Hip HophistoryInterviewLegends

Jay-Z speaks On DMX, Snoop, & Dr. Dre on “The Shop”

LEGENDS & ICONS OF HIP HOP - Post By Kevin Douglas

legends icons

Jay-Z speaks on DMX and writing for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s on “Still D.R.E.”!

Jay-Z drops great information on hip hop history during his appearance on “The Shop” concerning DMX and ghostwriting for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on “Still D.R.E.”

When Maverick asks Hov if he remembers writing the lyrics for Bugs Bunny’s rap, Jay-Z hilariously replies, “Yeah, definitely. I was in Sony Studios acting like a rabbit.”

“Well on that reference track, I’m doing Dre and Snoop’s vocals,” Hov says before doing a live impression of the two legendary West Coast artists. “The reference track, it sounds like them. The Foxy [Brown] reference? I’m glad no one can find them.”

“You’ve gotta have somewhat of a reverence for them,” he continues. “Obviously, the music they were making — The Chronic and all that. In order for me to really nail the essence of Dre and Snoop, [it] had to be like a studied reverence of what they were doing to even put myself in their shoes.”