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5 Things You Didn't Know About Snoop Dogg! (VIDEO)

You're in the Dogg-house, but you can get yourself out of trouble by immediately acquainting yourself with these five little-known facts about Snoop Dogg! Check out the video above for the five factoids, and then check the info below for a bit more detail on three of 'em.

1. The 42-year-old rapper, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is best known as Snoop Dogg — but he went through a Snoop Lion phase in 2012 after being christened as such by a Jamaican priest. He also released a reggae album, Reincarnated, in 2013, though critics were iffy on the effort.

2. He wrote X-rated flick Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle in 2001 — and then directed the equally NSFW Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp in 2002 under the name Snoop Scorsese . Both cinematic masterpieces won two Adult Video News Awards. Talk about being multi-talented!

3. He says he's the first cousin of two other famous singer-actors: Brandy and her brother, Ray J — though the familial connection is unclear. "Brandy's my first cousin," he told MTV in 2006. "We never really told the world because we weren't trippin' off of that, but that's my family."

Check out the video above for two more tidbits of Snoop Dogg trivia, and then let us know in the comments below what surprised you!

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