The Long Beach native, Snoop Dogg, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier today (Nov.19).
The ceremony started at 11:30 am, and the rapper was celebrated by fans, family, collaborators, and mentors. His star was unveiled in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Blvd. This is also where “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is taped.
In Snoop Dogg’s speech, he thanked Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Warren G, and his family for their support over the years. He also thanked himself for not giving up and believing in himself. After his speech, he was joined by his wife and children.
His start is the 2,651st on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The rapper was born Calvin Broadus Jr. on Oct. 20, 1971, in Long Beach.
Snoop has sold over 40 million albums since his debut album Doggystyle in 1993. The album sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, Snoop has recorded 17 other studio albums and has been nominated at the Grammys for nearly 20 awards.
Some of his big hits that hit the charts are “Gin & Juice,” “Nuthin’ But a G Thang,” “Next Episode,” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” The legendary rapper also has Emmy nominated executive producer and co-host for his VH1 show “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner.”
Also, he has executive produced and hosted other shows such as “Coach Snoop” on Netflix and “Joker’s Wild” on TNT. Snoop Dogg received his star just days before the 25th anniversary of the release of his album “Doggystyle.” “Doggystyle” was released on Nov. 23, 1993.