P. Diddy Ready To Oversee Snoop's New LP — If Dre Doesn't Beat Him To It

Diddy calls Snoop 'the quintessential version of a rap superstar.'

Two weeks ago Snoop Dogg told MTV News that he and P. Diddy would be collaborating for more than just one track on his next album. And now, Diddy himself has said that he wants to executive produce the LP.

That is, if Dr. Dre doesn't take the job.

"I went to Snoop and I told him I want him to do his next album with Dre," Diddy explained. "As a fan, I love when him and Dre are together. But at the same time, if that don't work out, I want to get a crack at that next album (see "Snoop Looking For P. Diddy To Helm His Next LP").

"I'm trying to put together a movie for [Snoop], a movie on wax," he continued. "That's what we always loved when Dre and Snoop got together, it was a movie on wax. When me and Biggie did an album together, it was a movie on wax. [Snoop's] an artist that I can get really motivated by to do something historical."

Diddy said that not only does Snoop define what an MC is supposed to be, but away from the studio, his good friend has a beautiful spirit.

"Snoop to me is the quintessential version of a rap superstar," Diddy testified. "His presence, his confidence onstage, in the studio ... he's just so special and his energy is so positive. If you know Snoop, he's really a comedian. I get motivated by people that help to make me better and enlighten me to stuff. Whenever we've worked in the studio, which is a couple of times, he's open to taking direction. He doesn't feel he's too big to take direction."

The balla from the East and the playa from West did get a chance to put it down in the studio recently. Puff and Stevie J. produced a track for the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack called "Gangsta Sh--," which features the Dogg and Loon.

The soundtrack for "Bad Boys II" comes out on July 15 (see "50 Cent, Biggie, Justin Timberlake On 'Bad Boys 2' Soundtrack"). There is no release date yet for the D-O-double-Gizzle's new album, as Snoop is a free agent and is currently fielding offers for a record deal.