Happy Birthday to the Man of Many Names… Snoop Dogg!

He was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. so perhaps it’s understandable he’d want a name that was a a little shorter. However, Snoop seems to have more than his fair share of names and has gone by all of the following… Snoop Rock, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop D.O., Double G, Bigg Snoop Dogg, Uncle Snoop, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla, DJ Snoopadelic, Doggfather, Coach Snoop, Niggarachi and WestFest. Snoopy was a childhood nickname that’s stuck with him ever since.

He’s won countless awards over the years and has sold over 35 million albums. His musical talent was obvious from a young age when he would sing and play the piano at his local Baptist church. He then began rapping and got into a lot of trouble with the law as a teenager, spending some time in prison. Luckily, a solo freestyle over Hold On by En Vogue was featured on a mix tape that was heard by producer Dr Dre, and he immediately got in touch. This was the start of a great career for Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Facts to Amaze and Intrigue your Mates…

  • Snoop Dogg holds the world record for the largest Paradise Cocktail. This contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice. We hope he didn’t drink it all himself!
  • He changed his name to Snoop Lion after becoming a Rastafarian.
  • He believes he’s the reincarnation of Bob Marley and that’s why one of his albums is called Reincarnation and is reggae style.
  • He loves listening to Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.
  • He’s also partial to a bit of Lionel Richie on the stereo.
  • His favourite snacks are fruit and nuts.
  • His album Doggystyle sold a million copies in the first week.

Snoop’s vast car collection

It’s well known that Snoop Dogg loves his cars and has a huge collection. These include a 1967 Pontiac Parisienne, in bright yellow with a purple soft top, a Rolls Royce Phantom with blacked out windows, a Tesla Model X, a Cadillac Escalade, a 3 wheeler Polaris Slingshot, a bright orange Dodge Challenger and that’s just a handful, he’s got plenty more!

What plate would Snoop Dogg pick?

If Snoop wants to treat himself to a new private plate for his birthday, he’s certainly got enough cars to put them on and we think he’d really love 2 DOG which we have for sale at the moment. We also have DOG plates  available for just £199 should you want one too!