Snoop, Coolio, Puffy Return To Old School

April 18 [7:55 EST] -- Snoop Doggy Dogg has recorded a cover version of rapper Too Short's player classic, "Freakytales" for a compilation album built on the concept of contemporary rappers remaking the old-school hits.

The album, titled "In The Beginning," will also feature Bone Thugs-n-Harmony doing NWA's "F*** the Police," The Roots version of "The Show," Cypress Hill's take on the BDP nugget "I'm Still Number One," Coolio's rendition of "Dolla Bill Y'all," and Puff Daddy takes on LL Cool J's "Big Ole Butt."

The collection should hit record stores this fall.

Elsewhere in the world of old school rap, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio have just released their first album in six years. It's called "Right Now," and rap fans should check it out.

Also see: Bone Thugs, Coolio, Cypress Hill, L.L.

Cool J, The Roots, and Snoop.