Snoop Dogg: TDE Are Too Peaceful To Be The New Death Row (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Before Snoop Dogg became a Rastafarian lion he was one of “America’s Most Wanted” on Death Row Records. In a recent sit-down with VIBE, Snoop explained how Top Dawg Entertainment is vastly different than Death Row Records in the 90s.

According to Snoop, Death Rows penchant for taking the “gangster approach” to music as differing to Top Dawg Entertainment’s “peaceful” approach to entering to music scene:

They’re peaceful, they love, they get down. They got rappers from everywhere and they represent hip-hop and they don’t represent negativity and violence. And tryin to mash and disrespect it. So it’s like, that how Death row came.. We came out disrespectin’ Eazy E and anyone who had a problem with Dr. Dre.

Snoop does believe the controversial 90s record label “paved the way for TDE” and feel that influence manifested in Kendrick’s inflammatory “Control” verse:

Kendrick Lamar flipped out on everybody. That’s that Death Row influence, that may have cause him to backslide and feel a certain way. Which i support fully and his thoughts in what he said…Cause I’m from the West Coast, fuck errbody who got a problem with it.

Ironically enough, TDE’s Schoolboy Q recently spoke with MTV about how he proudly claims to be a gangster rapper and even stated he was the only gangster rapper left on the West Coast:

I’m not necessarily trying to bring gangster rap back. I’m just trying to let you know it’s still here and I’m a part of it. I feel like I’m the only one out of the coast that’s doing this gangster rap sh– the way that it used to be done…how n—as used to put detail in their music not just going to the club and turning up.

Check out Snoop Dogg’s full interview with VIBE below:

  • cromthelaughinggod7

    If you are a gangsta rapper Q then leave TDE! I hate frauds. Even snoop said you guys are peaceful. Nothing wrong with that I support it. Just don’t play the dumb gangsta rapper type that people will think you are not cool.

    • Tim Tip Palms

      You have to be the dumbest person eva!! He not saying that that not gangata or dont be in the streets! If you watch snoop when he interviewed Q they was talking about ganglife! Snoop is sayin they not taking the same approach as Death Row did.

      • cromthelaughinggod7

        I am not referring to this interview. Moron. You are a new member here as well as many. The older members who regularly read my comments know what I am talking about. Q in other interview stating he is truly a gangsta rapper etc etc but sh*ts on TDE. I am referring to his interviews not this. Fk off! Don’t assume because you make a comment to me you know me or that it is correct idiot.

      • Tim Tip Palms

        Well im not new i just write when i feel as though i need too!! So i was referring to older interviews also!! Which i want to know an interview where he “shits” on TDE! He is a ganster that rap! thus being a ganster rapper! How is he fraud?!?!?

  • RIV

    C’mon now… you can’t compare Death Row & TDE…are you f***** serious lmao….
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    • Tim Tip Palms

      Yea two totally diff groups. I guess they asked them they because it one of the first labels to come out of the West since then.

  • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

    What snoop is really saying is that tde doesn’t pretend to be “hard” or “thugs” like death row.

    • Trujudah

      they were prentending? all them court cases dead niggas and beat downs were fake?

    • Richard Savage

      You might wanna do ya homework before you say Death Row was pretending. Cuz them dudes was worth $100 million or more as a company and they was still doing drug trafficking, gang related murders, and all types of other street shit. Suge was basically the biggest gangster on the west coast in the 90s and he ran a real live criminal organization that just happen to put out successful hip hop records. When you got a company full of bloods and crips committing murders and catchin drug cases and still gettin off because you got crooked cops and a D.A. on your payroll, you got some serious power and you NOT PRETENDING lol… Death Row was REALLY doin things your favorite rappers today can only dream about doin

  • Crenshaw on my shirt

    Is Oxymoron ever coming out? Should have dropped that shit after Collard Greens

    • Boomie Rogers

      they said they are gonna announce the releace date next week.

  • YungKizz

    yeah agree wid snoop

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  • WhiteBlack

    who in their right mind thought tde was the new deathrow anyway??

  • ihatefaggots

    This clown is not a rastafarian stop calling this coke head a rasta.

    • truth

      u so gay

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  • bigdoe6

    It’s not a diss to TDE. It’s very true. Deathrow was wayyyyy more gangster than TDE. You can’t even argue that. TDE is a talented crew of artists but they can’t be compared to Deathrow in any way, shape, form or fashion. I have to agree with snoop on this.

  • heavyboy

    they’re on two totally different vibes…… this is some bull$ht*

  • dee

    just the thought of comparing them is ridiculous

  • arrdeesss

    I would confuse these dudes with being gay before i confused them with being gangsta.

    • Malik


  • Why they gotta be the “new” anything to begin with though?! I’m sure they’re more than happy bein the FIRST TDE. Media always tryin to push some copycat shit. How many “next Pac’s” have we had? “New Biggies”? “New Jordans”? Even when the new cats are just tryin to do them, the media tries to put em in an already established box.

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