Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre have given fans an update on their upcoming collaborative album, Missionary. Snoop shared a photo on Instagram of Dr. Dre and himself in the studio, captioning the post, “Coming soon.” Fans immediately flocked to the rapper’s comments section to express their excitement for the new project.
Snoop confirmed that Missionary was in the works last year during an appearance on Steven A. Smith’s podcast, Know Mercy. “I’ma tell you this, you’re the first one to hear this: me and Dr. Dre have been working on an album for the past two months,” he revealed. He went on to claim “it’ll be done in November.” Snoop continued, explaining, “It’s produced by Dr. Dre, it’s our 30th anniversary to Doggystyle. And the name of the album is Missionary.” When asked to share why they chose the name, Snoop simply told the host, “The first album was Doggystyle.”
Snoop Updates Fans
Last month, Smitty shared some additional details about the upcoming record during an interview. The producer told AllHipHop, “It’s gonna be great music.” He went on to say, “That’s not even the given. What people won’t expect is the level of execution that Snoop is committed to. Snoop’s in his bag. I was in Hawaii working with other projects last week. He called me — I’m three hours behind, it has to be 8 in the morning — he’s like ‘Man, this is Snoop. Little bro, I ain’t seen Dre this excited since The Chronic. He’s really excited about what we’re doing.’”
Earlier this month, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre also postponed their scheduled Hollywood Bowl performances to show support for the Writers Guild of America strike. The shows are set to celebrate the 30-year-anniversary of Snoop’s iconic 1993 album, Doggystyle. The performances will now take place on October 20-21 instead of the original June dates. They also sent food trucks to feed the striking writers, sharing a message alongside the sponsored bagels. “We stand in solidarity with the unions and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible and everyone can get back to work,” a sign on one truck read.