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Snoop Dogg grew up in Long Beach, California. His inspiration to become a rapper came from the fact that he would rap a lot at high school during his teenage years. When he began recording, Calvin Broadus took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg. Dr. Dre began working with him, first on the theme song of the 1992 film Deep Cover and then on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic along with the other members of his former starting group, Tha Dogg Pound.