Published Oct 15, 2013Not too long ago Snoop Dogg changed his name to Snoop Lion in order to record a reggae album, and now he's going by the name Snoopzilla when collaborating with Dâm-Funk under the banner 7 Days of Funk. Their self-titled album will be out on December 10 through Stones Throw Records.
Snoop's new name is an homage to legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins, who sometimes went as Bootzilla. Together will Dâm-Funk, they've made an album that apparently mixes funk and hip-hop influences.
"We're the babies of the Mothership," Snoop said in a statement. "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dâm-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."
Dâm-Funk added, "Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it. That's how you know when you gel artistically with someone. These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I've ever heard. It's hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Patrice Rushen."
The duo have released the single "Faden Away," which is available to stream below or purchase on iTunes. Below, watch a behind-the-scenes mini-documentary about their collaboration.