Snoop Dogg’s Story Will Be Told In A Definitive Biopic
2022 has become one of the most cinematic years of Snoop Dogg’s life. At 51 years old, Calvin Broadus, Jr. delivered an Emmy-winning Super Bowl Halftime Show performance alongside his mentor, Dr. Dre, as well as artists he influenced, including Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 Cent. In the days around the incredible concert, Snoop revealed that he had acquired Death Row Records, the same label that launched his chart-topping career. Snoop also made peace and new music with Em, he’s released multiple albums, and he’s teaming with Ice Cube, E-40, and Too Short for Mount Westmore’s super-group LP. He is also slated to make an album with Dr. Dre, Missionary, a thematic followup to Snoop’s classic 1993 Doggystyle debut, which Dre produced.
That cinematic thinking is coming to life. This week, Variety confirmed that Snoop Dogg has secured a deal to bring his biopic to life. Moreover, the film will be directed by Allen Hughes, known for his acclaimed work on Menace II Society, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s documentary The Defiant Ones, as well as the upcoming five-part documentary series Dear Mama. Joe Robert Cole, behind both recent Black Panther scripts, is reportedly authoring the screenplay surrounding Snoop’s life.
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Although the film has no release date or title, it will arrive through Tha Doggfather’s Death Row Pictures in a partnership with Universal. During the 1990s, under Dr. Dre and Suge Knight’s ownership, the label released films, including Murder Was The Case, which starred Snoop.
Presumably, the film will trace Snoop’s origins from the streets of Long Beach, California’s East Side, to become one of the biggest Rap stars of all time. After two chart-topping albums and a soundtrack, Snoop followed Dr. Dre’s Death Row departure. In the late 1990s and beyond, Snoop stayed relevant as a major player within No Limit Records’ run, while making hits with Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams, among others. He’s also become a television personality, a brand ambassador, and runs a media house.
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“I waited a long time to put this project together because I wanted to choose the right director, the perfect writer and the greatest movie company I could partner with that could understand the legacy that I’m trying to portray on screen, and the memory I’m trying to leave behind,” Snoop said in a statement published at Variety. “It was the perfect marriage. It was holy matrimony, not holy macaroni.”
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Donna Langley was integral to the 2015 N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which alluded to Snoop in its closing sequence. That film became the top-earning music biopic ever, on its way to earning Oscar nominations.
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Last month, Snoop Dogg partnered with DJ Drama for Gangsta Grillz: I Still Got It. The Death Row project features Tha Dogg Pound’s Kurupt and Daz Dillinger.
#BonusBeat: The official Ambrosia For Heads playlist, currently features music from Snoop Dogg, courtesy of a Kurupt collaboration: