— Snoop’s wife, ShantÃ© Broadus, joins the rapper/actor/producer and host Cathy Hughes during the candid one-hour interview —
He was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus in Long Beach, California, but his galaxy of fans around the world know him better by his popular name, Snoop Dogg, a nickname derived from his childhood family nickname, Snoopy. And like his multiple names, a complex mix of influences have helped mold this accomplished rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and actor, and helped make him into one of the most recognizable stars in the world today. The entertainer opens up about all the diverse parts of his life ““ including his off-again, on-again marriage to ShantÃ© Taylor Broadus — in a candid and revealing interview with Cathy Hughes, host of TV One on One, Sunday, Dec. 12 from 9-10 PM ET, repeating at 1 AM. ShantÃ© Broadus joins the duo later in the program.
The devoted father and husband, multi-platinum chart topper, reality TV star and the recently named Creative Chairman of EMI’s newly reintroduced Priority Records didn’t always appear to be on a path to success in his early years.
The “Doggfather of Gansta Rap,” a Crips gang follower in high school who spent time in jail for drug possession as a teenager, tells Hughes he also grew up with a strong and caring mother who imposed discipline, and even imposed a 10 PM curfew on the budding teen age rapper who was gaining popularity at house parties in Long Beach.
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