DJ Premier Recruits Snoop Dogg For His Latest Song

Snoop Dogg and DJ Premier have been working together for over a quarter-century. Both artists are cemented leaders in distinct sounds within Rap, but they collaborate well.

The two first came together on Jermaine Dupri’s debut album for “Protectors Of The 1472” (alongside Warren G and R.O.C.). In 2002, Preemo provided two tracks to Snoop’s album Paid The Cost To Be The Bo$$ as well as another production issued to The Lady Of Rage on a Dogg label compilation. A year later, Snoop guested on The Ownerz, the final Gang Starr album released during Guru’s life. Nearly two decades after, in late 2021, Snoop and Preemo reunited for a power-packed Russ song that also involved Big K.R.I.T. But the legacy does not end there.

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“Can U Dig It?” is currently the first song on the Ambrosia For Heads playlist (follow it here), and it is solely DJ Premier and Snoop. Released on Preemo’s TTT (To The Top) imprint, the song is slow Funk that draws from a West Coast sound that Snoop helped galvanize. Premier creates his distinct style of layers and rhythm scratches, including vocals from mutual collaborator The Game. Snoop’s first verse details life in the underbelly of Southern California neighborhoods like his Long Beach city.

Snoop then flexes his impact: “Taught y’all the recipe: that West Coast mentality / Tupac and Ice Cube, Short Dog and 40 Water / Ice-T and Eazy-E / Quik put you onto B; I put you onto C / D-P-G, away with gun play, and let the beefs cease,” he touts. Notably, Snoop teamed with the aforementioned Cube, Too Short, and E-40 for a Mount Westmore album in 2022. The LBC MC closes out the song mentioning the nearly 30 years of history he shares with Preemo.

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This song follows a series of singles Preemo has been releasing, including songs with Common (also on the playlist) and Russ. Snoop Dogg is currently working on the Dr. Dre-produced Missionary, a sequel to 1993’s Doggystyle album.

The AFH playlist (follow it here) also includes recent selections from Ras Kass with Method Man, RJ Payne, and Method Man, as well as Redman with Potatohead People, Future & Metro Boomin, NugLife & Boldy James, Conway The Machine & Big Ghost Ltd, and ScHoolboy Q.

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#BonusBeat: DJ Premier’s Moment Of Truth 20th anniversary retrospective interview, which was filmed six years ago this weekend: