The new Eminem & Snoop Dogg collaboration dropping in a week.
After squashing beef with Eminem last year, Snoop Dogg revealed that he joined forces with the Detroit Rapper for a monster song. The Long Beach legend said that the collab will appear on his Mount Westmore album, which is his rap group with Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40. The project was supposed to release earlier this year but got pushed due to Snoop Dogg’s other album “Back on Death Row“, which was dropped in February.
The rapper released a new song “Bad MF’s” through the Mount Westmore group in March and now unveiled their full album which was supposed to release in April, will drop next month on June 7th. The rapper previously revealed that his Eminem collab is titled “From Detroit to the LBC.”
This will be the first time the two rappers have worked together in almost 20 years, previously having featured on the track “B**ch Please II” from the Marshall Mathers LP (2000).
Snoop Dogg and Eminem, two Dr. Dre protégés, have a new track out called “From The D 2 The LBC.” The two rappers’ hometowns, Detroit, Michigan, and Long Beach, California, are honored in the song’s title. At Ape Fest 2022, the two debuted the song video live hours before its official release.
“From The D 2 The LBC” by Eminem and Snoop Dogg, another Dr. Dre pupil. The title of the song pays reference to the two rappers’ hometowns of Detroit, Michigan, and Long Beach, California. Along with the track, a video clip for “From the D 2 the LBC” was launched. The video, directed by James Larese, switches across live-action footage of Eminem and Snoop Dogg and an animated animation depicting the musicians as NFT-esque avatars in a comic book.
The song recounts their recent reconciliation following a year-long spat that began in 2020 over Snoop’s omission of Em from his list of the top ten rappers of all time. Eminem wasn’t offended by the list per se, but the way Snoop handled and worded his criticism of him was what really started the feud.
“There is Snoop Dogg and Eminem song on my Westmore album. It is called ‘From Detroit to the LBC’,” he said in an interview. “That’s my Mount Westmore album that is coming out in January and Eminem and Snoop single is featured on there. And that motherf**ker slapped. That s**t is huh… It was very challenging for me. Eminem really f**king shot at me. He shot his shot and as a rapper that’s what you want when you get a feature, to have to work you f**king a*s off. He is going that hard because he knows I’m going to match him on the same level and that’s what it is when you make records with people that you love. It’s competitive but for the right reason. To bring the best out of each other.”
“Me and Snoop [Dogg] had our little issue,” said Eminem about beef with Snoop Dogg on Paul Rosenberg’s podcast. “When that thing happened with Dre, the brain aneurysm thing, we were like, ‘Bro, this is stupid. This is stupid as hell to be feuding right now.’ I don’t remember if I called him or he called me; I can’t remember. But we talked it out. I think there was a miscommunication at the time, in regards to him being on my album, The Marshall Mathers LP – ‘B***h Please II,’ and I think he had wanted to do something with me.”
“Whatever I said or somebody else said, I don’t even think I said to him,” added Rosenberg. “I don’t remember talking to him but I may have talked to somebody on his team, and whatever I said was relayed back to him in a way that he didn’t like.”
Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg and Eminem also linked up for a historic Super Bowl halftime show with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and the surprise guest 50 Cent.
In an interview with Ebro Darden, Snoop Dogg detailed how Dr. Dre reacted to his collaboration with Marshall Mathers. “You know what’s up next right? Mount Westmore album coming out in the first quarter of 2022,” he said. “We pullin’ all the way up with videos, maybe a potential motion picture. Oh, just a sneak peek… I’ve got a duet… with the great white hope. Our first one. You figure that out who am I talking about. Eminem. You f**king right. That’s a monster jam… It’s so good Dr. Dre said ‘why you ain’t give me one like that?’ [Mount Westmore Album] is a beautiful piece of organized confusion. And there is only one feature. Eminem. Do the math. We not playing.”
Rap veterans Snoop Dogg and Eminem redefined the term “joint performance” with their performance at the 2022 MTV VMA. With a little help from Otherside’s metaverse technology, the seasoned rappers gave a firey performance of their Best Hip-Hop Video-nominated duet “From the D 2 the LBC” in front of an excited audience at the Prudential Center. The song began with Snoop smoking a supermassive joint near Eminem on a black couch.
Eminem just unveiled a new collab with CeeLo Green for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis score called “The King and I.” The Eminem Show released a 20th-anniversary episode also this year. Later this year, Eminem will be honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (alongside Dolly Parton).
Check out the official album announcement below.
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