On a recent episode of Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith, Snoop Dogg invited Stephen A. into his world for a candid conversation.
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Along with discussing early years of growing up in Long Beach to his life as a gangbanger. Snoop also shared the important advice he received behind bars, and all about the meeting with legendary producer Dr. Dre that changed his life.
Speaking of Dr. Dre, during his chat with Smith, Snoop spilled that he and the legendary producer joined forces on his upcoming album, Missionary, which he also disclosed is set to arrive in November.
When discussing Snoop’s longstanding friendship with the icon, Snoop said, “We’ve bonded over the years and we’ve been a part of each other’s life.” Before sampling some of a song for Stephen A., noting “you’re the first one to hear this… Me and Dr. Dre have been working on an album for the past two months.”
As we already mentioned, Snoop informed Smith “It’ll be done in November. It’s produced by Dr. Dre, it’s our 30th anniversary to Doggystyle. And the name of the album is Missionary.”
After Smith inquired, “Why that name?” In typical Snoop behavior he simply stated, “The first album was Doggystyle,” pausing for effect of course, which elicited an eruption of laughter.
We didn’t think it was actually possible for us to love Snoop any more than we already do, but here we are. And clearly Smith feels the same, as he replied, “That is beautiful. I love it, man.”
Snoop also went on to detail his business acumen, discuss becoming the new owner of Death Row Records, and relay advice for the next generation of artists entering the game. To hear everything from the eye-opening hour with the true music and entertainment icon, listen to the entire episode above.
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