During the newest episode of Snoop Lion’s web series, Double G News Network (GGN), the rapper revisited the past with help from fellow emcee Kurupt. Together the two former Death Row Records artists spoke on their first time meeting, battling other emcees, and the numerous rap names they went through before choosing a final name.
According to Kurupt, battling with rappers years ago was so intense that Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was willing to hand out label deals to any artist able to beat Kurupt.
“I remember Death Row was giving out deals if you could serve Kurupt,” the rapper revealed. “Remember we was out of town? Three niggas came up and these other two niggas. ‘Nigga if you can serve Kurupt, you can get a deal.’”
“Suge Knight was notorious for that,” Snoop added.
Minutes before ending his latest episode of GGN with a fitting freestyle from Kurupt, Snoop spoke on his first encounter with the rapper, which happened to be a nearly 45-minute long battle he referred to as “some magical shit.”
“So, when I bumped into you, I know I was fresh out of jail. I was turning to the Dogg,” Snoop explained. “I had the brim on with the all black and gray coat. And I’m watching you serve all my homies…I’m laying up against the wall like a Chinese karate movie nigga. This nigga cutting everybody. He just dropping all the homies…We going at it like 45 minutes strong nigga. Whoever make it out of us two, nigga it’s our responsibility to put us back together again cause this is some magical shit.”
The full GGN episode can be seen below.