Snoop Dogg has said top rapper Eminem brings out the best in him.
After a brief feud, the rap veterans reunited last month for their first collaboration in over 20 years, “From the D 2 the LBC.” During a promotional interview for the song, Em praised Snoop, who thanked the Detroit rapper for challenging him as a lyricist.
“You killed it, bro,” Em said to Snoop.
“You challenged me, Marshall,” Snoop said, recalling his early days as an MC. “You transported me back to my karate school days when I was a young MC who enjoyed the challenge of having to try a new style, a new cadence.”
The rap game is supposed to be difficult. It’s meant to make you dig through your bag.”
Snoop continued to sing the “Rap God’s” praises.
“You tend to show out because I’ve heard you on other songs with other rappers,” he explained. “So I wanted to make certain that I was one of the records [in which you appeared].”
“Yeah, you came out. “You definitely stood out,” Em said, adding, “I just wanted to represent you one time.”
Their first collaboration since 2001’s “Bitch Please II” is “From the D 2 the LBC.” The “Forgot About Dre” collaborators had a brief spat after Snoop said Eminem did not deserve to be in his top ten MCs.
“From the D 2 the LBC” will appear on Curtain Call 2, the follow-up to Eminem’s 2005 greatest hits album, which will be released on August 5.