Today in Hip-Hop: Dr. Dre Drops ‘Deep Cover’ Featuring Snoop Dogg

On this day, April 9, in hip-hop history... 1992: Back when West Coast hip-hop was just coming into its own, a business-minded Dr. Dre, CEO and founder of Death Row Records, was leading the charge. After a lengthy dispute with his former crew, N.W.A, Dre branched out on his own and on April 9, 1992 released his first solo single, "Deep Cover", also known as "187," featuring Snoop Dogg. The single coincided with the 1992 film Deep Cover starring Laurence Fishburne. "Deep Cover" was a landmark in each rappers' careers. Though it was not a huge commercial success by the numbers, peaking ...

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