Compton to Long Beach: The Ultimate Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Mixtape

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Technically speaking, Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg have never made an album together.

It may not feel that way. After all, they’ve been collaborating since 1992. Snoop appeared on 11 of the 16 tracks on Dr. Dre’s first solo offering, The Chronic, and, a year later, Dre produced the entirety of his Snoop’s own debut, Doggystyle.

Of course, the two split in 1996 and took different paths.

Dre fled Death Row Records and founded Aftermath, leaving Snoop behind to create his sophomore album without any input from the doctor. Snoop joined No Limit, Dre found Eminem, but the two reconnected for a few songs here and there, headlined the Up In Smoke tour in 2000, co-starred in the film The Wash a year later, and eventually even performed with a 2Pac hologram at Coachella.

After nearly twenty-five years, they’ve amassed some classics and I decided to put together a collection of the best ones. This is not a comprehensive list – I omitted tracks on which one only had an ad-lib or a few lines, as well as those that Dre may have produced, but on which he did not appear – but I think it encapsulates the best the two offer together.

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  1. “Deep Cover” off the Deep Cover soundtrack
  2. “187um [Deep Cover Remix]” off the One Million Strong soundtrack
  3. “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” off The Chronic
  4. “Fuck Wit Dre Day [and Everybody Celebratin’]” off The Chronic
  5. “Little Ghetto Boy” off The Chronic
  6. “Tha Next Episode” [Original] unreleased
  7. “Zoom” [Original] unreleased
  8. “Just Dippin’” (featuring Jewell) off No Limit Top Dogg
  9. “The Next Episode” off 2001
  10. “Still D.R.E.” off 2001
  11. “Chin Check” (featuring N.W.A) off the Next Friday soundtrack
  12. “Bitch Please II” (featuring Eminem & Xzibit) off The Marshall Mathers LP
  13. “The Wash” off The Wash soundtrack
  14. “On the Boulevard” off The Wash soundtrack
  15. “Imagine” (featuring D’Angelo) off Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  16. “Kush” (featuring Akon) single originally meant for Detox

Bonus: “The Robbery” mini-movie


Christopher Pierznik’s eight books are available in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, Medium, and many more. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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