Monday, July 4, 2022

Daz Dillinger Talks Best Friend Nate Dogg in Their Heydays (Watch)

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*Daz Dillinger and the late Nate Dogg were tight buddies. They were label mates in the early 1990s while on Death Row Records and worked on Dr. Dre‘s “The Chronic” album, according to Vlad TV.

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:


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.
It’s no secret that Dr. Dre has had some help with his production in the past. Scott Storch, Mel-Man, and Colin Wolfe are a few of those at least partially responsible for some of the rapper/producer’s biggest tracks. Another name who has appeared in the writing credits of Dre’s albums is Dat Nigga Daz aka Daz Dillinger.It’s documented that Daz played a pretty large role in the production on Doggystyle, with writing credits on 6 tracks, but according to a new interview with Suge Knight, he may have not been given the credit he deserved.The Death Row mogul spoke with Rolling Stone about Snoop’s classic debut on it’s 20th anniversary, speaking on the rapper’s trouble with the law, the impact the album had on the label itself, and of course, the production process behind the record.

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.




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