Snoop Dogg is in a “let’s do it again” type of mood.
The rapper announced plans to work with Katy Perry again after the pair’s “California Gurls” collaboration shot to the top of the iTunes singles chart this week. (Perry’s album, Teenage Dream, also hit #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week.)
“We’re trying to get together and do something on my new album … so [I’m] definitely in contact with her,” Snoop told OK! magazine about Perry. “She’s a sweet girl and I had fun making the record with her. Like I said, I’m looking forward to her being on my record as well.”
The album in question is Doggystyle 2: The Doggumentary.
Snoop announced he’s revisiting his classic debut album in a BubbleTweet video message sent over Swizz Beatz’s Twitter account.
Snoop and Swizz were in a studio session and revealed they had recorded upwards of 18 new tracks together.
“Man, this is big Snoop Dogg coming to you live from the studio somewhere,” Snoop said in the clip. “With Swizzle, and he just laced my boots up for my new record. He gave me some gangster sh–, some Crip sh–, some R&B sh–, some hip-hop sh–, some hard sh–, some mean sh–.”
The Los Angeles lyricist then revealed the name of his next album before the clip cut off.
Snoop’s Doggystyle was released in November 1993. The collection was produced by Dr. Dre and, along with Dre’s The Chronic, helped solidify the West Coast’s reign atop the hip-hop game. It still remains one of the best-selling debuts in hip-hop history.
Last month, Snoop revisited his debut project as a part of this year’s Rock the Bells tour, which had performers playing seminal albums in their entirety. Also on the bill were Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill), A Tribe Called Quest (Midnight Marauders), KRS-One (Criminal Minded), Rakim (Paid in Full) and the Wu-Tang Clan (Enter the Wu-Tang [36 Chambers]).