Hip-hop and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg recently appeared on the All The Smoke podcast for a second time, hosted by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. During the interview, Snoop Dogg gave an update on his highly anticipated upcoming album, titled Missionary, which is entirely produced by the legendary Dr. Dre.
Just before the 40-minute mark, Snoop Dogg revealed that he is currently in the studio with Dr. Dre, working on the finishing touches for the album. He described the collaboration as a fusion of Death Row Records and Aftermath Entertainment. Snoop Dogg expressed admiration for Dr. Dre’s perfectionism, stating, “He’s a perfectionist.”
The Mount Westmore member shared an intriguing backstory about how the album collaboration came about. He recounted receiving a call from Dr. Dre two years ago, inviting him to the studio to work on a few songs together. However, Dr. Dre had a bigger plan in mind. Snoop Dogg reminisced, “He was like ‘Ni–a, come over, let me do a couple songs with you. I’m like ‘Alright, I get over there,’ he’s like ‘Ni–a, let me do your album.’ I’m like ‘Alright, let’s go.'”
According to Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre initially promised to complete the album in just two weeks. However, that timeframe was extended repeatedly as Dr. Dre continuously requested more time to perfect the project. Despite the delays, Snoop Dogg expressed excitement about the collaboration, emphasizing his appreciation for being produced and challenged creatively. He described the project as a growth for himself and praised Dr. Dre’s ability to select bars and use his voice to create a unique sound.
Snoop Dogg further elaborated on the dynamic between himself and Dr. Dre, highlighting the importance of his voice as an instrument within the music. He stated, “When you hear Dre and Snoop, you always, this is what you gon’ learn, every song that you’ve ever heard from Dre and Snoop, my voice is never on top. It’s always in there because it’s an instrument. So that’s what he’s doing. He’s using me as an instrument right now to create this masterful album.”
The upcoming Missionary album is significant as it coincides with the 30-year anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut solo album, ‘Doggystyle,’ released in 1993 under Death Row Records. The new project will be released through a collaboration between Death Row Records and Aftermath Entertainment.
Fans eagerly await the release of Missionary, anticipating the magic that will be created when two musical legends like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre join forces once again. With Snoop Dogg’s unique voice and Dr. Dre’s extraordinary production skills, this album promises to be a masterful creation that pushes boundaries and sets new standards in the hip-hop industry.