“Death Row Records Presents: Tha Dogg Pound: 2002,” featuring never before heard tracks with Tupac, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, Crooked I and Soopafly.
“2002” also boasts the production work of Dr. Dre, as well as COLD187UM. The hot debut single “Gangsta Rap” is going for radio adds now and has been posted on Death Row’s Web site www.ThaRow.com.
Proteges of Snoop Dogg, the Long Beach, CA-based duo Tha Dogg Pound teams rappers Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. The duo have contributed to soundtracks including “Above the Rim” and “Murder Was the Case,” which introduced a sound that used Dre’s patented G-Funk formula as a launching pad. They issued their debut LP “Dogg Food” on Death Row Records in 1995. “Death Row Presents: Tha Dogg Pound 2002” will be released by Death Row Records and will be distributed by Distribution North America (DNA).
“2002” infuses a raw gangsta style rap with the elements of Dre’s trademark G-Funk style – slow, loping beats and deep elastic rhythms. On “Just Doggin,” a surefire hit, Daz and Kurupt hit us with their trademark tag team rap including a killer hook from Nate Dogg. Dr. Dre and COLD187UM lend their producing talents. The debut single, “Gangsta Rap,” features Death Row artist Crooked I with the rest of the guest artists rounding out the album. Tupac on the slow jam “Don’t Stop,” Jay-Z on “Change The Game (remix),” Snoop Dogg lending his signature style to “Smoke” and Xzibit on the controversial “Living Tha Gangsta Life.”
“Death Row Presents: Tha Dogg Pound 2002” will drop July 31st.