After dropping off albums like Bible of Love and the 220 EP earlier this year, Uncle Snoop decided to work with one of the hottest MC’s to emerge from Harlem for his new single. The collaboration isn’t a major shock since the Long Beach, Calif. native has been a longtime advocate of uniting the East and West Coasts with his music despite his previous affiliation with hip-hop’s most problematic label Death Row Records.
Snoop and Dave ignore their generational gap and rep their set as they go back-and-forth on the beat produced by My Guy Mars. In the accompanying visual directed by DahDah, the Doggystyle Records CEO joins East on his block in Harlem as they hit up several notable spots including the Apollo Theater.
The two bring their flavors from opposite coasts together on the song. The drums on the track have a boom-bap sound from the East while the song’s funky bassline come straight out of the West Coast. It’s an anthem made by two Crips from the opposite sides of the country but they mesh perfectly on wax.
The new song comes after Dave East teased the track on social media. And this isn’t Snoop Dogg’s only recent collaboration. Apart from his iconic partnership with Martha Stewart, he is also reportedly going to be on the upcoming Gorillaz album.
Watch Snoop Dogg and Dave East team up in Harlem for their “Cripn 4 Life” video below.
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