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The Definitive Ranking of Snoop Dogg's 10 Aliases

10. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

10. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

This is the name that Snoop's parents gave him. Everyone knows that if it’s on your birth certificate, it can’t be your emcee name, so Snoop didn’t go by this for long.

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9. Snoopy

9. Snoopy

Though he was typically called Calvin around the house, Snoop earned the monicker “Snoopy” as a boy. His parents gave him the name because of his appearance, which they somehow thought was reminiscent of the beloved cartoon dog.

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8. Snoop Doggy Dogg

8. Snoop Doggy Dogg

This was Snoop’s first rap name—the one he donned when he first began recording with Dre.  Aside from “Snoop Dogg,” this is his most well-known alias.

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7. Snoop Rock Ski

7. Snoop Rock Ski

Before becoming a household name, Snoop tried a few variations of his famous nickname. Snoop Rock was very short-lived, and even more fleeting was Snoop Rock Ski. Why he added "Ski" is a mystery to us all, but one thing is clear: We're counting them both as one low-ranking name on this countdown.

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6. Bigg Snoop Dogg

6. Bigg Snoop Dogg

Possibly fearing that his nickname didn’t have enough repeated letters, Snoop also went by Bigg Snoop Dogg for a brief period of time. Under this name, he produced Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents...Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album

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5. Michael J. Corleone

5. Michael J. Corleone

Snoop Dogg went by Michael J. Corleone when he was directing pornography in the early 2000s. One might make the case that he didn’t want “Snoop" to be tainted with work in this industry, but this theory doesn't hold up, as the next slide will reveal.

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4. Snoop Scorsese

4. Snoop Scorsese

Here’s another one of Snoop’s porn-directing nicknames. Snoop Scorsese admittedly makes more sense than Michael J. Corleone, making no effort to hide his true identity. You have to wonder what the real Scorsese thinks of this name ... and Snoop’s directorial talent.

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3. Snoop Lion

3. Snoop Lion

The #3 alias on this countdown is one of Snoop’s more publicized name changes. According to Snoop himself, a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica christened him with this name in 2012. Following the change, he released an album and a documentary, both of which were titled Reincarnation.

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2. Snoopzilla

2. Snoopzilla

Snoop and funk-musician Dâm-Funk teamed up to form 7 Days of Funk, which is both the name of their group and debut album. For this new genre, Snoop felt it appropriate to have a new name: “Snoopzilla.” 

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1. DJ Snoopadelic

1. DJ Snoopadelic

For the electronica genre, Snoop adopted the name DJ Snoopadelic. He explained that this name allows him to produce a completely different type of music, adding that all his personas are extensions of his personality. It's hard to argue with this honesty and creative exploration, which makes DJ Snoopadelic the #1 pick on this countdown.

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