Danny Boy Talks Jewell Passing & Snoop & Dr. Dre Not At Funeral


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Danny Boy speaks on Jewell‘s passing and appearance in her music video for Woman to Woman. Jewell GoFundMe:


Jewell is an R&B singer-songwriter who made hits with Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, N.W.A., and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. According to collaborator and former label-mate Daz Dillinger, the former Death Row Records artist born Jewell Caples has passed away this morning (May 6). No cause of death has been made public. In March, Jewell shared on Instagram that she had recently had eight pounds of fluid in her heart, lungs, and legs. In a prayerful IG message, she wrote, “I almost died! [I] was supposed to be airlifted to another facility. God [reversed] my symptoms extended me some grace! And gave me more time with my family and friends!”

In a 2021 interview with The Art Of Dialogue, Jewell described her contributions to music. She recalls singing on N.W.A.’s “I’d Rather F*ck You.” Jewell followed collaborating producer Dr. Dre from Eazy E’s Ruthless Records to a fledgling Death Row Records. After solo work on the Deep Cover soundtrack, she appeared on “Let Me Ride” and “B*tches Ain’t Sh*t” from Dr. Dre’s The Chronic. The singer then followed with “What’s My Name” and “Gin And Juice” from Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle. By the mid-1990s, Jewell featured on Tha Dogg Pound’s “What Would You Do?” and Snoop’s “Murder Was The Case.” “Mostly every song I ever did, I wrote my own lyrics [and] it was a hit,” she asserted in a late 2021 interview. In 1995, Jewell’s own song, the DJ Quik co-produced “Woman To Woman,” reached #72 on the Billboard Top 100. Despite the traction from the Murder Was The Case soundtrack single, Jewell’s slated debut album, Black Diamond, remained shelved until the label sold in the 2000s. After some time away, Jewell later rejoined Death Row for Tupac’s All Eyez On Me double album.