Snoop Dogg joined The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee for a video interview earlier this week where they talked about Eminem and Dr. Dre, his recent Verzuz battle with DMX and the forthcoming docu-series on Master P’s label No Limit Records.
During the conversation, Snoop admitted Master P essentially saved his life by talking him out of putting out an album called Fuck Death Row. This was obviously after Snoop left the Suge Knight-helmed imprint.
“Do you realize that that saved my life?” Snoop said around the 45-minute mark. “Master P saved my life. I was gonna put an album out called Fuck Death Row and Mack 10 was gonna give me a million dollars to put it out. I would go up there [to the office] to see Mack 10 and when I would go up there, I would have to pass by Master P’s No Limit shit. I passed by one day and Mystikal was in there.”
After one particular studio session, Master P asked how much money Snoop wanted for his work. At the time, Snoop was nowhere near the cultural figure he is today, so he replied “15,” meaning $1,500.
“I come back the next day, Master P wrote me a check for $35,000,” he said. “So I’m like, oh, I like this nigga’s style. He called me to his office, he said ‘What you working on?’ I said, ‘I got this album called Fuck Death Row. This muthafucka hard.'”
But Master P thought it was a terrible idea. Snoop explained the No Limit boss closed the door to his office and warned Snoop, “You ain’t gon’ live to see that album out.” So, Snoop ultimately decided to shelve the album. The Doggystyle legend conceded the album idea was “stupid” and led to nothing but “mass destruction” He concluded, “Thank God for Master P.”
Watch the full interview below.