Snoop Dogg teamed up with Pharrell Williams again on an album that’s been slated to be released for a while, yet no confirmed dates followed. However, the hip-hop pioneer’s latest album, BUSH, is speculated for release in Spring, 2015. For the past few days, Snoop has taken to Twitter, dropping hourly hints detailing snippets of his new release.
Last year, Snoop gave MTV details on working with Pharell, and how it’s great to be back in the studio once again, doing something he feels good about.
“It’s a great record me and Pharrell did from top to bottom. It feels good and I’m happy to be back in the studio working with one of my favorite producers and homeboys. It’s different — it’s completely different than anything we’ve ever done. It feels good, sounds good, looks good.”
However, the release date, and even the album name remained a mystery to many until January, 2015, when Snoop answered questions while on the Omnicom Media Group panel at the CES Expo in Las Vegas. Despite the fact that only a few details were released, Snoop did mention a few big-name artists who will appear on the album, including Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stone reports.
Although the official release date hasn’t technically been announced, Columbia Records reported earlier this month that the new album is set to drop in Spring, 2015. A lot of details regarding the album still remain a mystery, but Pharrell told Los Angeles’ Power106 FM that Snoop’s album was better than Girl (Pharell’s Grammy-nominated 2014 album).
“Snoop’s album is better than mine. It’s Snoop Dogg. You’re gonna bug out from the approach of what we did.”
This isn’t the first time Snoop and Pharrell worked together. Arguably, one of their best collaborations so far occurred in 2003, with the release of the single, “Beautiful.” In fact, the song was so successful that it won the “Producer of the Year, Non-Classical” 2004 Grammy award. The song also landed the duo a 2004 Grammy nomination for “Best Rap Song/Songwriter,” and “Best Rap Song/Sung Collaboration.”
Meanwhile, Snoop has been busy with other details in his life, including company investments and his family. He recently invested in Philz Coffee, a San Francisco coffee company known for supporting the environment. In addition, his oldest son, Cordell Broadus, affectionately known as Calvin, starts playing football for UCLA in the fall. Inqusitr reports that on February 4, 2015, the 6-foot-5-inch tall Calvin officially signed a letter of intent with UCLA, and Snoop Dogg supports him 100%.
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