Snoop Dogg reveals heartbreaking inspiration behind New Dogg Pound album

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Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound are back in the spotlight, and it’s all thanks to a heartbreaking twist of fate. The iconic West Coast rapper recently opened up about the emotional journey that led to their upcoming album, and it’s a story that tugs at the heartstrings.

The tragic catalyst

During an interview on DJ Hed and Chuck Dizzle’s Home Grown Radio podcast, Snoop confirmed that he and Daz Dillinger had been estranged for some time. But everything changed when Snoop’s younger brother, Bing Worthington, passed away earlier this year.

"My little brother had passed away, and one thing about my little brother is he loved the f*** outta Daz. He loved us together,” Snoop explained. The loss of his brother became the catalyst for healing old wounds and reigniting their creative partnership."

The reconciliation

In a touching phone call, Snoop and Daz began the process of reconciliation. Their shared grief brought them back together, and they decided to channel their emotions into music. The result? A full-length project that promises to resonate with fans worldwide.

The album: We all we got

The theme of reconciliation inspired the title of their new album, W.A.W.G.,

"which stands for “We All We Got.” The lead single from the album addresses the challenges that the Dogg Pound members have faced and clarifies their plans, emphasizing that they are not going anywhere. "

"Snoop Dogg is excited to reunite with his Death Row brothers, the Dogg Pound. Despite not achieving the same level of mainstream success as 2Pac or Dr. Dre, the duo made a significant impact with hits like “Let’s Play House” and “New York, New York,” the latter featuring a Snoop Dogg chorus. Their collaboration led to the formation of the DPGC (Dogg Pound Gangsta Clicc), which has left an indelible mark on hip-hop history."

A legacy revisited

Snoop’s unexpected purchase of Death Row Records last year allowed him to return the label’s iconic catalog to streaming services. Fans can now dive back into essential ’90s rap releases, such as

"Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle and Tha Doggfather, 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, and Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food. The soundtracks for Above the Rim, Murder Was the Case, and Gridlock’d, along with compilations like Death Row Greatest Hits and Christmas on Death Row, are also available for nostalgic listening."

As Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound prepare to drop their latest album, the music world eagerly awaits the heartfelt tracks that emerged from tragedy, healing, and brotherhood. Their story serves as a reminder that sometimes, even in the darkest moments, art can bring light and connection.

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