Snoop Dogg was joined by his wife, kids, grandson, and other family members as he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, record producer Quincy Jones and rapper Dr. Dre also joined Snoop Dogg in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard.
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr. , has sold more than 40 million albums since his Nov. 1993 debut Doggystyle. Since then, the Long Beach Native has gone on to record 17 other studio albums and has been nominated for nearly 20 Grammy awards.
The rapper, actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist has also gone on to appear in films such as “Soul Plane,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Training Day,” Half Baked” and “Pitch Perfect 2.” He has executive produced and hosted many shows, including the VH1 program “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner”.
As a philanthropist, he has provided opportunities in sports for children between 5 and 13 years old with his Youth Football League.
“Snoop Dogg is one of those people who can do anything. He raps, he acts, he hosts a television show, he cooks, and helps community kids with his philanthropic work,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in the release. “He is a man of the ages and we welcome him to our Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Congrats to Snoop!