Real Soon Video
A closed county jail for women is one of the last places you'd expect to see Snoop Dogg at, but that's exactly where he was on Wednesday (November 9), where he was filming a new video for his upcoming album with his old homies, the Dogg Pound (DPGC).
At Los Angeles' Sybil Brand Institute, Snoop brought back his old partners -- Nate Dogg, Daz and Kurupt -- for their first video together since they reunited early this year. For the Dogg Pound, it's something their all excited about.
"It's a beautiful thing," Snoop told BallerStatus.net. "We and the Dogg Pound are just mashing and that's how it supposed to be."
Even Kurupt, who left his partners high-and-dry just a year or so earlier, feels as though it was a mistake that he ever left and says it will never happen again.
"It's bomb," exclaimed Kurupt. "We're real family, so it's just like a big ass family reunion, man. As soon as we got back together, it was like it never ended [in the first place]. It'll be a cold day in hell for anything like that to happen again."
On the rainy Cali Wednesday, Snoop, Daz and Kurupt visit a jail to see Nate Dogg, who is locked down -- a concept director Anthony Mandler created for Snoop's single. Wearing an orange jumpsuit, Nate Dogg sings the chorus, wishing he could be together with his friends "Real Soon" -- the video's title.
"Real Soon" is a dedication to all the prison inmates locked down during the holidays or even longer, and is dedicated to one man in-particular, Stanley "Tookie" Williams -- the Crips founder, who is currently on Death Row awaiting execution.
"It's a dedication to Big Tookie, the original Crip," explained Daz. "We just trying to show our support for his situation -- he's about to be executed in December and this is for him."
The Battle Cat-produced single is the first off Snoop's forthcoming Koch Records compilation entitled Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Tha Album, and will also be on the DPG reunion album due in 2006.
Nate Dogg, Lady Rage, RBX, Soopafly, Half-Dead, Mira-Mira and Mykestro, are among those featured on Welcome To The Chuuch, which will be released in a joint venture between Koch and Snoop's Doggystyle Records (see "Snoop Dogg Forms Joint Venture With Koch; Preps New Album").
The album is slated for release December 13.