Snoop Dogg has addressed comparisons between Death Row Records and Top Dawg Entertainment.
In a recent interview with VIBE, Snoop Dogg responded to Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith's comparison of Death Row Records and Top Dawg Entertainment, dismissing it but acknowledging the former's influence on the latter.
"They're not the new Death Row," said Snoop. "Because TDE did it completely differently than Death Row did it. Death Row did it with a gangsta approach. We was smashin' on niggas, fuckin' people up, we was determined to be the hardest, meanest, baddest, coldest, roughest, toughest in the game. That was our mission. TDE? Rappers. They peaceful, they love, they get down, they rappers from everywhere, and they represent hip-hop. They don't represent negativity and violence, and trying to mash and disrespect. Death Row, we came out disrespectful. Eazy-E and anybody that came out with Dr. Dre. That was our first get-down, was fuck them niggas up first. That's not TDE mentality. Their mentality is cool with everybody."
As for the above-mentioned influence, Snoop used Kendrick Lamar's recent aggressiveness as an example.
"Kendrick Lamar flipped out on everybody, that's that Death Row influence, that may have cause him to backslide and feel a certain way, which I support fully, and his thoughts on what he said, because I'm from the West Coast, fuck everybody that got a problem with it. But I don't feel like TDE and Death Row are the same thing in any way. I feel like Death Row paved the way for TDE to do it in their own way so they can stay around for 20 years from now."
Thoughts on this? Peep the full interview below: