Last September, Snoop Dogg was named Creative Chairman of the EMI-owned Priority Records, and now, as part of a celebration of the label’s 25th anniversary, he’s getting ready to release Snoop Dogg Presents: My #1 Priority.
The album will feature seventeen previously released cuts from the legendary label’s extensive catalogue from seminal West Coast artists including N.W.A, Eazy-E, Mack 10 and Ice Cube. EPMD, Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Bun B, Pimp C and Mystikal are just some of the other artists featured on the compilation, as well. The records included were released throughout Priority’s lengthy history, with some coming in the late 1980s, some in the early years of the new millennium, and still others during the decade in between. The album also includes liner notes written by Snoop.
The offering will have one brand new track, a recording from Snoop entitled “Pay Ya Dues.” The song was a 1989 single from the group Low Profile, comprised of W.C. and DJ Aladdin, which Snoop decided to resurrect and paying homage.
The single will be available on June 29, while Snoop Dogg Presents: My #1 Priority is set to be released July 13. —Adam Fleischer