In June 2018 Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Taylor celebrated 21 years of marriage – an admirable feat for any couple. But, as it happens, life together hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the pair; in fact, their relationship has faced a lot of challenges over the past two decades.
Snoop entered the world on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California – the city where he would also grow up. Back then, though, the future rapper was known as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., only adopting his stage name of Snoop Doggy Dogg when he commenced his recording career. And during his teenage years, Snoop was no stranger to trouble.
You see, Snoop was once part of Long Beach’s Rollin’ 20 Crips crew. After he had left high school, he was also arrested for cocaine possession, and the aspiring hip-hop star would ultimately end up behind bars several times over the next couple of years. However, Snoop’s life changed for ever when music producer Dr. Dre heard one of his mixtapes.