After Calvin, or shall we say, Snoop Dogg, garnered the attention of Dr. Dre, he was featured in his album “The Chronic” in 1992. He then gained a lot of public attention and went on to create his first album “Doggystyle” in 1993.
Then he went on to release another album, “Tha Doggfather” in 1996. His first huge hit, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” made it to number one on the music charts.
How Calvin Became Snoop Dogg
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. was born in Long Beach, California. The stage name Snoop Dogg had its roots in a childhood nickname given to him by his mother, who thought he looked like Snoopy. Young Calvin had a strong interest in music and grew up singing and playing the piano.
He began experimenting with rap in the sixth grade and took solace in music after going through some difficult times in his youth. One of his amateur tracks eventually caught the ear of the famous Dr. Dre.
Martha Stewart Living
When most people think of Martha Stewart, they probably think of her home and lifestyle brand, Martha Stewart Living. Stewart considers herself a late bloomer when it comes to finding what she was passionate about.
It wasn’t until her late 40s that she finally began turning her domestic skills into what would become a franchise. She published the first edition of “Martha Stewart Living” in 1990 and her niche skills and advice only took off from there.
A Former Babysitter
As a part of her entrepreneurial spirit, even as a young girl, Martha knew how to stay in business. Like many young girls, at one time, she was a babysitter. And while that may sound pretty ordinary, Martha was a babysitter for a couple of famous folks.
She once babysat for the kids of baseball legends Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. She must have kept the kids busy with plenty of crafts. Martha certainly has had an interesting life!
Some Unexpected Musical Tastes
While you might think a rapper like Snoop Dogg might primarily listen to only rap or hip-hop, he actually has a rather varied musical taste. When he’s not working on his own music, he might be chilling out with Lionel Richie, Journey, and even Nancy Sinatra.
Reportedly, he likes “All Night Long,”, “Don’t Stop Believing” and “These Boots Are Made for Walking”. It just goes to show you that you can’t judge a book by its cover or a rap artist by his music genre.