Who is Corde Broadus?
Born on August 21, 1994 in Long Beach, California, USA, Corde Broadus is an actor and model as well as being the son of rapper Snoop Dogg. His father rose to fame in the 1990s after being discovered by Dr. Dre, and has sold millions of albums worldwide, and is regarded as one of the most iconic rappers in history.
The net worth of Corde Broadus
As of early 2020, Corde Broadus’ net worth is estimated to be over $500,000 earned through success in his various endeavors as he has done sporadic work in the entertainment industry.
He is also likely benefiting from his father’s success as Snoop has a net worth estimated at over $135 million, thanks to a long successful career in the music industry.
Life and career
Corde grew up knowledgeable about the music industry thanks to his father’s fame and success. His father never forced him to pursue a similar career, and although he loved music, he did not have the same talent as his father. Instead, growing up he admired the achievements of his older brother who pursued a career in sports and found a bit of success in American Football.
He also wanted to be an American Football player and started playing locally, but he didn’t have the same drive and physique as his brother.
Later, his father noticed that he possessed looks that could work in modeling, and with his father’s connections, he first appeared in the music video “Drop it like it’s hotby Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams. However, he decided to complete his studies first and enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a bachelor’s degree.
Father – Snoop Dogg
Calvin Broadus Jr. was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California, USA, where he grew up, the son of a singer and Vietnam War veteran. However, his father left the family when he was three months old and he was raised by a stepfather after whom he was named.
At a young age, he was nicknamed Snoopy due to his resemblance to the popular character, and the name stuck. He first developed a love for singing and playing the piano before discovering rap. He enjoyed going to church, playing football, and also working in his spare time to help his family.
He often rapped in school, and his skills were enough to attract large crowds, leading him to believe that rap was his calling. However, during his teenage years, he regularly got into trouble, got involved in a gang, and was thus in and out of prison for his involvement in cocaine trafficking in his area. Wanting to avoid that life, he started recording music at home with the help of his cousins.
One of his mixtapes would end up in the hands of Dr. Drewho was impressed with his skills and invited him to audition.
Getting famous – Snoop Dogg
After joining Dr. Dre, Calvin took the name Snoop Doggy Dog and worked on his first project, a song on the album “The Chronic”. After this success, he created his debut album “Doggystyle” which, thanks to its success, propelled him to stardom and is responsible for popularizing the G-funk hip-hop typical of west coast rappers in his time. After an acquittal on murder charges, he led a more straightforward life, focusing on his music.
His second album “The Doggfather” was released amidst issues with some of his friends maintaining a gangster lifestyle.
His second album featured a change in style and tone – it didn’t fare well compared to its predecessor, but it was enough to keep his career going. In the late 1990s, he signed with No Limit Records and began releasing albums with them, selling millions from each of his releases. He then signed with Geffen Records in 2004, which led to the release of “R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece”, which contained his first chart-topping single, “Drop It Like It’s Hot”.
Becoming a rap legend – Snoop Dogg
In the following years, Snoop Dogg continued a fruitful relationship with Geffen Records, leading to the creation of several successful albums, including “Ego Trippin’ Malice ‘n Wonderland” and “Doggumentary”. His fame in the music scene also led to acting, and he usually appeared in cameo roles. He also helped create several TV shows including “Dogg After Dark” and “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle”. In 2009 he became the creative chairman of restored Priority Records, which continued to build its wealth.
In 2012, he turned a different direction in his career, as he converted to Rastafarianism after becoming enlightened during a trip to Jamaica. He took the name Snoop Lion and started releasing reggae albums. However, this phase lasted only a year and in 2015 he returned to his Snoop Dogg moniker with the release of a new album. In 2018, he announced that he had become a born-again Christian and released his first gospel album. He was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame thanks to his work with the company and appeared in several segments and storylines. While Snoop has had a successful career, he has yet to win a Grammy Award, but with 17 nominations to his credit.
Corde was in a relationship with Jessica Kyzer for many years. She is a freelance makeup artist who also works as a model. They have one child together and got married shortly after the birth of their first. In 2018, their second child was born, but he had complications in his body and then died 10 days of life. Snoop Dogg expressed his sadness and then the joy he felt when he had another child in 2019, posting on various social media accounts. Many of his friends sympathized with his situation. However, the two separated soon after for unknown reasons and divorced.