Tha Dogg Pound Reveals Snoop Dogg ‘Missionary’ Album With Dr. Dre Dropping In July

Tha Dogg Pound members Daz Dillinger and Kurupt have revealed on the Drink Champs podcast, hosted by N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, that Snoop Dogg’s new album Missionary, produced by the legendary Dr. Dre, is set to release next month under the banners of Death Row Records, Aftermath, and Interscope.

The announcement came around the 16-minute mark of the Drink Champs episode during a conversation about the collaborative efforts behind the W.A.W.G. (We All We Got) album. Kurupt detailed the collective sacrifices made by the group, including the postponement of their individual projects to prioritize the group’s work. This unity and shared focus culminated in the exciting news of Snoop Dogg’s upcoming album, with both Daz and Kurupt confirming its July release.

During the discussion Kurupt revealed, “When Delmar came home, Dogg said DPG time.  It was like everybody sacrifice.  You damn Skippy.  Eastsodaz sacrificed their record, I sacrificed my solo record, Daz sacrificed.  We all sacrificed.  Dogg sacrificed because he got an album dropping in July!  His album with Dr. Dre dropping in July.”  Daz concurred, saying, “He got an album with Dr. Dre dropping in July.”

The anticipation for Missionary has been building since Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past March. The duo, whose partnership dates back to the seminal Doggystyle album in 1993, shared updates on the album’s progress, with Dr. Dre reflecting on the significance of their first collaboration and the journey since.

The album’s title, Missionary, is a homage to their debut and the era that solidified their places in music history. The excitement was further fueled by Snoop Dogg’s confirmation of the album on Steven A. Smith’s podcast, Know Mercy, and The D.O.C.‘s comments on its sound, which he described as a blend of the classic and contemporary Death Row Records vibe.

Snoop Dogg has expressed his admiration for the project, calling it “masterful” and crediting Dr. Dre with challenging him creatively and leading to an evolution in his artistry. Erick Sermon, who teased a particularly “crazy” track that fans can look forward to, also hinted at the album’s promise of innovation.

As the release date approaches, the hip-hop world is abuzz with anticipation for Missionary. The reunion of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, two titans of the genre, is a nostalgic trip down memory lane and a forward-looking venture that promises to blend their rich musical legacy with fresh and contemporary sounds. The album is poised to be a significant addition to the cultural tapestry of hip-hop, marking another milestone in the enduring legacy of these two artists.