Snoop Highlights Cali's Past With 'West Coast Blueprint'

(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 label’s 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 “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 E’s Eazy-Duz-It, EPMD’s Strictly Business and Master P’s 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

7. Interlude

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

12. Interlude

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]