Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre have gifted the hip-hop culture with some legendary collaborations throughout the years. It all started with their collaborations on the super producer’s debut classic album The Chronic in 1992, followed by a string of additional hits. However, the Doggfather was so nervous when he first met Dre that he choked and couldn’t rap for him.
Snoop recently recalled their first meeting during an episode of the Checc’n ~ In Podcast. Dr. Dre wanted him to rap over the original demo for “Eazy-Duz-It,” which became an Eazy-E single in 1988. However, when Dr. Dre offered him the opportunity to spit some bars over the beat, Snoop declined. He went so far as to say he didn’t even rap.
“He [Dr. Dre] came over one Thanksgiving and Warren G had me nervous because he was telling Dre ‘Snoopy can rap’ and I was like man shut the f### up, I ain’t ready yet. So Dre takes us to the back room and he starts playing that ‘He once was a thug from around the way,’ before it had even come out.”
“He [Dr. Dre] turned to me and was like ‘you rap?’ and I’m like ‘nah I don’t rap!’ That was my moment and I froze up on cuz. I wasn’t ready.”
Fortunately for Hip-Hop culture, Snoop overcame his fears and collaborated with Dre on the Deep Cover soundtrack in 1992. Later that year, the D-O-Double-G was heavily featured on Dre’s iconic debut, The Chronic, which produced multiple chart hits. The duo later reunited in 1999 for Dre’s return on “Still Dre,” the album’s lead single, as well as numerous other songs.
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are not done making classic music together yet, as Snoop stated earlier this month. So we must patiently sit and wait in order to taste what they are cooking together. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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