Snoop Dogg Confirms Details Of Upcoming Album With Dr. Dre

During the summer, one of Death Row Records’ financiers, Michael “Harry-O” Harris revealed that Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are making an album together. The revelation came on Kevin Garnett’s KG Certified talk show.

The man who supplied funds for a label intended to be Godfather Entertainment, spoke about reconnecting with two men who benefited from the resulting Death Row Records. Now, Snoop Dogg, who announced acquiring the label this year, is involving legacy artists and even Michael Harris—who sued Suge Knight during the label’s initial reign. “Now you got Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre doing another album together. I was blessed to sit there the other day [and watch them].” After Garnett reacted to a potential exclusive tidbit, Harry-O confirmed, “I don’t know if I’m spillin’ the beans, but I’m tellin’ you, bro, sittin’ in that room [watching them]. I’m talkin’ like Chronic‘back in the room.’”

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Following Harry-O’s remarks, Snoop Dogg has confirmed the news. Like Harry-O’s comments, Snoop broke the news while in the sports world, appearing on Stephen A. Smith’s K[no]w Mercy podcast (embedded below). “Me and Dr. Dre have been working on an album for the past two months,” confirmed Death Row’s owner. “And it will be done in November, and it’s produced by Dr. Dre,” he confirmed around the 35:00 mark. “It’s our 30th anniversary to Doggystyle. And the name of the album is Missionary.”

Notably, this year also marks the 30th anniversary of The Chronic, Dre’s solo debut which featured a dominating lyrical presence from Snoop Doggy Dogg. The rapper said the album will be released via Death Row/Aftermath, supporting both moguls’ labels.

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Unpacking the title, the MC said, “The first album was Doggystyle,” pausing for effect.

Snoop says that the two artists bonded in 1991 and 1992, after being introduced by Warren G, Dre’s half-brother and Snoop’s 213 band-mate. The Long Beach, California MC recalls the two men pursuing women together, riding around, and listening to tapes in Dre’s car. Snoop alleges that following his N.W.A. tenure, Dre was seeking brotherhood, and the younger artist represented that to the Compton, California producer/rapper. “Remember, the first record was about him. I was all about writing for him—‘Deep Cover,’ ‘Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang,’ ‘Dre Day,’ ‘Let Me Ride’—these were records that we wrote for him to make him the ultimate star because we believed in him like he believed in us.”

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As the new owner of the label, Snoop tells Stephen A. that he is out for legacy. “Death Row Records should be the most prolific, dominant, business-minded companies to come out of the West Coast, that comes and stays with you for a lifetime.”

In February, Dre, Snoop, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige headlined the Superbowl Halftime Show. 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak made cameo appearances for the now Emmy Award-winning performance.

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Earlier this year, Snoop released BODR (Bacc On Death Row). That collection included a posthumous Nate Dogg collaboration.

#BonusBeat: New music by Snoop Dogg is currently on the Ambrosia For Heads playlist: