(AllHipHop News) Snoop Dogg will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Priority Records with Snoop Dogg Presents: The West Coast Blueprint, a new compilation album that digs up 16 tracks from the labels vaults.
Priority Records helped define West coast rap with acts on the roster like Eazy-E, NWA, The D.O.C., Mack 10, Ras Kass, Yo Yo, Ice Cube and others.
The new release highlights a number of landmark recordings, including earlier singles by West coast architects like King Tee, Kid Frost, Low Profile, Luniz and others.
"You will hear how many different facets of hip-hop Priority had a hand in, Snoop told AllHipHop.com. Fans who might not have heard these records in a long time, I know they're going to love hearing them again. And the youngsters who've never heard of them before, it's an important education. See? Learning can be fun."
Snoop Dogg took over as Creative Chairman of Priority Records. In addition to signing Cypress Hill, Snoop recently oversaw the re-release of three important rap albums: Eazy Es Eazy-Duz-It, EPMDs Strictly Business and Master Ps album Ghetto D.
"Priority's always been associated with the west coast," Snoop said. "Now with the power of EMI behind it, we can take this international."
Snoop Dogg Presents: The West Coast Blueprint is in stores now.
1. Introduction to The West Coast Blueprint
2. Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
3. King Tee - Act A Fool
4. The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better
5. Low Profile - Pay Ya Dues
6. Kid Frost - La Raza
8. N.W.A - Alwayz Into Somethin' 9. Yo-Yo featuring Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo
10. Ice Cube featuring Das EFX - Check Yo Self [Album Version]
11. Rappin' 4-Tay - Playaz Club
13. Mack 10 - Foe Life
14. Luniz - I Got 5 On It
15. Ras Kass - The Evil That Men Do
16. Westside Connection - Gangstas Make The World Go Round
17. Ant Banks featuring Too $hort, 2Pac & MC Breed - 4 Tha Hustlas
18. Mack 10 featuring Tha Dogg Pound - Nothin But The Cavi Hit
19. Snoop Dogg featuring Sylk E. Fine & Suga Free - Trust Me
20. Check Yo Self Interlude
21. Snoop Dogg featuring The Hustle Boyz - Check Yo Self (Snoop Dogg G-Mix) [New Recording]