Recently reunited West coast group Tha Dogg Pound has set a June release date for their new album, Cali Iz Active.
The album features Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger and Kurupt a.k.a. Young Gotti, and will be released on Snoop Dogg’s Doggy Style Records in conjunction with Koch Records.
“I’m like the quarterback,” Snoop said. “I’m the one that puts everything in the proper perspective. Get everyone thinking alike, moving alike, loving alike. Let everybody know that it’s built on love first. If we love each first, the music will kick right in.”
The album also features appearances by RBX, Bad Azz, Soopafly, Busta Rhymes, B-Real, David Banner, Paul Wall and others.
Producers include Fredwreck, Battlecat, The Alchemist, Jazzy Fay and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
“A lot of people came together to make this Dogg Pound record the biggest and best it can be, and with Snoop’s leadership we can never go wrong,” Kurupt said.
This summer, Tha Dogg Pound will open for West coast veteran Ice Cube’s nationwide tour, which kicks off on April 20 in Anaheim, Calif.
Tha Dogg Pound debuted on Dr. Dre’s 1992 classic, The Chronic.
In 1995, the group released its critically acclaimed debut, Dogg Food.
They broke up in 2003 after Kurupt left the group to join Marion “Suge” Knight at Death Row Records, later renamed Tha Row.
The move prompted angry responses from Snoop and Daz, but the trio has since patched up their relationship.
“I’m letting everybody know that the West Coast is definitely making a strong comeback,” Snoop added. “Tha Dogg Pound sound is fresh and fly. It’s a beautiful thing for me to be able to work with them, and when we drop this album it’s gonna shake the whole game up.”
Cali Iz Active hits stores on June 27.