Two pivotal figures from the 1990s West Coast Gangsta Rap community have announced a collaborative album. In a short video posted at HotNewHipHop.com, veteran Los Angeles, California emcee WC and Long Beach, California emcee/producer Daz Dillinger (f/k/a Dat Nigga Daz) confirmed an upcoming album.
Artwork has also been revealed, though it is currently unclear if it’s the final product.
Reportedly called, West Coast Gangsta Sh*t, the release is slim on details concerning date, guests or even a label. The pair have collaborated dating back to 1998, where they exchanged appearances on WC’s The Shadiest One and Daz’s Revenge, Retaliation & Get Back, both of which were Top 20 debuts on the charts.
In 2011, Tha Dogg Pound co-founder Daz also appeared (with Kurupt) on Dub’s Revenge Of The Barracuda. Previously, Daz has released collaborative albums with the likes of San Francisco, California veteran JT The Bigga Figga.
UPDATE: Empire Distribution confirms that they will be responsible for the release.
UPDATE #2: Today, Empire Distribution reported that WC and Daz Dillinger’s West Coast Gangsta Sh*t (as WC & Daz), will release on July 2. They provided the album artwork too, which differed from that of earlier reports:
UPDATE #3: The tracklist to Daz & WC’s West Coast Gangsta Sh*t is as follows:
1. WestCoast Gangsta Sh*t
2. Stay out the Way feat. Snoop Dogg
3. Don’t Call it a Comeback
4. When The Sh•t Goes Down
5. Late Night
6. Blam Blam
7. Don’t Get Wet
8. Roll & Smoke
9. What Cha Gone Do?
10. Time Will Prevail
11. Dubs In The Air
12. Alcohol & Drugs
13. Moves I Make feat. Butch Cassidy
UPDATE #4: Yesterday, a representative from Empire Distribution confirmed that Daz & WC released West Coast Gangsta Sh*t almost two weeks early. The digital version of the album released this week, and is currently available at digital retailers.
“Since we’re an indy and not a major, we can get the wheels rolling quickly and have decided to move the official release date forward from the original July 2 date and released the album right away,” said the spokesman for the label.