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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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  • 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.

  • Gritty Savage

    Suge stay tryna be in the headlines any which way

    • therealjjohnson

      I tend to believe it…this isnt the first time ive heard this.

      • TALK_BOSS

        Definitely recycled

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  • John Q. Public

    And that’s why Daz went on to become Rap Music’s biggest and most successful producer of all time.

    • 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

      • brotha_man

        i actually agree with u on this

      • 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

      • David Gonz


      • Guest

        hahaha I hope your joking homie

      • Dubz

        Shit I bump the hell out of 2001….classic for sure.

  • John Q. Public

    …Oh and this is the type of thing u file under the Rumors section BTW

  • Taskforce Taylor

    dr. dre and daz did the same thing to dj quik on all eyez on me!!

    • andone

      never heard that story… any links?

    • brotha_man

      wheres the proof

      • johnblacksad

        “Hey Daz, nigga stop fcukin around with the piano nigga”
        -2pac (Skandalous)

      • brotha_man

        wasnt that no more pain….but i do remember that excerpt…
        ok u provided enough evidence case closed

      • TRE

        Daz was givin credit for that song though

    • johnblacksad

      I hear Quik all over All Eyez On Me, I hear Daz, I don’t hear Dre

      • Quik definitely produced Heartz Of Men. Richard Pryor sample is a dead giveaway

      • DesignatedH8R

        And it’s on the f’n credits, if you took time to read them. Dre is credited for California Love and Can’t See me. That’s it. Nobody stole credit from DJ Quik.

  • 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.

    • TheAfroRican

      I always thought Dre was overrated too. Daz, DJ Quik, and Battlecat are hotter west coast producers.

    • David Gonz


  • 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

  • Ojay Juice Henry

    you can tell a dre beat… daz has a sound and you can hear that all through doggystyle.

    • 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.

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  • Ike’s Mood

    daz didnt do all of doggystyle…you can tell who did what.


    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

      Thats not the truth but believe you own made up truths.

    • 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.

      • DesignatedH8R

        You’re missing the point.

  • 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.

    • TruthSerum

      Because Suge has filed bankruptcy, lol, you cant sue somebody who is broke

  • 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

  • Shotgun_Packa

    We already knew this

  • 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. (;

    • Nemesis_Enforcer

      Then why did Dre feel the need to PAY for the credits then?

      • golder1

        Thats Suge’s words and is he one to believe?

      • 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.

  • dannyboy

    I would believe it if he said Daz co-produced. But produced the whole album solo…nah

  • wickedjones

    water under the bridge.

  • eddieknucks

    187 spoke on this. PAC spoke on this. Nothing new.

  • 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.

  • Az1@tik-blkmn

    Ok, who cares?

  • David Gonz


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  • 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.

    • killa


    • 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.

  • 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.

    • DesignatedH8R

      You damn right he gets carried away. He said all that s**t when he was mad at Dre and Snoop.

  • Guest

    daz,quik & a guy named mike dean did all the producing at death row

  • 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 up on sum daz interviews if u want knowledge

      • DesignatedH8R

        Read up on deez nuts.

  • Thabiso Simons

    Pac also complained boy Dre not producing, Pac said he took a year to produce 1 track

    • 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

    • killa


    • 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.

      • Mob Heata

        Let’s thank big Suge for that one

  • 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.

  • This wasn’t already common knowledge? Suge ain’t saying nothing that hasn’t already been said by everyone else at Death Row at the time

  • Obi Won

    I thought everyone knew, Dre was surrounded by ghosts (writers/producers).

    • DesignatedH8R

      Every super producer has a whole team of people in the studio. It’s about who’s the leader.

  • 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.

    • JondoE303

      Daz did almost all of the traccs on all eyez on me pac even said so himself

      • DesignatedH8R

        Show me where he said that. Daz did a lot of tracks All Eyez On Me, but Johnny J did more than Daz.

  • king

    Suge saying anything to stay relevant this is old news.

  • smokey

    Warren G did also some producing for doggystyle

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  • Dan_Tebasco

    Pac said Daz produced alot if not all of Dre’s songs on All Eyez as well

    • I was about to write the same thing, Pac said all of this years ago.

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