Inside Snoop Dogg’s Cameos on ‘One Life to Live’
Over the decades, Snoop Dogg has been known for his ability as a hip-hop artist. But that isn’t the only talent he’s shown. He’s also tried his hand at business, as well as appearing in TV and movies. His collaboration with Martha Stewart alone introduced the world to the fact that Snoop is more than just a rap star.
Despite all this versatility, it still might surprise you to know that Snoop made a guest appearance on a popular soap opera. In fact, he enjoyed the experience so much that he came back for more.
Snoop Dogg: A well-rounded star
Biography reports that when he was born in Long Beach, California in 1971, his name was Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. But his mom thought he looked like the character Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts, so his nickname became Snoop.
After high school, Snoop had multiple arrests and spent time in prison for drug possession. He also became involved with a gang. But at the same time, he got into rap, and in the early ’90s, famed rap star Dr. Dre noticed him. At the time, he was performing under the name Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Snoop appeared on Dre’s 1992 album The Chronic. The next year, he released his debut album, which was produced by Dre. That album, Doggystyle, made it to the number one position on the Billboard hip-hop and top 200 charts, and his music career was launched.
Over nearly three decades since then, Snood has tried his hand at many ventures. A long-time advocate of weed use, he launched the first A-list celebrity cannabis brand in 2015, Leafs by Snoop. He’s also shown an affinity for appearing in TV and movies, including his popular show with Stewart, Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.
Appearing on ‘One Life to Live’
If the collaboration with Stewart was unexpected, another media appearance by the musician was even more surprising to some. According to MTV News, in 2010, Snoop appeared on the popular daytime drama One Life to Live. He played himself, and he even performed a few of his songs.
Apparently, the show has been a favorite of his since he was just a child.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘One Life to Live’ since I was a baby,” he said. “My momma always had it on the tube in the crib growing up.”
Snoop seemed to enjoy his time on the set. In fact, he liked it so much that he came back for another visit a few years later.
Back for another appearance
The first time Snoop appeared on One Life to Live, it was to give some good advice to the characters Bo and Nora Buchanan. They didn’t want their son to go to a Snoop concert, and he convinced him to let the boy go. In the end, he became a friend of the family. According to Redbook, three years later, in 2013, he returned to the show to promote a movie.
One Life to Live isn’t the only acting work Snoop’s done. He’s appeared on TV shows such as The L Word, Weeds, and Monk. He’s also had guest spots in multiple movies, including Starsky and Hutch, Training Day, and Bones. His show with Stewart isn’t his only foray into TV stardom, either. He had a reality show about his family on the E! network in 2007, called Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood.
Snoop is clearly a multifaceted individual, and he has expressed himself in many art forms. Not everyone realizes that one of those art forms was the soap opera.