10+ Random Things About Snoop Dogg Fans Didn't Know

Snoop Doggy Dogg is one of the most culturally significant and impactful artists alive. He is a foundational member of the hip-hop community and is highly regarded as one of the greatest rappers to have ever lived.

Want to hear something bound to make you feel old? Big Snoop Dogg is knocking on the door of his 50th birthday! Let's help him celebrate another trip around the sun with these 10+ random things about Snoop Dogg fans didn't know.

His real name isn't Snoop Dogg.

I guess that goes without saying, right? Snoop's birth name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus. Which admittedly just doesn't have the same ring to it.

His mother gave him the nickname because of his childhood love of Peanuts.

He has a formidable and lengthy acting career.

Many people only look at Snoop as a musician and forget that he also possesses some impressive acting chops.

He's guest-starred on King of the Hill, appeared as Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch, as well as a laundry list of other series and features.

Snoop has formed an unlikely friendship with Martha Stewart.

It all began when Martha invited Snoop to be a guest on her daytime TV show. Not long after, Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party was born!

There are three delectable seasons to catch up on; fingers crossed that we get a fourth!

He was at the center of one of the most hotly contested rap beefs of all time.

Snoop Dogg was a part of Death Row Records, along with 2Pac and label-head Suge Knight. While on stage at the '95 Source Awards, Snoop began ranting and nearly caused a riot.

This event set Death Row Records and Bad Boy on a collision course that would ultimately lead to the deaths of Tupac Amaru Shakur and Christopher Wallace.

Snoop coaches Pee Wee football.

He's coached kids for over fifteen years. Back in 2016, Snoop partnered with Netflix to release the docu-series Coach Snoop.

Snoop's goal was to keep at-risk kids off the street and focus on something positive.

He has a special connection to Canada.

Readers North of the border are probably more than familiar with Vancouver-born Narduar 'The Human Serviette.' His unique and informed interview style has become the stuff of legend.

Snoop has done 10 interviews with Narduar in 19 years.

He went to high school with one of *Charlie's Angels*.

Cameron Diaz, like Snoop Dogg, is a native resident of Long Beach, California. Both she and Snoop attended the same high school together!

Fun fact: Cameron also may or may not have bought weed off of Snoop!

Snoop trains MMA!

Snoop Dogg is no slouch. He's got a mean jab and a sneaky right-cross. Longtime UFC announcer and MMA legend Joe Rogan, also seems to agree.

According to Joe, Snoop could do serious damage in a street fight.

He loves sports.

I guess that's pretty obvious, considering I already mentioned that Snoop has been a coach for fifteen-plus years!

Snoop has been known to make regular appearances on First Take with Stephen A. Smith. He's got the mind of a GM!

Snoop loves the movie *Frozen* just as much as the rest of us.

At the height of the COVID-19 quarantine, Snoop released a video of himself listening to "Let It Go," in his car that went viral.

In it, he encourages everyone to stay the course and assures viewers that we'll all be able to go outside soon.

He's an animal lover.

Snoop Dogg could give Sir David Attenborough a run for his money. A few years back, Snoop and Jimmy Kimmel teamed up for a segment called Plizzanet Earth.

It is without a doubt one of the funniest Late Night segments I've ever seen.

Only one person has ever out-smoked Snoop Doggy Dogg.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Snoop was asked to name his Mt. Rushmore of weed smokers. He tossed around names like Bob Marley, Cheech & Chong, and Willie Nelson.

According to Snoop, Willie is the only one to ever out-smoke him.

Snoop is a formidable roaster.

Snoop Dogg is a long and proven history in comedy. Lately, he's become a regular on the Comedy Central Roast circuit.

Over the years, Snoop has lampooned everyone from Justin Bieber to Donald Trump. He even volunteered himself to be roasted!

He's not just a rapper.

I think by now, that much is clear. But what I mean to say is that Snoop has his foot in pretty much every musical genre there is.

He's made pop songs, recorded a gospel album, and even released a reggae album under the moniker, Snoop Lion.

Murder was the case they gave him.

Early on in his career, Snoop was affiliated with the Rollin' 20 Crips. In 1993, he was charged with the death of a rival gang member who was allegedly shot by Snoop's bodyguard.

He was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense after serving two years under house arrest.