It’s a good day for West Coast music lovers after legendary emcee Snoop Dogg recently shared that he and longtime collaborator Dr. Dre have reunited in the studio and are gearing up to release new music.
The newly acquired Death Row Records owner remained mainly tight-lipped about the details of their musical process, and it remains unclear even when fans can expect to get a project. However, the “Young, Wild, & Fire” musician did confirm, “We’re cooking up a little something,” during an interview with ET Online. “I don’t wanna talk about it too much, but we’re back together again,” the 50-year-old star explained.
Snoop and the Beats Electronics co-founder first worked together musically on the latter’s critically acclaimed 1992 Death Row debut studio album, “The Chronic.” Snoop gained notoriety after being featured on Dre’s debut solo single “Deep Cover.”
“It’s been 30 years since we worked on a record, and we’re doin’ something; we’re workin’ on something,” he said cheerfully.
The pair were spotted together last February when hip-hop took center stage at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, featuring Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, who all took the stage to perform some of their biggest hits. Fans also were treated to a surprise special appearance from 50 Cent. Detroit native Eminem, who also co-headlined, stunned viewers by taking a knee on stage while putting his right hand on his head, looking downward.
For his set, Snoop wore a blue bandana-style jumpsuit, a style many consider gang paraphernalia, while Crip-walking on stage. In March, he spoke about the monumental moment with Tidal chief content officer Elliott Wilson, stating, “When I got home and watched it on playback, I thought it was the greatest sh-t ever.”
The “Bad Decisions” rapper revealed that Jay-Z played a significant role in what viewers saw take place. “We love each other. Like, not secretly, like publicly, we love each other,” the rapper said at the time.
“It is what it is, so it’s like for him to go to bat for us and tell the NFL, ‘F-ck that. They perform, or I quit,’ that was the most gangster sh-t out of everything,” he continued. “Then with attire and kneeling and all this … you can’t wear your gang bang sh-t? JAY-Z hit me like, ‘Wear what the f-ck you want to wear. Peace to the gods.’”