Snoop Says "G Thang" More Than A Sequel As Video Hits Stores

The new, No Limit Records-powered Snoop Dogg proved that he's a force to be reckoned with when his latest effort, "Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told," landed at number one on the chart with a bang recently, but exactly how new is the new Snoop?

Snoop Dogg's first single from "Game," the track "Still A G Thang," seems to be a sequel of sorts to his Death Row-era hit "Nuttin' But A G Thang." Snoop also revisits his back catalog with "Gin & Juice II" on the new album, but as the rapper recently explained to our colleagues in the MTV Radio Network, his decision to release "Still A G Thang" as his first No Limit single had nothing to do with cashing in on his past.

"It's just something I wanted to do," Snoop said during rehearsals for Thursday's MTV Video Music Awards. "It was just on my mind at the time, and I wrote it. ('Still A G Thang') came off hard, and it was the song on the album that said

to folks as far as representin' me and what I stood for. So we put it out first and did a video for it, you know, cut a couple of scenes for the movie and it's doing well." [28.8 RealAudio]

Yes, there's a movie too. Snoop's straight-to-video movie "Game Of Life," which co-stars fellow No Limit rapper C-Murder, hit stores this week.