Snoop Dogg Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Snoop Dogg will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 19, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Tuesday.
The rapper is recognized in the recording category and will receive the 2651st star on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“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,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “He is a man of the ages and we welcome him to our Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Jimmy Kimmel will be on hand to honor Snoop. He will be joined by Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the stars, in addition to Dr. Dre and Quincy Jones.
Snoop is known as a pioneer of the G-funk hip-hop subgenre, which he helped popularize along with Dr. Dre. Throughout his career, Snoop has produced chart-topping hits like “Gin and Juice,” “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Sensual Seduction,” and more.
Since 1993, Snoop has released 17 studio albums, sold over 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and received nearly 20 Grammy nominations. His debut studio album, “Doggystyle,” launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week.
He has collaborated with artists across genres and his most recent album, “Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love” — his first foray into gospel music — debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
Snoop’s performance highlights include headlining the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, where he brought out a Tupac Shakur hologram. In 2014, Snoop performed at the Kennedy Center Honors at the White House to celebrate jazz legend Herbie Hancock.
The rap star was also nominated for an Emmy Award last year for his role as executive producer and co-host of VH1’s “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” which also features lifestyle guru Martha Stewart. The show recently wrapped its second season.
In 2005, he established the Snoop Youth Football League to provide children the opportunity to participate in youth football and cheerleading. Snoop and his family are also involved in the Lupus Foundation to raise awareness about the disease and educate through their own personal story of their daughter, who is affected by the disease.
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