Appearing on All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Snoop revealed that he’s currently hard at work in the studio with his longtime collaborator, and they’re putting together something he has high hopes for.
“I’m in the lab with Dr. Dre right now. That’s Death Row/Aftermath. We finishing that up right now, tidying up the pieces to that. He’s a perfectionist,” he said at the 39:48 in the video below.
Revealing the origins of the project, Tha Doggfather said: “The n-gga called me one day about two years ago. He was like, ‘N-gga, come over, let me do a couple of songs with you.’
“I go over there and he like, ‘N-gga, let me do your album.’ And I’m like, ‘Alright, let’s go!’ We go in, knock out a couple of songs. He hit me back: ‘I need two more days.’ I got that call probably about 85 times. This n-gga need two more days all the time.
“But when you hear what we have and how he got me rapping, it’s like a grown Snoop Dogg. There’s some growth to him. It’s the way he selects his bars, it’s the way he uses his voice. [Dr. Dre] uses me like a fucking robot and I love it because I love to be produced. I love to be challenged.”
Snoop went on to call the material they’ve recorded for the album “masterful” and praised Dre for using his voice “like an instrument.”
Snoop Dogg has been teasing the album for over a year and previously revealed that it would be titled Missionary, though it is not clear if that is still the name of the project.
The name is a nod to his 1993 debut Doggystyle, which was also produced by Dr. Dre and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.
Producer Smitty, who has worked with both Dre and Snoop, previously shed light on the project by saying Dre has great enthusiasm for it.
“It’s gonna be great music,” Smitty told AllHipHop. “That’s not even the given. What people won’t expect is the level of execution that Snoop is committed to. Snoop’s in his bag.
“I was in Hawaii working with other projects last week. He called me — I’m three hours behind, it has to be 8 in the morning — he’s like ‘Man, this is Snoop. Little bro, I ain’t seen Dre this excited since The Chronic. He’s really excited about what we’re doing.’”