Apple Music scored for a 48-hour exclusive of Snoop Dogg's 14th studio album Coolaid. Fortunately for all those who don't have Apple Music, Snoop has been rather generous with releases ahead of the formal album drop on Friday. Wednesday afternoon he dropped "My Carz," an homage to his fleet of whips.
Last year, Drake started a conversation with his If You're Reading This It's Too Late proclamation; "if I die, I'm a legend". As an artist who had not even put a decade into rap, it was a bold claim, but there are a few artists who've been doing their thing long enough to get by with such a statement without question. Snoop Dogg, who made his first big break on Dr. Dre's The Chronic in 1992 doesn't have anyone arguing against his legend status in hip-hop, but it doesn't mean he can't brag about in anyway.
After experimenting with funk and reggae for a few years, Snoop Dogg is getting ready to drop his most rap-oriented album in years. We've already heard a number of records from COOLAID, the LP scheduled to arrive this Friday, July 1st, and today we've received yet another new cut, which finds the legendary rapper bridging the gap between the West Coast of new and old, teaming with Cardo (the producer behind recent songs from Nef The Pharaoh, Kamaiyah, ScHoolboy Q, and Payroll Giovanni) and Cubeatz for a summer slapper called "Coolaid Man".
Point Seen Money Gone
Snoop Dogg Feat. Jeremih
One of the longest standing OGs in the game that still raps (and does it well), Snoop Dogg, is gearing up for the release of his fourteenth studio album. Snoop revealed the cover art for Cool Aid last week, which itself was led by the high-energy weed anthem "Kush Ups" featuring stoner cousin Wiz Khalifa. That song alone had us pretty excited for Cool Aid, but Uncle Snoop drummed up even more anticipation over the weekend when he let Dr.
"Motherfucking Just Blaze is cookin' right now, nigga!" said a delighted Snoop Dogg after hearing a new Just Blaze beat in the studio earlier this year. "Ooh, and that's all for me? Oooh wee!"
All The Way Up (Westside Remix)
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Feat. Snoop Dogg, The Game, E-40 & French Montana
Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All The Way Up" has been a consistent presence in New York over the last few months, and judging by its chart placements, NY isn't the only place listening. Still, it always helps to have some regional talent on a record to get radio play elsewhere, and today, the "Westside Remix" of the record has done just that, adding verses from L.A.'s The Game, Long Beach's Snoop Dogg, and The Bay's E-40. They all bring their own flavor to the record, finding pockets NY rappers probably wouldn't even see on the beat. So is the beauty of regional styles.
Nipsey Hussle Feat. Snoop Dogg
Nipsey Hussle has vowed to released one song per week until his long-awaited album Victory Lap has been released. This week, Nipsey Hussle links up with kindred spirit Snoop Dogg on "Question #1," arguably the best #MarathonMondays track to date. Produced by Myguymars & Mike & Keys, "Question #1" is organized around a thick 'n' thunderous West Coast bass line. We are living in the midst of a G-funk revival. Nipsey and Snoop are two of the most consistent rappers in the game, and they come with their usual levels of intensity/steez.
Snoop Dogg Feat. Wiz Khalifa
Snoop Dogg is back today with another release off his forthcoming Cool Aid album, which arrives on July 1. After debuting the Swizz Beatz-produced record “Fireworks” last week on Jimmy Kimmel, the West Coast legend decides to return with his marijuana brethren Wiz Khalifa for a new single called “Kush Ups.”
Fetty Wap Feat. Snoop Dogg
What on earth is in the syrup today? After new tracks from Mike Will & Rihanna, YG, and a supergroup of Kanye West's most talented friends and underlings, Fetty Wap is the latest star to put his name into the summer rotation. The Paterson melody man shared three new singles today. Well, one of those was the previously leaked "My Environment," but still, the man's productivity is astounding. One of those tracks finds Fetty going to the Left Coast to link with Snoop Dogg. The "Westside" beat, however, comes from ATL's London on da Track.
Love Around The World
Snoop Dogg Feat. Big Bub
Snoop Dogg is getting ready to own the summer. He's going on tour with Wiz Khalifa and he just announced an album dropping on July 1. He continues to assert his dominance over the summer with the release of "Love Around the World," a new track that features the sensuous vocals of Big Bub and what sounds like an interpolation of The Fugees' "Ooh La La La."
Snoop Dogg Feat. October
Following yesterday's announcement that he'll be dropping an album on July 1, Snoop shared music today for the first time since his luscious Mike Will Made-It-produced 4/20 release "Late Nights." Produced by Bongo da Drum Gawd, "Top Down" arrives just in time for summer drop top season.
Snoop Dogg rarely goes more than a few months without releasing new music. In Wednesday's early hours he quietly posted a collaboration with Mike Will Made-It called "Late Nights." The record contains low-key drums, silky electric piano fills, and hazy guitar, the ideal soundtrack for a nocturnal smoke sesh. Mike Will the producer MVP of 2016 so far.
J Dilla Feat. Snoop Dogg & Kokane
Unfortunately, there was no Views from the 6 edition of OVO Sound Radio tonight, as some had suspected. However, another episode of Dre's exclusive-packed show "The Pharmacy" went live on Beats 1 radio, and the Doc didn't disappoint, as he premiered a new track off J Dilla's upcoming posthumous album The Diary. It's fitting that Dre got the exclusive drop on Dilla's "Gangsta Boogie," as the track features two West Coast vets in Snoop Dogg and Kokane.
Ahh Shit Gah Damn!
Kool John Feat. Snoop Dogg & Iamsu!
"Ahh Shit Gah Damn!" That's really all there is to say upon hearing the cross-regional flavor on this one, the latest single from Bay Area elite Kool John. On the new record, he's joined by his fellow HBK Gang-member Iamsu! as well as another legend hailing from several hours to the south, LBC's Snoop Dogg, who's always showed Bay love throughout his storied career.
Fuck Wit Dre Day [Throwback]
Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg
Today really is Dre Day, so it seems entirely too appropriate to choose Dre. Day's "Fuck Wit Dre Day" (or simply "Dre Day" in its censored form) as our Throwback song of choice. Although the record has nothing at all to do with the doctor's birthday, it was actually a diss record towards former friend/NWA member Eazy-E, with some shots thrown in towards 2 Live Crew's Luke and Ice Cube for good measure.
Smoke DZA Feat. Snoop Dogg
Smoke DZA and Snoop Dogg was bound to happen. There’s just too much weed smoking synergy. Smoke is gearing up to release his 4th studio album He Has Risen on March 4, and this is the first single from the project.
Colonel Loud Feat. Too Short, Snoop Dogg & Ricco Barrino
The popular hit “California” by Colonel Loud didn’t actually feature anyone from California (T.I. and Young Dolph were on the other version). The North Carolina emcee has rectified the situation by recruiting two of the most storied spitters from the sunny state of CA.
N My Life Tyme
Snoop Dogg & Daz Dillinger
Many vets have been trying to stay relevant by working with young producers or adding a little bit of trap to their sound, but for their upcoming album, Cuzznz, Snoop and Daz have simply been exploring the possibilities within the G-funk sound, and the results couldn't be more pleasing.
I'm From Long Beach
When he's not busy ranting on Instagram about his NFL team's massive loss, Snoop's putting in work. The rapper has come through with a dope new single today, repping the city that birthed him, Long Beach. This follows up an entire mixtape dedicated to his native city, Beach City, which dropped the other month.
Daz Dillinger & Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger are coming together for a joint album, Cuzznz. Joint projects are particularly en vogue right now, but there's no questioning the chemistry between these two West Coast OGs. Here's the second new track, "Best Friend," off the upcoming album, following the Dam-Funk-produced "Sho You Right," released at the end of October.