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Suge Knight Says Daz Produced Snoop's "Doggystyle" Not Dr. Dre

(AllHipHop News) Dr. Dre is widely considered one of the greatest Hip Hop producers of all time. Part of his production legacy includes Snoop Dogg’s classic debut album Doggystyle, but now the label head associated with that project claims Dre was not the man creating the album’s tracks.

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Speaking with Rolling Stone, former head of Death Row Records Suge Knight tells the publication it was actually Tha Dogg Pound member Daz Dillinger that produced Doggystyle, and Dr. Dre just added his name to the songs.

“Everybody thought [Dr. Dre] would be doing the records, but Daz pretty much did the whole album. And at the end of the day, once Daz finished it, everybody wanted Andre to get the credit,” said Suge. “Next thing I know Daz is having a meeting with Andre and them and came back and said, ‘It’s okay, give me a few bucks and I’ll sign anything over that says produced by Andre instead of me’.”

Both Suge and Dre are listed as executive producers for Doggystyle, but only Dre is credited as a musical producer for the 1993 project. The album set a first week sales records for a debut at the time of its release with over 800,000 units sold opening week. The LP celebrated its 20 year anniversary this month.

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91 Responses to “Suge Knight Says Daz Produced Snoop's "Doggystyle" Not Dr. Dre”

  1. Sean Huze

    Who gives a shit what this grimy motherfucker claims. After getting knocked the fuck out on multiple occasions he shoulda learned to STFU with his irrelevant ass. He ain’t shit but a hater who couldn’t see the big picture. Dre won at the end of the day and Suge is just a washed up, bankrupt, wannabe, who can’t even go out without someone clocking his fat ass.

    • johnblacksad

      Chronic 2001 gotta be the most overrated album of all times… the shit honestly have 4-5 good songs… but a whole generation has chosen to make this album something it’s not… who replays Chronic 2001 today? Do not mistake the song Next Episode for the whole album… I’m jus sayin
      The timing was right… Em was blossoming, Cube had made a lil come back… Up N Smoke put the West back on the map for a minute.

      Mike Will Made It better than Dre if you ask me… and I just picked him random

      • John Q. Public

        I replay Chronic 2001… dope album… I prefer it to Chronic side by side.
        The Watcher, Fu** You, Still Dre, Xxplosive, Next Episode, Bit** Niggaz, Some LA Niggaz, The Messege… all dope songs
        And even the ones I didn’t list are better then most stuff out now.
        We wont see eye to eye on this at all

  2. TRE

    Daz is an incredible producer and i always thought Dre was slightly overrated, a lot of his best beats are co produced by someone (Mel-Man, Scott Storch, Yella, Mike Elizondo etc). I dont necessarily believe it but it is possible.

  3. 7yoyo7

    Daz is actually known for ghost-producing many tracks in the game. He got dope beats and many 2pac tracks stashed somewhere…

    But come on, no one will buy this weak ass doggystyle rumor… Suge made peace with Snoop, its just his way to let people know that he wanna keep messing with Dre’s rep.

    • gerald bransol

      pac and daz made an album shit was a classic in my eyes the beats were tough and pac ripped it including kurupt and daz… but lately suge talking alot.. first pac aint dead now this … dude is broke goes to games party which i dont understand much yea ok bloods or we but i thought games fucks hard with dre like its his mentor and dude is chilln wit suge or is he scared… lol i dunno shit all shady over in the west snoop shady tooo one minute this one minute that one minute pimp slap suge then homey wit him and dre his mans too.. i dunno

    • johnblacksad

      Chronic 2001 is Dr Dre’s sound
      Jay’s Lost Ones, Mary J’s Family Affair, etc… those are Dr Dre sounds

      (not Chronic, not Doggystyle)

      • DesignatedH8R

        It would be impossible to make Lost Ones or Family Affair in 1994, before pro tools and the rise of digital recording. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  4. DJ_ANTO

    all is tru dr dre dont produce anything..he buys beats from producers n keep them n add his own stuff on it n put his name eminem is better producer than dr dre..mel man produced marshall mathers lp n chronic 2000…daz is a good producer but too much in the ceilings

    • golder1

      Daz hasnt been associate with Dre for yrs and he has never said Dre took credit for his beats. He has no reason not to speak the truth. If this was true after he sued Suge he would have let this news out then, Daz said nothing. If Daz doesnt say it then I dont believe it!

      • johnblacksad

        all you gotta do is listen to the sound… Dr DRE produced Chronic 2001… that’s Dr Dre’s sound… but Doggystyle and The Chronic… *cough*cough*

      • Jonathan Bacher

        7 years in between dawg…plus they pulled storch and melman in for 2001.

      • DesignatedH8R

        That’s 7 years in between. Before Pro Tools and computer technology. Listen to RZA in 94 and in 2000, and you’ll hear a similar trajectory of change in sound.

      • Jonathan Bacher

        So music / producer’s signature sounds didnt progress before Protools and computer technology ?
        What RZA did is a conscious decision of using the same formula. You must be a Harvard student.

  5. lethal5

    The ironic thing is, Dre suing that website for saying he’s cheatin on his wife….bet he wont sue Suge for trying to tarnish his rep…even if suge is lying.

  6. brotha_man

    I view this as looking out for somebody trying to get in the game. the chronic still one of my favorite albums. this is probably common practice in the rap game….im just assuming

  7. pauleyPee

    So what? We know the difference between Daz’s and Dre’s sound. We knew it then… The business is the business. Also, making beats and producing records are not the same thing……. Producers decide overall creative direction, oversee recording, select andirect the engineers, hire studio musicians, etc. Anyhow, why can’t my dude just let sleeping doggs lay. (;

      • pauleyPee

        You should understand that production credits have huge implications for the working producer… They bring lucrative contracts, as every major artist and movie house becomes willing to pay top dollar to secure your talents for a song or a score. Also, songwriter credits, production royalties, and certain publishing rights become yours outright for eternity when other contributors sell you their rights. So to me, if he did this, it would reflect Dre trying to establish legal entitlement to future revenues, as opposed to earning street credit for the hotness of these would-be “stolen” beats.

  8. TruthSerum

    He stole Daz’s credit the same way you ripped off Micheal Harris, Dick Griffey and god knows who else and then hogged the credit for starting Death Row…….

    In all actuality there probably is truth to Daz working on alot of the record but I wont take this guys word for it.

  9. U.P.T.nw4eva

    Suge always sneak dissing Dre and Snoop. I don’t believe him. If you listen to Doggystyle and Dogfood(which we know Daz produced) it’s two different beat styles. Dre uses a lot of samples, Daz uses a lot of 808 and snares. This idiot got Pac killed, fueled that east/west crap and stole from everyone around him. Have several seats Suge and shut your mouth!

    • Track King Cole

      Actually young brother it is widely known in industry circles that Daz did ghost produce the majority of Doggystyle.

      • DesignatedH8R

        Was Daz an extra set of hands and ears in the studio with Dre? Yes, so was DJ Yella, Cold 187, Sam Sneed, Mel-Man. The list goes on. But there’s that Dr. Dre sound everybody knows. These proteges that contribute ideas are working for Dre. Daz wouldn’t be able to do his own thing production wise on All Eyez on Me or Dogg Food if he didn’t put in his time with Dre.

      • Vinsanity

        Cosign, Listen to Raw by Daz it was his first effort on his own and its nothing special.

    • Vinsanity

      How the hell you mean he get Pac killed? Pac was 25 when he got killed. A grown ass man and one hell of a ride or die Mob piru thug who didnt give a f u ck.

  10. Vinsanity

    I remember when Kurupt clowned Daz for making these claims. He said “This nigga swear he produced the whole All eyes on me album.” I know its a different album but it sounds like Daz gets carried away.

  11. spanky520

    daz,dj quik & a guy I believe his name is mike dean did all the producing at death row but cuz dr gay was the name they allowed him to take credit

    • DesignatedH8R

      You don’t know what you’re talking about. Mike Dean was with Rap-A-Lot back then. The only thing he ever did for Death Row was the “Smile” song with Scarface. Go and watch the interview with Mike Dean on Huffington Post and think before you open your mouth.

      • spanky520

        suck my dick pussy.u aint know shit about nuthin.read up on sum daz interviews if u want knowledge

    • John Q. Public

      I could see those 2 not being on the same page in the studio. Dre is a perfectionist and Pac spit out like what 5songs a day… They both legends to me tho

    • DesignatedH8R

      Dre didn’t want to work with 2Pac. He took his sweet time producing California Love and Can’t C Me and wanted to save them both for his own project, which was supposed to be “The Chronic 2”. Suge Knight is the only reason Dre gave those beats to Pac.

  12. digitallife

    Once these guys have a hit record it’s much easier to buy someone elses beat from them, tweak a few things and sell it for 4x to 8x as much as they paid for it in the first place.

  13. DesignatedH8R

    It wasn’t the whole album, that’s bulls**t. Yes, Daz put in work, but listen to Dog Food, listen to Doggystyle. Listen to the tracks Dre did with Pac and on soundtracks, and listen to the songs Daz did with Pac and on soundtracks. If you can’t hear the difference, you’re tripping and don’t know enough about this west coast shit to be voicing your little opinions. Do your research. Don’t just take it from Suge Knight. That’s definitely not somebody I’d call trustworthy.

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