As he gears up for his new album, Snoop Dogg is taking a trip down memory lane on his new song “Let Bygones Be Bygones,” a dedication to Suge Knight.
The West Coast veteran reflects on his relationship with Dr. Dre, Master P, and the former Death Row Records CEO. “Me and Suge cool as a motherfucka,” says Snoop on the intro. “I’m cool with Suge, I’m cool with Master P, Dr. Dre—I’m cool with everybody.”
Snoop, who was 22 when he released his Death Row debut Doggystyle, reflects on the ups (“This man changed my life / We made history together”) and downs (“Yeah, he did some bullshit, I’m admitting that”) of his relationship with the controversial rap mogul.
Despite their troubled past, he acknowledges the impact Suge had on his life and career. “Suge Knight, a real ni**a, man / Think about all the great shit that you did / Let bygones be bygones,” he says. “Death Row Records will go down in history, ni**a / We did that.”
The D-O-Double-G also credits himself for getting Suge to sign Tupac (“I was at the motherfu**in’ top when I hit my ni**a up and said, ‘You need to grab ‘Pac’”), celebrates his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and pays his respects to the late Nate Dogg.
Snoop is set to release his 17th album I Wanna Thank Me later this month featuring the title track and Swizz Beatz-assisted “Countdown.”