Now that he's "Da Boss," Snoop Dogg is aligning himself with some hard workers, including the hardest of them all.
Snoop and James Brown plan to record a track together for the upcoming comedy "My Baby's Mama," starring Eddie Griffin, Method Man and Anthony Anderson ("Barbershop"), according to Snoop's spokesperson.
Quaze, who worked with Snoop and Bootsy Collins on material for "Undercover Brother," will likely produce the collaboration.
Meanwhile, Snoop has settled on the track list for his next album, Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Boss, due November 26 (see "Snoop Quotes Pootie Tang And Cheers: 'Pimp, Pimp Hooray!' ").
The album features guest appearances by A-list veterans like Jay-Z, Ludacris, Redman, Nate Dogg and Warren G as well as newcomers like Goldie Loc, Lil' Half Dead and Uncle Charlie Wilson.
The Neptunes produced two tracks, "Beautiful" and the first single, "From Tha Chuuuch 2 Tha Palace" (see "Snoop Says, 'It Is Cool To Say No To Drugs' ").
DJ Premier and Hi-Tek also each produced two tracks, while Just Blaze, E-Swift, Jelly Roll, Battlecat, Fredwreck, LT Hutton, and Meech Wells and Keith Clark also had a hand in production.
Snoop samples a range of classics on Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Boss, including Parliament's "Flashlight" (on "Stoplight"), R. Kelly's "Contagious," Eric B. and Rakim's "Paid in Full" ("Paper'd Up"), Robert Palmer's "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" ("Wasn't Your Fault"), and Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" ("Pimp Slapp'd").
Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Boss track list, according to Snoop's spokesperson:
- "Don Doggy"
- "Da Bo$$ Would Like to See You"
- "From Tha Chuuuch to Da Palace" f/ Pharrell Williams
- "I Believe In You" f/ LaToiya Williams
- "Lollipop" f/ Jay-Z, Soopafly and Nate Dogg
- "Ballin'" f/ the Dramatics and Lil' Half Dead
- "Beautiful" f/ Pharrell Williams and Uncle Charlie Wilson
- "Paper'd Up" f/ Mr. Kane and Traci Nelson
- "Wasn't Your Fault"
- "Bo$$ Playa"
- "Hourglass" f/ Mr. Kane and Goldie Loc
- "The One and Only"
- "I Miss That Bitch" f/ E-White
- "From Long Beach 2 Brick City" f/ Redman, Nate Dogg and Warren G
- "Suited N Booted"
- "You Got What I Want" f/ Ludacris, Goldie Loc and Uncle Charlie Wilson
- "Batman & Robin" f/ Lady of Rage and RBX
- "A Message 2 Fat Cuzz"
- "Pimp Slapp'd"