Snoop Dogg Talks About One of His “Biggest Regrets” While Working With Pharrell Not Getting A Song With Jay-Z
In a recent interview with GQ, the executive creative consultant at Def Jam, Snoop Dogg talks about while working with Multi hyphenate producer, rapper, songwriter Pharrell Williams.
Snoop Dogg reminisces back in 2004, the rapper released his album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece after signing a deal with Pharrell's Star Trak label. The project spawned the singles "Drop It Like It's Hot," It became Snoop’s first Hot 100 No. 1, a position it held for three weeks in 2004, and it was nominated at the 2005 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, ending the decade named the most popular rap song of the decade by Billboard.
“What I didn’t get from him that I always wanted was a song with me and Jay-Z together on a Pharrell beat,” Dogg admitted. “Because I felt like [Jay ard I] heard his beats the best, you know what I’m saying? We did his beats the most justice.” This opinion stemmed from a bit of friendly competition between the two rap vets. “Because that’s our producer; he’s our guy,” he said. “I’m like, ‘Man, that sh*t you gave Jay-Z was hot. Now you think I can get one better than that?’ You think Jay’s saying, ‘How the f*ck do you get this n**** ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot?’ I’ve been hanging out with you, and you’re going to give him that?'”
You can read the full interview here by Tidal’s chief content officer and journalist Elliott Wilson.
Elsewhere in the interview, Snoop talks about wanted to be the CEO of Death Row Records, and DMX's recording his final album at Snoop’s own compound for free.