Snoop, 47, took his early success as a rapper into work as a film and television actor in shows like “Starsky & Hutch” and “Training Day,” and as a television producer.
He has also ventured into reggae and gospel music, survived several brushes with the law over drugs and guns possession, and last month published his first cookbook, “From Crook to Cook.”
“Snoop is just pure, raw talent. Nobody sounds like Snoop,” record producer Dr. Dre, who produced the “Doggystyle” album in 1993, said at the ceremony. “His style and charisma made me feel like he was destined to be a superstar.”
Snoop has won multiple music awards, but never a Grammy.
“Twenty Grammy nominations but not one won. They need to catch up,” Snoop told reporters.