Snoop Doggy Dogg, who has expressed interest in working with
everybody from controversy lightning rod Marilyn Manson to Nine-Inch Nail's
Trent Reznor, has actually consummated one of his rock/rap wishes by recording
a track with the members of Rage Against the Machine.
The track, a remake
of "Snoop Bounce," from his Tha Doggfather album, features the musical
accompaniment of the Rage crew (minus singer Zack de la Rocha) and will show up
on a still-untitled EP expected around mid-summer.
Snoop also teams up
with Tony! Toni! Tone! singer Rapheal Sadiq, Tha Dogg Pound's Daz and the LBC
Crew's Badass on "Midnight Love," and rapper Battlecat on the Biz Markie nugget
remix of "The Vapors." Suppafly, who produced many of the tracks on
Doggfather, lays his hands on "Snoops Upside Your Head," and producer
Timberland (Ginuwine) does his trip on the "Doggfather Remix."
has not yet announced the street date for the EP.
Snoop is currently
assembling the live band he'll be taking on the road for his stint at this
summer's Lollapalooza festival.