Snoop Dogg is one of the titans of hip-hop. The rapper has produced many classics, but his 1993 record ‘Doggystyle’ holds the title of being his magnum opus. The rapper makes headlines for varied reasons, such as stating that he was the first celebrity to join Instagram.

The rapper recently appeared on the Full Send Podcast, where he talked about many things from his career. What stood out was how Taylor Swift’s move to re-record her albums to own the master inspired Snoop Dogg himself to almost re-master his 1993 classic, Doggystyle.

Dogg said that Taylor Swift is quite a recent artist, and pointed out that she remastered her album. As to why she did that, he explained that she had to make revenues off that album, and the only way to get the finances was remastering her albums.

She ain’t an old artist at all. She’s quite new. What did she do? She remastered her album. Why? Because she wasn’t making revenues off that album. Why did she redo her album? Because she couldn’t get finances, so she redid her album as a way of, ‘I’ll make this for my fans, and they’ll support me, because those are my vocals, and this is my music. I should be making money off of my project when you buy it.

The rapper talked about a conversation he had with one of his sons about remastering his album. However, he pointed out that Doggystyle is the type of classic that you just can’t recreate in the same spirit as the original.

I was going to remaster my album. My son had told me years ago, he was like, ‘You should just remaster Doggystyle, pops, f— all that. Just remaster it, you ain’t gotta worry about all that. But I didn’t wanna go [with] that approach, because you can’t remaster Doggystyle like you can remaster them R&B songs. That s— was a feeling, that s— was a moment.

Snoop found a way to deal with recapturing the Doggystyle masters regardless. He bought Death Row Records back in February, 30 years after he released Doggystyle through them. The rapper then proceeded to remove all the albums from Death Row Records from all the digital streaming platforms, and announced his own streaming service where fans can purchase the music as NFTs.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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