HOLLYWOOD — Snoop Dogg's most prolific attribute these days is his politicking technique. You name it, he has a hand in it. He's down with 50 Cent like he's down with the color blue, he just got off the road with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he has a show on MTV and he just might spend a considerable amount of time in the studio with his good friend P. Diddy during the next few months.
The Dogg says there's a possibility that his dog may executive produce his next album.
"Maybe," Snoop said while walking the red carpet at Tuesday's BET Awards about the possibility of Diddy helming his album (see "BET Awards Night Belongs To 50 Cent, B2K, Jacko And ... Alien Ant Farm?" ). "I'm down with Puff like that. We're coming together on a record or something in the near future. Me and Puff gonna sit down and try to make it happen. It's gonna be more than a track."
We'll see the first of Snoop's dream collaborations sooner than that. The D-O-double-Gizzle, who'll be joining 50 Cent on the Roc The Mic Tour in early July (see "50 Cent Takes Out Old Blue Eyes [Again], Jay-Z R-O-Cs The Mic At Tour Kickoff" ), just shot the video for a track he did with the Queens MC.
"It's already done," Snoop said about the video shoot for the "P.I.M.P." remix, which went down earlier this week in Los Angeles (see "Can 50 Cent Handle A Pimp Cane? Snoop Himself Can Now Judge" ). "We just kept it pimpin'. Ain't nothing to it but to do it. A lot of beautiful girls, lot of action, lot of activity. I just like [50's] heart and soul. I like his energy in the rap game. He brings a lot of good things to the table. He's the new thing, I'm a G in the game and for me and him to get together shows love and unity."
Snoop, who recently put out a CD made strictly for the underground, Welcome 2 Tha Chuuch Vol. 1, said 50 helped him get his mixtape game on track.
"It's the hottest mixtape on the street. I wanted to expose my artists and show [the public] that we could do that also on the West Coast," the Dogg explained. "50, good lookin' on showing us how to do it."
Maybe 50 can pick up a couple of performance pointers from his 10-year-veteran friend while on the Roc The Mic Tour. Snoop says his set on that outing will be different from his gigs on the recently completed Red Hot Chili Peppers tour (see "Snoop, Chili Peppers Play Heaven's Waiting Room" ).
"I have to cater my show for the audience I'm performing in front of," Snoop explained. "It's gonna be a bit harder for the hip-hop crowd, but for the rock and roll crowd, I put on a hell of a rock and roll show."