News: Warren G On Not Joining Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre At Death Row Records, "I Didn't Want To Be Waiting" [Video]
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010 12:00PM
Rap veteran Warren G recently spoke on his decision to not join former West Coast powerhouse Death Row Records at the peak of its success.
According to Warren G, time played a key role in not inking with Death Row.
"Well, I didn't want to be waiting," G explained in an interview. "I wanted people to hear what I had. I would have had to really wait for Snoop to do his thing, [Dre] had already did his thing when we did The Chronic. I didn't feel like waiting, you know? Dre was like, 'You need to go on and be your own man and get out there and do your thing.' So I was like 'sh*t,' it hurt but I went out and did it." (Hard Knock TV)
Former Row artist Daz Dillinger recently called out the new Death Row for not ordering enough Snoop Dogg retail albums last year.
"You can't re-brand us, we gonna be re-branding you," Daz explained in a video. "But how you gonna put a Snoop Doggy Dogg album out and press up 35,000 units? You diluting your d*mn self. You know Snoop gonna sell two, three million. And Dr. Dre ain't backing none of that sh*t all you said on the Internet -- Dr. Dre ain't doing none of that sh*t with y'all. You motherf*ckers are all by yourself. That f*ggot [Death Row Records executive,] John Payne, he wasn't even a part of Death Row. Why you think he wasn't there through all them years, nobody knows John Payne -- you guys don't own the publishing, you geek. Keep promoting us, suckers." (YouTube)
He later clarified his rant and said the main issue was with Death Row Senior Vice President John Payne.
"We looked around all the bullsh*t and come to find out it was John Payne," Daz explained. "And we wanna tell John Payne -- so y'all e-mail WIDEeAwake and get rid of that motherf*cker man. That's who we'll go f*ck with, Lara Lavi. We won't be f*cking with them other suckers over there you know what I mean 'cause they got the game screwed. They just over there getting the motherf*cking check. You know what I mean? They ain't produce one thing, they trying to tell you something and them motherf*ckers over there in the high rise somewhere paying a h*ll of a rent to get kicked out." (Daz Dilly TV)
Warren recently spoke with SOHH about replacing singer Nate Dogg with Trey Songz at last fall's Hip Hop Honors 2009 ceremony performance.
"It was great working with Trey Songz," Warren explained. "He's a very talented R&B cat, I really love his work and I mean, he came and nailed the parts, Nate's parts...VH1 hit me and was like, 'Who would you like to do the song with you' and I was like, 'Trey Songz.' And the reason why is because I like this record that he got out with Drake, 'I just wanna be successful.' And I love the hook. And you know, I met him, he came, we rehearsed, he's a real humble cool dude. And we gonna work in the future. Actually, I'm gonna see him in a couple days when I get back to LA, I'm gonna try to get in the studio and record something with him." (SOHH)
Check out Warren G speaking on Death Row below: