TASTY TUESDAY!! #WhatNew - Snoop Dogg Dismissed Dr. Dre's 1992 Phone Call As "Prank"
Before 19-year-old Snoop Doggy Dogg joined Dr. Dre for 1992’s breakout hit, “Deep Cover,” the Long Beach legend was a just another teenager kicking it on the block, trying to jumpstart a rap career. But as fate would have it, that same year, the N.W.A mastermind heard Snoop’s mixtape at a bachelor party and immediately took interest, but Snoop almost missed that connection when he reportedly hung up on the rap mogul.
According to an interview in the upcoming HBO documentary The Defiant Ones – a four part series highlighting the relationship between Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre — Dre told his stepbrother Warren G, “This is a fucking diamond in the rough and we need to polish it up!”
But when Dr. Dre called Snoop, the then-drug dealer dismissed it as a prank call. “This ain’t no motherfuckin’ Dr. Dre,” he said — click. Dre persisted and left him a follow-up voicemail, which eventually convinced Snoop he was the real deal. As the saying goes — the rest is history.
It’s hard to imagine a Hip Hop landscape without the undeniable chemistry of Dre and Snoop. The two went on to create one of the genre’s most celebrated albums, 1992’s The Chronic, which helped usher in the G-Funk era. Dre is now one of rap’s biggest success stories, while Snoop continues to hold down his place in Hip Hop history. His most recent album, Neva Left, debuted May 19.
The Defiant Ones premieres on July 9.
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ALBUM REVIEW: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar
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DAMN. is Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album. On this album, he deals with a lack of faith and increasing materialism, which is leaving us less fulfilled. As he said on DUCKWORTH. "It was always me vs the world, until I found out it's me vs me." Kendrick is describing not only his, but humanity's internal struggles. One of the interesting things about this album is that you can play it backwards, and conceptually, it still makes sense. The first track, BLOOD. is the story of Kendrick attempting to assist a blind woman who seems to have lost something, only to be shot by her. The next few songs deal with who Kendrick is as a person and his roots(with some nice FOX News jabs), while towards the middle of the album with tracks such as PRIDE., HUMBLE., and LUST. he began talking about the vanity and materialism that he, and all of us, must combat in life. The last track, DUCKWORTH. is the story of how a TDE executive once robbed Kendrick's father, and how, by sparing his life he has allowed Kendrick to be successful. When played in order, the album could describe combatting increasing materialism, while backwards, the album could be describing someone returning to their roots and being moral. Due to excellent production, this album is easy to vibe to if you don't want to deal with the lyrical complexity. There are bangers such as DNA. and HUMBLE. and more chill songs such as PRIDE., YAH., and LUST. Kendrick's flow on every track is unique as his delivery is amazing throughout. He really nailed this project.
OVERALL: 9.45/10 (Great project, high replay value)
Tonight's the night I get in some shit (Yeah) Deep cover on the incognito tip Killin' motherfuckers if I have to Peelin' caps too cause you niggas know I'm comin' at you I guess that's part of the game But I feel for the nigger who thinks he just gonna come and chance Things With the swiftness so get it right with the quickness And let me handle my business yo I'm on a mission and my mission won't stop Until I get the nigger maxin' at the top I hope you get his ass before he drops Kingpin kickin' back while his workers sling his rocks Coming up like a fat rat Big money, big cars, big body guards on his back So it's difficult to get him But I got the hook up with somebody who knows how to get in contact With Him Hit him like this and like that🎤