Snoop Dogg Speaks on Dr. Dre & The Game’s Reunion
Snoop Dogg rolled through Big Boy’s morning show “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on Los Angeles’ Power 106 this week to talk about the picture of himself, The Game, and Dr. Dre that surfaced on Twitter late last week.
“We actually working on Detox right now,” said Snoop. “Me and Dr. Dre and D.O.C. and Stat Quo we in there doing it everyday trying to go hard in the yard. I called Game up so he could come be a part of this one particular record Dre had that was needing his vocals and his assistance on.”
The Game, who posted the picture to his Twitter account along with the message: “CAN U SAY “DETOX” ??? IN THE STUDIO WIT DRE & SNOOP. WE BOUT 2 MAKE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAD. RIDE WIT US OR GET RAN OVER! AFTERMATH OR DIE!”, had the internet buzzing not only because people were excited to see that this album might actually still be happening, but because it was the first time Dre (who’s usually pretty camera shy) was pictured with Game in a long while. The two previously had some beef and weren’t speaking with one another for a while.
Snoop admits that he’s responsible for reuniting the pair not only in the flesh but also on a new track slated for Detox. “They needed me to get in contact with Game,” said Snoop, “I had the number in my phone and I shot that that way and they called him and once he got there him and Dre hollered and they got a great relationship.”
According to Snoop, he’s been in the studio with Dre for the last two weeks working on Detox and hinted at the importance of what many believe this album will mean for West Coast music. “It’s always about what we can do, not what we did,” he said. “We trying to do some things to bring this whole movement back. So that’s what that picture was about. It was about symbolizing the West Coast movement… Dre don’t even let people take pictures of him. Guess who wanted to take the picture? I was upstairs. [Dre] was like man come down here let’s take a picture.”
Detox has been in the making for close to 10 years and there has yet to be an official release date for it, but this reunion appears to be a good sign for progress on the album. –Brooklyne Gipson