Remember Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea's Instagram "feud" from last year? It almost seems like ancient history now, and it looks like The Doggfather's changed his tune since then. In a new profile in the New York Times, the Cali OG says he believes there's a place in hip hop for Iggy and Macklemore, saying that they both have "soul." He also reveals what his career path would be if "rap never came out"-- read some excerpts below.

You have a new album, “Bush,” coming out this month, and there’s more singing than rapping on it. It’s very funk-inspired. Why the change?

"There’s a void for that style of music. I think if rap never came out, I’d have been a R&B singer. I would have been like Rick James, though — an edgy renegade."

What about this suburban streak in hip-hop, like Iggy Azalea and Macklemore?

"Rap is supposed to grow. One thing about Iggy and Macklemore: They got soul. They’re inspired by hip-hop. I don’t care how you’re gonna take it to your people and flip it and dip it and serve it."

Read the full thing here.