Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are together again on the latter's new album, "The Blue Carpet Treatment," due this week via Doggystyle/Geffen.Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are together again on the latter's new album, "The Blue Carpet Treatment," due this week via Doggystyle/Geffen. Their three songs, which include "Imagine," are the duo's first collaborative efforts in roughly five years.
"Blue Carpet" also boasts production from the Neptunes, Timbaland and Rick Rock, among others. Guests include R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, the Game and Ice Cube. "Musically, now I'm more coming from the heart," Snoop says. "Back then, when I started, I was more coming from the mind. Now it's a little bit more indepth. There's a little bit more going on with myself as far as the role I play now, the wisdom that I have, the direction that I take and the direction that I give. You can hear that in the music I'm making."
Meanwhile, fellow West Coast rap legend Tupac Shakur continues a run that has found him more prolific in death than he was during his lifetime via "Pac's Life," due this week via Amaru/Intersopce. The album sports contributions from Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and T.I. on Shakur music that, with the exception of one verse, is all previously unreleased. "Pac's Life" is the eighth album of Shakur music released since his 1996 murder.