday. Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus Jr.) Is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, TV personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre's solo debut "Deep Cover", and then on Dre's debut on the solo , "The Chronic". He has since sold over 23 million albums in the U.S.and 35 million albums worldwide. His debut solo album Doggystyle which was produced by Dre and released by Death Row Records in 1993. Hyped by Snoop's featuring on The Chronic, the album debuted at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, selling almost a million copies in the 1st week and became certified 4× platinum in 1994 spawning smash hits like "What's My Name?", and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row for the music video "Murder Was the Case" starring himself. His 2nd album The Doggfather also debuted at #1 on both charts with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in 1997. After leaving Death Row in 1998, Snoop signed up with No Limit Records where he recorded his next 3 albums Da Game Is To Be Sold Not To Be Told, No Limit Top Dogg, and Tha Last Meal; he then signed with Priority/Capitol/EMI Records in 2002 where he released Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss; and then signed with Geffen Records in 2004 for his next 3 albums R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, and Ego Trippin'; Malice 'n Wonderland and Doggumentary were released on Priority. .
Happy cake day and best wishes to you, Snoop!!!! I hope your day has been great.