Snoop Dogg’s house of 20+ years and his spaceship-inspired music studio

Snoop Dogg’s real estate moves might surprise you! He knows how to find a good bargain and double up a property’s value -- and when to recognize a gem and keep it for himself. With his slick real estate moves and recent acquisition of Death Row Records, we can’t help but be excited to see what’s next for this hip-hop legend.

Cha Miñoza
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Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., aka Snoop Dogg, has had many impressive wins over his long-spanning career. However, there’s one notable triumph that often flies under the radar – his real estate prowess.

While he’s been dropping beats, he’s also dropped and set firm roots in a sweet neighborhood.

Believe it or not, he bought the property for less than $1 million.

The palatial estate was reconstructed to ensure it was fit for one of the OG kings of hip-hop. It has now doubled in value, thanks to major improvements and additions to the property.

While Snoop has multiple mansions, his Diamond Bar, California home has been his main residence for over 20 years! Some celebs buy, sell, and trade their houses like it’s a game of Monopoly but Snoop likes to chill back and enjoy when he’s found a good deal.

Before this bargain purchase, the rapper also had another Californian mansion under $1 million, which he sold for more, earning him around $2 million. His real estate moves are as slick as his rhymes!

Snoop Dogg’s first-ever mansion in California

Snoop was discovered by hip-hop legend Dr. Dre back in 1992. He was signed to Death Row and soon dropped his debut album Doggystyle.

After his career took off, he purchased his first mansion in California for $660,000. The Mediterranean-style home originally had 3,700 square feet of living space and was later expanded to 6,527 square feet.

This major renovation saw the value of the home shoot up, enabling Snoop to sell the house for a nifty profit in 2007.

The eight-bedroom home is located in a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood in Claremont, California. Snoop proudly showcased the property in an episode of MTV Cribs and also introduced his family and pack of dogs to the audience.

His longtime Diamond Bar mansion was purchased for only $720,000

Following the sale of his first mansion, Snoop moved to Diamond Bar, where he bought his beloved home for $720,000.

The gorgeous mansion that has been serving as Snoop Dogg’s house for well over 20 years now has about 4,000 square feet of living space and sits on 2.8 acres of land in a gated community.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion offers luxurious living, with a spacious living room, a formal dining room, a modern kitchen, and a library.

Outdoors, there is a large pool with a jacuzzi, an outdoor patio, and a basketball court. As the home is on top of a hill, panoramic views of the area surround the property.

Snoop loved the community so much that he bought another house on the same street, just minutes away from his main mansion.

According to reports, he only uses his second house as a place where he can relax, play, and work on his music. The three-bedroom house was transformed into a fully functioning recording studio with the best equipment.

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If you didn’t know yet, then let us tell you – Snoop doesn’t play when it comes to his office. It’s go big or go home for this guy and we definitely can’t help but admire his passion for his craft.

Snoop’s music studio complex — The Compound — was custom-made to look like a spaceship

The rapper linked up with Westlake Pro design to create a music studio complex modeled after a spaceship.

The futuristic space dubbed “The Compound” is located in Inglewood, California, and features state-of-the-art technology, recording consoles, and custom furniture.

It has three main rooms named Starship, Battleship, and Mothership — and each area is designed with significant decors, memorabilia, and music equipment.

On the hallways of his music studio, Snoop paid tribute to the greats who have inspired his career.

A mural of N.W.A, which he called “the backbone of West Coast hip-hop”, is displayed proudly alongside Star Wars artwork, as well as framed posters of Snoop’s albums and other prized possessions.

His wife of 26 years, Shante Broadus, also has a special spot in The Compound — a dance studio that pays tribute to performers like Janet Jackson, Beyonce, and Michael Jackson.

The property also houses some of the rapper’s impressive car collection, which includes a Ferrari, a Rolls-Royce Phantom VII, and several classic lowriders.

Currently, the rapper has been busy growing his empire. His career has now come full circle, as he acquired Death Row records in 2022.

“I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value,” the hip-hop icon said.

“It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members. This is an extremely meaningful moment for me… I’m looking forward to building the next chapter of Death Row Records.”

And we’re looking forward to seeing what comes next!

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One of our leading celebrity insiders, Cha Miñoza has been writing for over a decade, specializing in topics like lifestyle, celebrities and pop culture. She also holds bylines in other media companies like The Inquisitr and international fashion blog Tokyo Fashion.