HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (FOX 11) - Just days before the 25th anniversary of his debut album "Doggystyle," a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Monday for rapper Snoop Dogg.
The 16-time Grammy-nominated rapper was scheduled to be joined by host Jimmy Kimmel, legendary record producer Quincy Jones and the rapper Dr. Dre in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard.
Snoop Dogg's star is the 2,651st since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961.
Born Calvin Broadus Jr. on Oct. 20, 1971 in Long Beach, he got his stage name from his mother who joked he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy.
Snoop Dogg's rap career began by making mixtapes with his cousins Nate Dogg and Lil 1/2 Dead and friend Warren G.
One tape was heard by Dr. Dre, who invited him to audition.
"Doggystyle'' was released on Nov. 23, 1993 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. By November 2015, the album had sold more than 11 million copies worldwide.