Snoop Dogg is back with a new music video for the super fresh and hypnotizing banger, “Bad 4 Me,” featuring Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. The Dae One produced track finds Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound chillin’ out and puffin’ on some fine smoke while clips from the film Menace II Society transition in and out. Hosted by DJ Drama, “Bad 4 Me” shows up on Snoop’s latest collaborative mixtape entitled That’s My Work Vol. 2.
Here’s some footage of National Geographic’s TV show “Border Security: Canada’s Frontline” which features none other than legendary West Coast duo Tha Dogg Pound. Take a look as Kurupt and Daz Dillinger attempt to make their way into Canada to perform for a show and are stopped after their past issues with the law raises red flags with officials.
Drop-the-top and roll your finest for this smooth cut. Tha Dogg Pound is back with a new song titled “Nice & Slow” appropriately featuring Snoop Dogg. Backed by a whinny synth and slappin’ drums, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger and Snoop lace the track with pimp raps and entice their love interests with some explicit sexual wordplay. ”Nice & Slow” will be featured on the duo’s upcoming Dogg Bagg project.
Talib Kweli sits down with DJ Vlad for a one-on-one interview and discuses what he thinks about Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse. Kweli reminds everyone of Hip Hop’s competitive nature and speaks on the West Coast’s aggressive and lyrically driven roots courtesy of Death Row Records and artist like Kurupt. The Brooklyn emcee also tells the camera he believes Kendrick Lamar’s I’m the “King of New York” line was really a quote from rapper Kurupt and craftily used to get his message across without crossing any lines. With a reasonable justification under his belt as an excuse, the Compton native would only have to explain that the former Death Row signee is simply an early inspiration and it was a quote used to pay homage.
Interestingly enough, Talib also makes it clear he believes that it’s too early for anyone to believe Kendrick Lamar is the greatest of all time. Before wrapping things up, Kweli addresses his tweet following the release of “Control” regarding New York artists emulating down south music.
Legendary DJ Tony Touch visits Fuse for an interview and discusses his recent mixtape release Piece Maker 3: Return of The 50 MC’s. Tony gives insight into the history behind his classic Power Cypha: 50 MC’s mixtape and how he went about including 50 artists onto one project. Touch also reveals that his newest release is actually his 100th mixtape and that it also serves as the closer to his Piece Maker trilogy. With Eminem making an appearance on Piece Maker 3 with “Symphony In H”, Tony shares how he went about acquiring the feature from the elusive MC and also points out that he included short vocal samples throughout the mixtape from artists who’ve passed on like ODB, Big Pun and Guru to name a few. Before calling it a wrap, Tony Touch previews three songs off the project with “B.A.R.S” from The Lox, “World Premier” from Liknuts and “V.I.P.” from Too $hort featuring Kurupt and Xzibit.
Artist and producer DāM-FunK liberates the original 1993 version of Snoop Dogg’s classic “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None)” record featuring Nate Dogg, Warren G, and Kurupt. Via his official soundcloud page, DāM-FunK delivers the ripped audio from a cassette tape he purchased from the L.A. Slauson Swapmeet back in 1993. He also points out that this was the original version of the song distributed to the public before Dr. Dre was even in the picture. Take a listen below to hear Long Beach’s 213 along with Kurupt put it down with that real vintage and classic ’90’s west coast sound. Throw ya dubs up on this one.