Many Hip Hop fans heard Butch Cassidy, then known as Danny “Butch” Means, on Nate Dogg’s G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 on songs like “Scared of Love,” “Dirty Ho’s Draws”, and “I Don’t Wanna Hurt No More.” From there, Butch has experienced a career filled with collaborations with several of Hip Hop’s greatest artists and producers. A few of Butch Cassidy’s high-profile collaborative appearances include the Dr. Dre-produced “Lay Low”, Snoop Dogg and Tha Eastsidaz on “G’d Up,” Warren G’s “This Gangsta Shit Is Too Much,” Mack 10’s “Connected For Life,” featuring WSCG cohorts Ice Cube and WC, Xzibit’s “Loud & Clear,” Mystikal’s “Tarantula,” and G-G-G-Unit’s “Groupie Love.”
In this HipHopDX exclusive, we sit down with the West Coast crooner to discuss his newest single, the King Graint-produced “Get on Up,” who he’s working with on his upcoming full-length project, the aftermath of his cousin Nate Dogg’s passing and how it affected him, his work with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and others legends in the game.
He also revealed the origins of the making of Snoop Dogg’s 2000 single, “Lay Low.” All fans of the G’d up sound should gather ’round and take notes.
Read the interview here