Snoop Dogg, a 16-time Grammy nominee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, four days before the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut album "Doggystyle."
Interview show host Jimmy Kimmel, record producer Quincy Jones and rapper Dr. Dre were among those attending the ceremony in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard, where Kimmel's show is filmed.
After thanking friends and family, Snoop Dogg finalized his acceptance speech saying: "I want to thank me."
"I want to thank me for believing in me," he said. "I want to thank you for doing all this hard work, I want to thank you for not having days off, I want to thank you for never giving up, I want to thank you for always being a donor and trying to give more of receipt, I want to thank me for trying to do more good than bad. I want to thank me for being only me at all times. "
Its star is 2,651th on the famous ride.
Born Calvin Broadus on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, he received his stage name from his mother, Beverly, who joked that he resembled the character of Peanuts Snoopy.
Snoop Dogg's rap career began with mixtapes with his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil 1/2 Dead and his friend Warren G. A tape was heard by Dr. Dre, who invited him to audition.
"Doggystyle", released on November 23, 1993, debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 11 million copies worldwide until November 2015.
Other memorable works by Snoop Dogg include "Gin & Juice", "Who Am I?", "" Nuthin & # 39; But A` G & # 39; Thang "," Next Episode "," Beautiful "," Drop It Like It's Hot, "" Signs "," Sensual Seduction "and" I Wanna Rock ".
Snoop Dogg's 16th and most recent studio album, "Snoop Dogg Presents Bible Of Love," was released on March 16, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and remained there for eight weeks. It was his first foray into the genre of gospel music.
Snoop Dogg and lifestyle guru Martha Stewart have been co-hosts of the VH1 variety series, "Martha & Snoop & # 39; s Potluck Dinner Party" since 2016. Their other television projects have included the sketch comedy series MTV 2002-03 "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle", the MTV talk show of 2009, "Dogg After Dark" and the 2007-09 edition E! Entertainment Television's documentary series, "Father Hood by Snoop Dogg."
Snoop Dogg has had supporting and supporting roles in films such as "Training Day", "Starsky & Hutch" and "Bruno". He has appeared on screen television series such as "One Life to Live", "Empire", "Monk" and "Las Vegas", and has been a voice actor in the episodes of "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" .
Snoop Dogg established the Snoop Youth Soccer League in 2005.
Snoop Dogg's brushes with the law began in adolescence and include the 1996 acquittal with his bodyguard of the first and second degree murder charges in the shooting death of a gang member in a Palms park in 1993.
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