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Daz Dillinger Says He Produced Some Of The Classics Credited To Dr. Dre & Names Them (Video)

In the mid-1990s, Daz Dillinger became an elite music producer. In addition to a heavy hand in his Dogg Pound group with Kurupt, the Long Beach, California representative laced high-profile tracks for Tupac Shakur's chart-topping All Eyez On Me, as well as tracks for Snoop Dogg, WC, C-Murder, and Nate... Read more

Kurupt Recalls Snatching The “New York, New York” Beat Back From Biggie

In September of 1995, Tha Dogg Pound released the first single from their debut album, Dogg Food. "New York, New York" proved to be a controversial record, even if it is rooted in a 1983 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five single. The '95 Death Row Records version arrived five... Read more

Lady Of Rage, RBX & Dogg Pound Locked It Down Again 20 Years After Death Row (Video)

In less than a month, it marks 25 years since Dr. Dre brought out The Chronic. Hip-Hop has been partying ever since to an album that put Snoop Dogg on center stage but made some breakthrough introductions by way of Tha Dogg Pound, RBX, and The Lady Of Rage. For... Read more

Daz Tells B-Real Who Supplied The Chronic For Dr. Dre’s Masterpiece (Video)

Dr. Dre named his 1992 solo debut album The Chronic and had millions of consumers aiming to catch a contact. The first LP released on Death Row Records took its name from a notoriously powerful strain of marijuana circulating around Southern California at the time. Combined with old Funk records... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound’s First Death Row Release Was Poetic And Hard AF (Audio)

On Halloween of 1995, Tha Dogg Pound opened up their can of Dogg Food. Kurupt and Daz Dillinger were the third artists with an album released by Death Row Records. Following their mentors, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, this Long Beach—rooted duo was much rougher than its teammates. Like the... Read more

Redman Details How He Got His Mind Made Up For Him On His Tupac Collabo (Video)

Released in 1996, Tupac Shakur's fourth solo album, All Eyez On Me has since loaned its name to the hugely successful biopic about the late rapper in theaters now. The LP featured material now considered to be classic, including "All About U," a single featuring Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg,  Dru Down, Yaki Kadafi... Read more

Comedian & Actor Ricky Harris Has Passed Away At Age 54

Comedian, actor, and music personality Ricky Harris has died. Social media posts by DJ Pooh, Snoop Dogg, and Daz Dillinger confirmed Harris' passing. Reportedly, the 54 year old died of a heart attack today (December 26). Throughout the last 23 years, Harris established himself as an actor and comedian. He... Read more

Snoop Dogg’s Santa Brought His Gifts In A ’64 Impala Sleigh (Video)

What do you get when you mix Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg's soaring vocals, an iconic Isaac Hayes sample and a nod to the Godfather of Soul? Christmas Rap, G-Funk style. Titled after the James Brown classic, “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto” is the first track and lead single... Read more

Kurupt Looks Back At The Major Beefs Of His Career In “Unsung” (Video)

This week, the Unsung series aired its episode dedicated to Kurupt. The TV One program examined the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania upbringing of Tha Dogg Pound co-founder. Kurupt admits that Rakim is a leading Rap influence in his lyrical style and enhanced vocabulary. The biography follows Kurupt's move to California, and subsequent... Read more

Snoop Dogg Brings DJ Quik, Warren G, Bone Thugs & Tha Pound On Tour

Snoop Dogg will be back on the road with close associates Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound and DJ Quik, as well as the iconic Cleveland, Ohio clique Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. All three openers represent past Snoop collaborators, with Warren being a longtime 213 band-mate and Daz, Kurupt and Quik being former... Read more

Lost Boyz, Tha Dogg Pound & Canibus Had Heads High On The Music (Video)

In 1996, Queens, New York's Lost Boyz burst onto the scene with vibe-driven Hip-Hop like no other act out. Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, Pretty Lou, and Spigg Nice were welcomed distractions to the heated coastal rivalry perceived in Hip-Hop. Like the neighboring Boot Camp Clik, the LB Fam was able... Read more

Snoop Dogg Claims He Is The Reason Tupac Signed To Death Row

In 1995 and 1996, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur were label mates at Death Row Records. Notably, 'Pac had made a cameo in Snoop's 1994 film, Murder Was The Case—which was directed by Dr. Dre. He would also release a hit video single on Above The Rim soundtrack in "Pour... Read more

Daz Explains Why Lady Of Rage & Inspectah Deck Verses Did Not Make “All Eyez On Me” (Video)

Daz Dillinger produced five of the 27 tracks on Tupac's All Eyez On Me double album. Tha Dogg Pound MC/producer was a close affiliate of Shakur during his year with Death Row Records. The blockbuster album would eventually reach diamond certification, with Daz producing singles such as "I Ain't Mad... Read more

Mobb Deep Announce Hell On Earth 20th Anniversary Tour Dates

One day after Bone Thugs-N-Harmony announced a "Crossroads" 20th anniversary tour, another 1996 giant hits the road in style. Beginning next week, Queens, New York duo Mobb Deep will begin more than two months of touring in recognition of Hell On Earth. Prodigy and Havoc's third album was released on... Read more

Daz Dillinger Is Really Serious About A Death Row Biopic…So Much So, He’s Cast It (Photos)

F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton blockbuster biopic of N.W.A. addresses the rise of not only the group, but 1980s West Coast Gangsta Rap. In the film, in addition to the group members (Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren), pivotal Rap figures are portrayed including The D.O.C.,... Read more

Black Milk, Daz & Do Or Die All Featured On An Electro-Hip-Hop LP (Album Stream)

On his new album Fundamentals, Onra craftily fuses French Electronica with mellow vibrations spawning from his love for '90s Hip-Hop and R&B. The Franco-Persian producer merits the exclusive use of an Akai MPC in creating a sound that salutes the retro while fostering the futuristic. Hip-Hop Heads can look forward... Read more

3 of Cali’s Finest: Kurupt, King T & Fashawn Unite, On A K-Def Remix (Audio)

For his Another Time album, Miami, Florida's DJ EFN created a California super collaboration. "Selfish" features King T, Kurupt, and Fashawn—three masters from the last 25 years of Hip-Hop. With a new album fresh in stores, EFN calls upon veteran producer K-Def for the remix. New Jersey's K-Def is a... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound Electrify Some G-Funk With Snoop Dogg & Kokane (Audio)

Twenty years removed from Dogg Food, there seems to be two styles to Tha Dogg Pound. Daz and Kurupt can be laid back, smoked out, and mellow—even if the verses never really put on the kid gloves. On the other hand, as evident in their "What Would You Do?" days,... Read more

Snoop Dogg Makes 2015 Funktafied With A Dam-Funk & Daz Dillinger Double-Take (Audio)

It's always a celebration for Snoop Dogg. Tha Doggfather brings in the new year by heating up one of his many, many side projects. 7 Days Of Funk brought Snoop to Stones Throw Records to link with producer/vocalist Dam-Funk for a retro, free-form 2013 Funk project that brought each Southern... Read more

Finding the GOAT: Pick Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Snoop & Tha Dogg Pound Release That’s My Work 5 (Mixtape)

Ahead of his hosting gig for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Uncle Snoop Dogg releases the 5th installment of his That's My Work mixtape series, along with Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and DJ Drama. Check out the stream and download below. Download Mixtape Related: Out Of Seemingly Thin & Smoky Air,... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April Including Scarface, The Roots, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & More (Audio Playlist)

April brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music featuring Scarface, KRS-One, The Roots, 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & Marvin Gaye, Pharoahe Monch, Big L & Fat Joe, Da Brat, Daz Dillinger, Slum Village & Black Milk, Rapsody, Chance the Rapper, Mobb Deep and much more.... Read more

Daz Dillinger Reunites Snoop Dogg & Devin the Dude on His Latest Track (Audio)

Daz Dillinger reunites Snoop Dogg and Devin the Dude on his latest track. Check out Blow'd. Related: Daz Dillinger Keeps it Real Witcha (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger Keeps it Real Witcha (Audio)

Daz Dillinger is releasing a new solo album next week. Here's the latest single. Check out Real Witcha featuring Z-Ro. Related: Daz Dillinger is Working Overtime on His Latest Release (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger is Working Overtime on His Latest Release (Audio)

Here's a new solo joint from Daz Dillinger. Check out Overtime featuring Mitchy Slick & A-Lexxus. Related: Snoop Dogg & Daz Make A Touching Uncle June Bugg Tribute With Years Of Footage (Video)... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Daz Make A Touching Uncle June Bugg Tribute With Years Of Footage (Video)

Following last week's audio tribute from Tha Dogg Pound to Uncle June Bugg, Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger made the video. The cousins/DPG relatives shared years of footage from their late uncle, while performing for the camera. In addition to Bishop Don Magic Juan, Uncle June was one of the... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger Pay Tribute to Snoop’s Late Uncle (Audio)

Rest in peace to Snoop Dogg's Uncle Junebug who passed away earlier this week. He and Daz Dillinger honor him with a soulful and moving tribute. Check out We'll Miss U (Uncle Junebug). Related: Snoop Dogg Talks Us Through His Life & Shows Us Why Peace Is The Word (Video)... Read more

Snoop & Daz Make it Clear Gangstas Need Love Too in What’s Your Pleasure (Video)

Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger have come a long way from the days of It Ain't No Fun...Their latest ode to the universal language is a bit more gentlemanly. Check out the video for What's Your Pleasure. Related: Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk Have 7 Days Of Funk For The Ladies... Read more

Daz Dillinger Goes Bacc 2 Tha Old School With Shalamar & Zapp (Mixtape)

Gearing up on a Doggystyle-inspired weekend, Daz Dillinger, who worked extensively on Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut, fired up some old school Funk on Bacc 2 Tha Old School. The co-founder of Tha Dogg Pound takes a page from Joell Ortiz' mixtape book from a few years ago, and gets his... Read more

Daz Dillinger Brings Back the Funk on Cutie Pie (Audio)

Few songs say "OG West Coast Funk" more than One Way's Cutie Pie. Daz Dillinger, a West Coast OG himself, recently dropped a few verses on the funk classic. Stayed tuned for his upcoming mixtape Bacc 2 Tha Old School Vol 1 where he'll be remixing several back in the... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of July 2013 (Audio Playlist)

Jay-Z dominated the headlines in July, but there was a LOT of good music from other artists last month, as well. Here's a playlist of the best hip-hop to drop in July. You'll hear music from MC Lyte, Q-Tip, J. Cole, Rapsody, Pete Rock & Camp Lo, Daz Dillinger, Nipsey... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Don’t Call it a Comeback (Video)

Here's a hard hitting new collabo from Daz Dillinger and WC. The title of the track fits the tone. Check out the video for Don't Call it a Comeback. Related: Daz Dillinger & WC – Stay Out the Way ft Snoop Dogg (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger – Love 2 Hate (Video)

Here's a 2nd video from Daz Dillinger in as many days. Check out Love 2 Hate. Related: Daz Dillinger – Goin’ Gorillaz (Video)... Read more

Daz Dillinger – Goin’ Gorillaz (Video)

Here's the latest video from Daz Dillinger. Check out Goin' Gorillaz. Related: Daz Dillinger – Love 2 Hate (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger – Love 2 Hate

Daz Dillinger is still banging on wax. Check out his latest release, Love 2 Hate. Related: Daz Dillinger & WC – Stay Out the Way ft Snoop Dogg (Audio)... Read more

Daz Dillinger & WC – Wha’cha Gon Do

Daz Dillinger & WC revisit the Luniz classic "I Got 5 On It" beat in their latest release. Check out Wha Cha Gon' Do. Related: Daz Dillinger – Late Nite ft WC (Video)... Read more

Daz Dillinger – Late Nite ft WC (Video)

Daz Dillinger and WC are still repping the Left Coast heavy. Check out the new video for their collabo, Late Nite. Related: Daz Dillinger – Once Again (Video)... Read more

Daz Dillinger – Once Again (Video)

Daz Dillinger has a new album dropping next month. Here's the latest video from the project. Check out Once Again. Related: E-40 – What You Smokin’ ft Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt & Kokane (Video)... Read more

Curren$y – Fast Cars Faster Women (Video)

Here's the latest video from Curren$y. Check out Fast Cars Faster Women featuring Daz Dillinger. Related: Curren$y - Smoke One For Spitta (Mixtape)... Read more

Curren$y – Fast Cars Faster Women ft Daz Dillinger

Here's a new one from Curren$y featuring Daz Dillinger. Check out Fast Cars Faster Women. Related: Curren$y - What It Look Like featuring Wale http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Rk5jyvE8CMU... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah – Rap Money ft Daz Dillinger

Freddie Gibbs and Statik Selektah link with Daz Dillinger. Check out the video for Rap Money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WRRnMG0G1Hk... Read more

Freddie Gibbs and Daz Dillinger on a Statik Selektah track. Nuff said…

Check out Rap Money. Click here to download.... Read more