Snoop Dogg Gets Pharrell Williams to Produce New Album, Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson to Guest
Published Oct 17, 2014Snoop Dogg is now known to a generation of young music fans as that guy who made fun of Iggy Azalea on Instagram, but the veteran West Coast MC is putting the focus back on the music by teaming up with Pharrell Williams for a new album.
Snoop has signed with Pharrell's I Am Other label (in conjunction with Columbia Records). An Instagram post from earlier this week confirms that Pharrell is producing the entire album, which will feature guest appearances from Stevie Wonder and Kanye West collaborator Charlie Wilson.
Pharrell said in an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106 [via The Source/Billboard], "Snoop's album is better than mine. It's Snoop Dogg. You're gonna bug out from the approach of what we did. We're almost done. The songs are done. Now I'm just adding the finishing touches."
This is the latest in a series of collaborations between Snoop and Pharrell. Perhaps the best known of these is the 2004 single "Drop It Like It's Hot."
It seems that this album will be released under the name Snoop Dogg. This marks a change from his reggae excursions as Snoop Lion, electronic foray as DJ Snoopadelic, and Dâm-Funk team-up as Snoopzilla.
As for Snoop's beef with Iggy, it seems that's finished. On Wednesday (October 15), he posted an Instagram video (below) explaining that he had talked with T.I. (who is Iggy's mentor) and said, "It's officially over. No more bad talk. I apologize. Yeah, I apologize. I'm sorry, I won't do it again." He didn't mention Iggy by name, however.
It's over I'm bac on my cool shit no harm no foul. #ifitaintaboutthe💵💵💵much love @troubleman31t respect sorry bout that