Snoop Dogg (his lifelong nickname) grew up in the crime-filled streets of Long Beach, California and eventually landed in jail. Once released, he partnered with long-time rap producer and ex-NWA member, Dr. Dre which resulted in the album "The Chronic" which became a smash hit. Determined to put out a solo album, Snoop began recording the much anticipated solo album debut "Doggystyle," when he and his bodyguard were implicated in a murder. Although "Doggystyle" soared to the top of the charts, Snoop headed to court to stand trial for murder. Hard times continued when his close friend, Tupac Shakur was murdered in East Coast/West Coast gang-related violence. Snoop was acquitted of murder, and came to terms with the murder of Tupac. Snoop reunites with his former partner, Dr. Dre and their subsequent reunion tour is a massive success. Snoop's new album "The Last Meal" is set to be released in December.