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Mixtape: Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays, Vol. 1
Headliners: Snoop Dogg and DJ Skee
Key Cameos: 50 Cent, Pharrell, Tyga, Game and Wiz Khalifa
Essential Info: Snoop Dogg is a benevolent mogul. The veteran rapper is putting the final touches on his forthcoming 11th studio album, Doggumentary, but before the collection arrives he wanted to deliver a teaser to his longtime fans. Hence, Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays, a take on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Fridays series, for which ‘Ye dropped a brand new effort each week.
The California rhyme-spitter told Mixtape Daily he culled together the mixtape offering with the help of DJ Skee.
“It’s like a warm-up before the album comes out,” Snoop explained. “For people to know exactly what you’re getting from my album. This album is gonna have 21 songs on it and it doesn’t hurt for me to give you a couple on a mixtape, ’cause I’m taking it back to the days of Snoop Dogg when I gave you more for the money.
“When I give you a double-up, you spend 10 [dollars], you get 20 [songs]. That’s what you get from me. I don’t like trying to go with the way of the [music] industry. The industry will tell you, ‘Well, you should try to make an album with 12, 13 songs.’ Really, I’m shortchanging my people when I do that. When you buy from Snoop Dogg, you usually get more than what you pay for. When you come see Snoop Dogg perform, you usually get more than what you pay for. That’s who I am, that’s the brand that I build. I can’t allow a label to step in and say who Snoop Dogg should be, ’cause this is what I created.”
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