Snoop Dogg Dismissed Dr. Dre's 1992 Phone Call As a "Joke"
When the doctor calls you, respond.
Before 19 years of age, Snoop Doggy Dogg joined Dr. Dre for 1992, the most recent hit, "Deep Cover," the Long Beach of the legend was a teenager kicks on the block, trying to propel a rap career. But as fate would have it, that same year, N. W. A brain heard Snoop mixtape on a stag and immediately took interest, but Snoop almost missed the connection when, according to reports, hung up on the rap mogul.
According to an interview in the upcoming HBO documentary film The Defiant Ones – a series of four highlighting the relationship between Interscope's Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Dre, he said to his cousin Warren G, "This is a fucking diamond in the rough and we need to Polish!"
But when Dr. Dre called Snoop, the then-drug dealer dismissed it as a prank call. "This is no shit "Dr. Dre," said click. Dre persisted and left a follow up voice mail, which finally convinced her to Snoop he was the real deal. As the saying goes — the rest is history.
It is hard to imagine a Hip-Hop landscape without the undeniable chemistry of the Dre and Snoop. The two went on to create one of the genre's most celebrated albums, from 1992, of The Chronicle, which helped to mark the beginning of the G-Funk era. Dre is now one of rap's great success stories, while Snoop continues to maintain its place in the history of Hip Hop. His most recent album, Neva to the Left, was released on May 19.
The Defiant Ones premieres on 9 July.
Check out a teaser of the series below and go back to "Deep Cover" above.
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