Los Angeles, CA – During a recent interview on VladTV, former Death Row Records security chief Reggie Wright, Jr. explained why he believes The Notorious B.I.G. ordered shots aimed at Tha Dogg Pound’s Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Daz Dillinger in New York in December 1995.
At the height of the fabled East Coast versus West Coast beef in the mid-90s, Wright claims the incident occurred after Biggie received a tip regarding DPG’s trailer for its video shoot located in the Red Hook section of his native Brooklyn.
“Then we have the shooting where Biggie got on the radio and pumped up the Dogg Pound trailer getting shot up,” Wright says.
As Tha Dogg Pound filmed the video for the single “New York, New York” from their 1995 debut album Dogg Food, Wright alleges that a shot was fired at Tha Dogg Pound’s trailer at the behest of Biggie. Wright blames the incident was from Biggie making an on-air roll call to his goons during his visit to New York radio station Hot 97.
“It wasn’t a bunch of shots, but a pop shot went in their trailer,” Wright claims. “It could’ve hit anybody. We really do feel that Biggie incited that. Said, ‘Hey, how are you allowing them to film? They at such and such location filming this in New York.”
Despite the incendiary video showing Snoop Dogg and his Dogg Pound cohorts destroying the New York City skyline, Wright says that Snoop believes they weren’t looking to disrespect the birthplace of Hip Hop. Rather, he states that Snoop and DPG intended to pay homage to Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, who originate the hook in their 1982 single of the same name.
“Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound still to this day don’t believe they were dissing New York because they felt they were paying homage to New York,” Wright says. “And that they gave up 100 percent of the publishing.”