West coast legend Snoop Dogg was interviewed on the Club Shay Shay YouTube channel show where he spoke about Tupac’s impact on his career.
“Remember this, I want him with me. That’s the first key,” Snoop said when asked how was it to compete with Shakur when he joined Death Row records. “Suge — he need to be with us. I need him with me. He don’t have a team and that boy bad. He just out there by himself. Bring him over here to the franchise where he can flourish.”
And flourish he did. Tupac would drop his instant double CD classic ‘All Eyez On Me’ with his new home of Death Row records. The album would quickly reach 5x platinum and the rest is history. With hit singles such as ‘California Love’ featuring Dr. Dre, ‘How Do U Want’, ‘Ambitionz Az A Ridah’, and ‘2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted’ with Snoop Dogg.
“Ain’t nobody here challenging me like he gon challenge me. He got a different energy. They already content with me being the Dogg, he ain’t gonna come here and be content with that,” said Snoop. “He showed me a few things and I showed him a few things. It was the chemistry of having someone on your level.”
According to Snoop, Shakur’s addition to Suge Knight’s Death Row records was a no brainer and the Dogg father had no issues in falling back taking the number two spot. “He was coming in that can challenge Snoop and possibly take over Death Row to where I could be the number two guy, which I had no problem with,” explained Snoop. “I have never been one to be greedy. I always made room for everybody to shine.”