Snoop Dogg and Eminem first collaborated on The Marshall Mathers LP’s ‘Bitch Please II’ in 2000. Still, the two rappers had known one another since the 1990s when Dr. Dre signed Eminem to Aftermath Entertainment.
After twenty years, the two world-dominating rappers have come together once more on Eminem’s upcoming greatest hits album Curtain Call 2, on the single ‘From The D 2 The LBC’. Yesterday (Wednesday, July 20th), Eminem shared a clip of himself and Snoop in the studio, in which Snoop claims that Eminem made him raise his level.
In the clip, Snoop says, “You challenge me, Marshall. You put me back in my karate school days, where I used to be a young MC and, you know, loved the challenge of having to try new styles and new cadences. The rap game is supposed to be challenging; it’s supposed to make you dig in your bag ‘cause I’ve heard you on other songs with other rappers, and you tend to show out, so I wanted to make sure I was going to represent.”
The single arrived on June 23rd, along with a tweet from Eminem saying, “Took too long to reconnect with @snoopdogg you know we had to make a movie!” The tweet was accompanied by the revealed artwork for the single, which was made to represent Eminem and Snoop as two cartoon monkeys and their connection to NFT company Bored Ape.
It’s good to see Snoop and Eminem back together, especially after their slight falling out in 2020, after Snoop left Eminem off his Top 10 Rappers list. Eminem returned with a light diss on his track ‘Zeus’ when he said, “Last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me/Man, Dogg, you was like a damn god to me/Meh, not really (haha)/I had dog backwards.”
Snoop responded later in the year, saying, “I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off-guard ’cause I’m like, where is this coming from? I just saw you; what the fuck? It threw me for a loop.” However, it now looks like the beef has finally been resolved.