Dillinger turned his life around and started making healthier choices after he visited Nate who suffered two strokes before he died in 2011. “Man that hurt me,” he said.
They were the “the most gangster of the crew” back in the day.
“We put it down in the crew,” Dillinger said. “So you know when it come to whippin’ a*s, it’s either Nate Dogg or Daz.”
Dillinger is also cousins with Snoop Dogg who was on Death Row as well. “Wouldn’t nobody watch us ’cause we was so bad,” he said about when they were children.
He talked about his cousin’s longevity in the game. “Everybody know who Snoop Dogg is. We done been to places you wouldn’t believe and they [ask if that’s] ‘Snoop Dogg?'”
Watch the interview below:
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Suge Knight reflects on Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle,” revealing that Dr. Dre may not have been responsible for as much of the production as it appears.
Read some excerpts from the interview below, and read the full thing at Rolling Stone.
What do you remember about Doggystyle’s production?
[It] was was pretty much luck. Everybody thought [Dr. Dre] would be doing the records, but Daz pretty much did the whole album. And at the end of the day, once Daz finished it, everybody wanted Andre to get the credit. Next thing I know Daz is having a meeting with Andre and them and came back and said, “It’s okay, give me a few bucks and I’ll sign anything over that says produced by Andre instead of me.”
“Ain’t No Fun”… one of the homies from The Swans [ed note: the Mad Swan Bloods, or MSB, are a Los Angeles subset of The Bloods street gang] named Pooh, all them dudes already had a record done. And they came and played it for us in the studio. They played us the demo. Everybody looked at it like it was alright. And then after they left, shit, everybody was chopping that same beat.
What do you remember most about what went into making Doggystyle?
We were able to make sure [Snoop] didn’t go to prison to make the album. We only had one song done, and then after that it was the [Philip Woldemariam] murder case and the trial. When we got ready to start the trial, $5 million had to be paid to a legal team. And at the time Snoop never sold no records. Jimmy [Iovine], Interscope, those guys were saying they’re not going to participate in trying to help keep him out of prison, because they didn’t think they were capable of doing it. Because of the simple fact that it was a murder case. If he would have got found guilty, he’d have died in prison. He’d have been there the rest of his life.