The iconic Eazy-E track Snoop Dogg could have featured on
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The iconic Eazy-E track Snoop Dogg could have featured on

Eazy-E, as one of the many faces of N.W.A was a pioneer of West Coast gangsta rap during the 1980s and was an inspiration to many up-and-coming MCs in LA. One teenager who was inspired by the lyricist (real name Eric Wright) was a young Snoop Dogg.

That said, during an appearance on the Checc’N In podcast with Big U, Snoop revealed that he missed out on a chance to appear on the Dr Dre-produced track ‘Eazy Duz It’ in 1988.  

‘Eazy Duz It’ was the lead single of Wright’s debut album of the same name, which debuted at number 41 on the Billboard 200 and is a classic concerning West Coast hip-hop. As such, it would have been good exposure for a young Snoop, but it was most probably to Broadus’ benefit as he hadn’t yet honed his craft and become the lyricist he was by the time he landed on ‘Nuthin But A G Thang.’

According to Snoop (real name Calvin Broadus), after Warren G told his brother he could rap, Dr Dre approached him to make a guest appearance on the track, but he “froze up” because he “wasn’t ready.”

Recalling the event, Broadus told U-God, “Dr Dre came over one Thanksgiving, and Warren G had me nervous because he was telling Dre’ Snoopy can rap’, and I was like man shut the fuck up, I ain’t ready yet.”

He continued, “So Dre takes us to the back room, and he starts playing that ‘He once was a thug from around the way,’ before it had even come out, and he turned to me and was like, ‘You rap?’ and I’m like, nah, I don’t rap! That was my moment, and I froze up on cuz I wasn’t ready.”

However, that wasn’t the last time Snoop had the chance to meet Dr Dre. On one ocassion, at an N.W.A party, Warren G slipped in a 213 demo that heard Snoop, Warren, and Nate Dogg rapping back to back.

Speaking about how his career really took off in the 1990s, Broadus concluded, “So a couple of years later, we made a cassette, putting all that gangsta shit down, and Warren G goes to this N.W.A. bachelor party…slips my cassette in, with 213, Dre said ‘I’m gonna call [Snoop] first thing Monday morning.”

Although Snoop Dogg never appeared on ‘Eazy Duz It’, that doesn’t minimize its legendary status. In fact, it is such a well-known and renowned song that Metro Boomin’ recently sampled it for his recent number-one smash hit ‘Like That’ alongside Future and the West Coast king Kendrick Lamar.

You can watch Snoop Dogg speaking to U-God in the video below.