Snoop Preps New Album, Credits No Limit Family For Strong Support

It's been a little more than eight months since Snoop Dogg released his first record as part of the No Limit family, and the rapper is already set to deliver another album, entitled "Top Dogg," on May 11.

Snoop's last effort, "Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts last fall, and proved that the rapper can still muster the commercial bite of his 1993 debut, "Doggystyle."

In a recent interview with the MTV Radio Network, Snoop talked about how Master P's No Limit empire has helped him better showcase his own hip-hop skills by allowing him to focus on what he does best.

"I just feel good to be on a team that appreciates me and respects me and lets me play my role," Snoop said. "You know, I've always been a hell of a player. I just needed to be surrounded with great players and great coachin', and now that I got [that] around me, I'm just gonna continue to make it happen."

According to Snoop, his new album features contributions

from Krayzie Bone, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz, a few of his No Limit cohorts, and his longtime friend, Dr. Dre. Snoop has also laid a few rhymes down for Dre's own forthcoming album, "The Chronic 2000."