About Tha Dogg Pound
One of the more prominent duos in hip-hop history is Tha Dogg Pound, made up of rappers Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. The two rappers formed the group after Dr. Dre suggested they do so while they were recording Dre’s album “The Chronic”. They released their debut album “Dogg Food” in 1995 under Death Row Records and the album eventually certified 2x platinum. Since forming as a duo, Tha Dogg Pound has released eight studio albums as well as various other collaboration albums and an EP.
They have collaborated with many noteworthy artists and producers including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, The Lady of Rage, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Tray Deee, RBX, 2Pac, Xzibit, Beanie Sigel, Roscoe, Swizz Beats, David Banner, Ryan Leslie, Paul Wall, Ice Cube, Diddy, Game, Too Short, Bad Azz, Cassidy, Krayzie Bone, Pharrell, Nicole Wray, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and several others.
They most recently released their “Doggy Bag” album in 2012 as well as a collaboration tape with Snoop Dogg called “That’s My Work Vol. 1” the same year. They have not yet announced details for another project, but expect the Grammy-nominated duo to release new music sometime soon.
- They were affected tremendously by the death of Tupac Shakur and in 2003 they stated that they believed Suge Knight was responsible for his murder.
- Kurupt left Death Row Records in 1997 and Daz followed in 1999.
- They were involved in various beefs including one with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, as well as the notorious East Coast-West Coast rivalry.
- The duo had internal issues and began dissing each other after Kurupt signed back with Suge Knight’s Death Row in 2002 but ended the feud in 2005.
- They are part of the “extended family” D.P.G.C. that is short for Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips.