Daz Dillinger and Lil Eazy-E have teamed up for a new project to pay tribute to the memory of Eazy-E and celebrate West Coast Hip Hop as a whole.

On Wednesday (March 22), former Death Row Records artist Daz released his collaborative album with Eazy-E’s firstborn son, a 12-track project that boasts features from RBXKokane and Nate Dogg’s son, Nhale, as well as Kid Capri.

The two have a connection that they both share under the N.W.A. umbrella — Daz, who’s a younger cousin to Snoop Dogg, was signed to Death Row as an artist in his late teens. Death Row’s arrival coincided with the fall of Rutheless Records, where Dr.Dre was signed alongside Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren and Arabian Prince as part of pioneering West Coast gangsta rap group, N.W.A.

As a protégé of Dre, Daz worked with him on several projects, including his hit debut solo album, The Chronic, he also produced Snoop Dogg’s landmark album, Doggystyle, and 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me. In addition to that, he was part of Tha Dogg Pound, a two-man duo alongside his longtime rhyme partner Kurupt.

Interestingly enough, Kurupt, has been making waves of his own, but for different reasons. In a recent interview with The Art of Dialogue, he revealed that 2Pac tried to enforce a “dress code” at Death Row.

During the discussion, Kurupt broke down ‘Pac’s militant mentality and how he wanted all the artists at Death Row to represent themselves in the highest manner.

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“[2Pac] was strength,” Kurupt said. “Can’t nobody tell him what to do. He tells people what to do. He listens to people but he makes his own decisions. He was very strong-minded. And when he came to Death Row, he didn’t come just for his self, and all that.

“He wanted to change the image of Death Row, he wanted to add to everybody else’s table. He changed our work ethics, the way that we gettin’ to the studio and how many records that we get done during the day.”

He continued: “He wanted to change our apparel and how we looked, which, you know, that didn’t work. Because that’s you, ‘Pac, that’s y’all shit over here. We in khakis, cuz, you know what I’m saying? ‘Pac loved it, he respected it.

“It’s a fly-ass dress code, cuz. I could understand it if he was like, ‘N-gga, put on the army fatigues.’ This n-gga talking about, ‘Put on some Versace, n-gga! Get fly!’ … That shit didn’t work with us, cuz. We agreed with everything besides the gear. That’s not our shit.”