DJ Whoo Kid says that two of Dr. Dre’s most successful proteges almost inked a record deal together.
In a recent interview with This Is 50’s Young Jack Thriller, Whoo Kid revealed that Snoop Dogg – now known as Snoop Lion – was looking to sign a joint-venture with 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint in the early 2000s. He recalled meeting Snoop during the recording of the remix to 50’s “P.I.M.P.,” during which the Long Beach legend expressed his hope to join the Queens emcee’s label.
“It was kinda close; it wasn’t like he was gonna sign, he was gonna have like a joint deal [with G-Unit],” Whoo Kid revealed. “During those days, he had joint deals with everybody – he had one with Master P…he was signed to everybody. But he wanted a G-Unit connection because ‘P.I.M.P.,’ when Fif did it, he didn’t have Snoop on there or nothing like that, so my introduction to Snoop, I was supposed to meet him in L.A., so I said, ‘I’ma take the ‘P.I.M.P.’ record to Snoop. I got Snoop to get on the remix, but it was a freestyle. When I came back to New York and I let Fif hear it, he was like, ‘I’m keeping this, man. This shit is out of here’…but during that time is when he wanted to be like Dogg Pound/G-Unit.”
Check out the full interview below.