Most people do not know the words to Gin & Juice. Most people do not know who is Calvin Broadus Jr. is, let alone most people do not know how he became one of the pioneers of west coast rap.
To the younger fans, he goes by Uncle Snoop mainly because of his wise and playful spirit. He is known for his memes, bars, and strong lungs. There is more to Snoop Dogg than what he is today. People who followed him throughout his career know that the road was not easy. True fans know that Snoop is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the hip-hop game.
Snoop Dogg finessed his way from a corner in Long Beach, California, up the music charts all over the world, to hosting and cheffing it up with Martha Stewart on the Food Channel. The story of how he got to where he is today and everything in between has been untold until now. In today’s age with films like Straight Outta Compton, All Eyez on Me, and Notorious the most widely known rapper’s lives are told. Every casting decision gave us a peek at what Snoop role was in the rap game, but he isn’t done true justice.
The Doggfather’s story will be explored with himself as the navigator. The trials, lies, issues, controversy, deaths, and reincarnation will all be accounted for. Snoop’s life isn’t an open book and most of what people know is what comes from the media’s interpretation of what he is. Snoop gives us a look at who he is as a person and shows why he is looked up to all over the world. It is known that everything isn’t easy when it comes to fame and most do not realize what comes with it.
It’s only right that the only minority-owned television network in the country explore the intimate lives of some of today’s most notable personalities. UNCENSORED, a 10-episode semi-documentary will offer a unprecedented look into the lives and careers of stars including LaLa Anthony, Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Le’Andria Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg as they look back at how they reached their success conquering the ups and downs along the way.
In the first season, it looks like UNCENSORED is shaping out to play on its sister series UNSUNG, but geared towards all ages. The noticeable difference is that the individuals being featured speak for themselves and will speak on moments in their lives that the camera or pictures did not catch. The show allows the audience to see the stars as actual people and not untouchable celebrities. It’s almost like having them sit down in your living room and have a chat with you personally recalling their lives.
UNCENSORED will feature Snoop Dogg this Sunday at 10 p.m on TV ONE.
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