PICS: Snoop Dogg at Cal Coast Open Air Theatre

Snoop Dogg lit up Cal Coast Credit Union's Open Air Theatre on Tuesday, April 18.

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It's a good thing it's called the Open Air Theatre, because Snoop usually arrives in a cloud of smoke.
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Once the smoke dissipated (as if), Snoop's name was in lights.
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As per usual, of course.
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Believe it or not, Snoop Dogg was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.
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Yet another example of a celebrity birth name of which I'm jealous.
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He was born in Long Beach, California, on Oct. 20, 1971.
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20 years later, Dr. Dre (of N.W.A.) discovered him.
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The man is a living legend in hip-hop, and he still hasn't won a Grammy Award.
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Nonetheless, he has been nominated a whopping 17 times.
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While he's had frequent run-ins with the law, he's really a softy at heart.
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He chose the name Snoop Dogg because his parents called him Snoopy when he was a boy.
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Now, ain't that adorable?
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