Snoop Has Released A New Song With Nate Dogg

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In one of the biggest weeks of his 30-year career, Snoop Dogg has released his 19th solo albumBODR (Bacc On Death Row). The thematic album follows Snoop’s acquisition of Death Row, the same record company where his career began 30 years agoBODR marks the first album Snoop has released on Tha Row (while actively signed) since 1996’s Tha Doggfather. It arrives just two days before Snoop, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in support of Dr. Dre—Death Row’s co-founder and Snoop’s mentor.

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BODR features some high-profile peers, including Nas, The Game, T.I., and DaBaby. However, the 18-track collection has a rare collaboration with Nate Dogg. Nate was Snoop’s bandmate pre-Death Row in 213. Snoop, Nate, and Warren G made the tape of music that would ultimately catch the attention of Dr. Dre at a pool party. Although Dre insisted on building a solo career for Snoop at Death Row, Nate and Warren G would follow with breakout careers by the mid-1990s. Nate died in 2011 following multiple strokes. “Outside The Box” reunites the two Long Beach, California legends. The DJ Battlecat-produced song begins with an homage to classic Death Row releases, followed by Nate’s smooth melody—informed by the church and inspired by Cameo. Snoop breaks into his flow and a positive message. “We came from a place where our hearts are pure / People want to know what we’re marching for / Whooped-up, scooped up all my pals / Flavor for days, so much style,” he begins. Snoop name-checks a Dogg Pound classic before nodding to “Let Bygones Be Bygones,” his 2019 letter to Suge Knight in the form of a song. He also promotes love, charity, and taking a peaceful route in life.

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While Nate Dogg is BODR‘s only former Death Row Records artist on the vocals, the album boasts production from Soopafly, a Dogg Pound affiliate (who played  who became a label solo artist after Snoop’s contract was sold to No Limit Records in 1998. The veteran Battlecat had remixed Snoop’s “Vapors” single (a Biz Markie tribute) 25-plus years ago. Hi-Tek, Hit-Boy, Bink, DJ Green Lantern, Nottz, and Don Cannon also handle beats. Previously, posthumous Nate vocals have appeared on albums by Warren G, and Anderson .Paak.

On the AFH playlist, listeners can also hear recent Snoop songs alongside Dr. Dre and Russ, as well as new music from Berner, Curren$y, Redman & Method Man, Eminem, and Terrace Martin.

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#BonusBeat: Last month’s What’s The Headline podcast that predicted Snoop Dogg would take ownership of Death Row Records (at 1:03:05):