Kid Rock has been spending some quality time with a certain “Double G” – and we’re not talking about girlfriend Pamela Anderson and her infamous assets. Cocky, the Bullgod’s next LP, features a duet with Snoop Dogg, according to an Atlantic Records spokesperson, while Kid Rock returns the favor with a guest shot on Snoop’s upcoming record, the laid-back West Coast rapper said.
Snoop appears on the Cocky track “WCSR” (short for “World Class Sex Rhymes”), the Atlantic spokesperson said. The album is due in stores November 20.
“Forever,” the first single off the proper follow-up to 1998’s Devil Without a Cause, is expected to surface at radio beginning October 22.
Meanwhile, Kid Rock wrote and produced “Save the Drama for Your Mama” for Snoop’s album, which the rapper said is due early next year.
“Kid Rock is a fool with it,” Snoop said on Monday before his New York stop on the Puff Puff Pass tour. “That’s one thing about me, I’m not egotistical. If somebody has some good material, and it fits the situation or scenario, I don’t have to write everything I say or be in control of the project I’m on. I would like to have that input, but sometimes other people can create something for you that’s better than what you can create for yourself, because they’re on the outside looking in.”
Cocky, which also features a collaboration with Sheryl Crow, was recorded at the Clarkston Chophouse in Rock’s hometown of Detroit and mixed at the Mix Room in Burbank, California.
Rock met Anderson at the “VH1 Divas Live” tribute to Aretha Franklin earlier this year, where he asked the former “Baywatch” beauty to appear in a “hot car, hot girl” homage video for a song called “American Beauty,” he told the Detroit Free Press. Atlantic would not comment on the song.
After releasing the retrospective The History of Rock in early 2000, Rock has spent much of his time writing and recording with other artists. So far this year, he has appeared on records by Run-D.M.C., Willie Nelson, the Butthole Surfers and Busta Rhymes, along with a Sun Records tribute and the soundtrack to “Osmosis Jones”.
Kid Rock also debuted a new song, “If I Was President,” with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons at MTV’s 20th birthday celebration in August.
Meanwhile, Snoop has been busy collaborating with artists such as Tha Eastsidaz and Nate Dogg and recording music for the soundtracks to “The Wash” and his soon-to-be-released star project, “Bones”.
The rapper/actor said Monday he has completed “95 percent” of his still-untitled next album.