The Dogg is out of the pound and on TV, starring with his son in a five-part documentary style series titled “Snoop and Son: A Dad’s Dream” which premiered on ESPN on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
The series airs four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., with the fifth and final episode airing mid-February.
While Snoop Dogg — commonly referred to as the “Doggfather” for his strong influence on West Coast hip hop — is often noted for his talents as a rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, and producer, he also has a love for football. In fact, his son Cordell Broadus plays the game, and plays it well.
More than half — 66% — of all boys play organized sports, and Broadus is just like any one of them. His father just happens to be really, really, famous. However, Broadus’s passion for football and his talents speak for themselves, allowing him to step outside his father’s shadow.
Broadus, 17, is not only an accomplished student athlete and prep player, he is one of the most sought- after recruits in the country, with the schools like Notre Dame and USC aiming to bring him on board.
Snoop is a strong influence and support in his son’s life, attending his practices and staying in constant communication with the head coach. When he’s on the road and unable to attend a game, Snoop has the game streamed in, regardless of his location.
Snoop’s love for football doesn’t end with his son. More than 10 years ago, Snoop founded the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL), combining his passion for the sport with his love of coaching kids and giving back to the community. The youth league has provided thousands of young boys and girls a positive environment in which to learn life skills, allowing them to become their best both on and off the field. In fact, Broadus began his football career under his father’s own guidance as player in the SYFL.
The half-hour show depicts plenty of candid behind-the-scenes moments between Snoop and his son, as he prepares for the next stage in his athletic career. Viewers get a peak into Broadus’s home life, including family dinners and Snoop reviewing game footage from Broadus’s senior season while on his tour bus.
In a statement, executive producer Rory Karpf said, “People will see a very different side of Snoop. They’ll see a man navigating the line between father and friend. They’ll see someone whose interest in his son’s life reflects what he himself never had. Above all, they’ll see a father extraordinarily proud of son.”
Snoop also looks forward to viewers seeing a different side of him and more of his family life.
“I’ve been known for my work in many industries, but what I am most proud of is my beautiful family. My son is an extremely talented athlete and my wife and I will be by his side wherever he chooses to play. I’m looking forward to the world watching me go through this journey with my family,” he said.