Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre have been affiliates, friends and collaborators for over three decades and at no point have they ever had a falling out, and although they are not always seen together, they have never stopped supporting each other. To this day, they sing each other’s praises at every available opportunity.
Since he first came onto the scene, Snoop Dogg has been one of hip-hop’s most beloved MCs. Rising to prominence by the side of Tupac and Dr Dre on Death Row Records, the rapper is loved for his unique tone, funky West Coast raps and laidback delivery. Known as hip hop’s marijuana maestro, Snoop is an iconic figure in the culture.
Dr Dre is an iconic figure as well. Both artists worked alongside each other during the 1990s on Death Row Records and with Dre’s ingenious churned-out G-funk classics. Whether it’s The Chronic or Doggstyle,both artists are legendary. Having been friends for 30 years, Dr Dre was introduced to Snoop Dogg through his step-brother, Long Beach rapper Warren G, in 1992. Looking to sign artists to his newly formed label, Death Row Records, Dre was highly intrigued when he heard Snoop Dogg on a 213 demo Warren G was playing for him. In fact, Dre was so fascinated he told his step-brother to bring Snoop down to the studio.
Before long, Snoop Dogg was signed to Death Row as their prodigy child teenager that same year. Dre introduced Snoop to the world as his protégé on the legendary track ‘Deep Cover’ in 1992, and since then, the two have gone on to make iconic and legendary music together but also with other artists. One of the most iconic and legendary artists the two got to work with is Tupac Shakur (stylised Pac), who joined the Death Row family in 1995. Shakur would join the record label and, alongside Suge Knight, would make it the epicentre of the infamous and bloody East Coast vs West Coast beef that resulted in his early demise.
Even into the 2010s, Snoop and Dre continued to work together and there is even footage of the duo working with The D.O.C. their former Death Row counterpart. You can see the epic footage in the video below.