|Consistently delivering hard-hitting G-Funk jams for well over two decades as a rapper and producer, Daz Dillinger is one of the forefathers of West Coast rap. Pulling up with an epic collection of melodic, tough-talking street music, Daz releases Dazamataz, his sixteenth solo studio album and his first since 2014’s Weed Money. A 30-track parade of detailed stories, aggressive threats, gruff reminiscences, tuneful basslines, and deep looks into the life of a Long Beach legend, the XXL-premiered Dazamataz is a vital effort from the Dogg Pound rapper, proving that he still has a lot to say after all these years. Featuring appearances from Daz’s cousin Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound cohort Kurupt, as well as guest spots from Freddie Gibbs, G Perico, Big Gipp, B-Legit, October London, Ray J, Kokane, and many others, Dazamataz brings a dose of earned wisdom and songwriting knowhow that we would expect from a former confidant and collaborator for both Dr. Dre and 2Pac. Distributed by EMPIRE, Dazamataz boasts the new single “N****z Know,” a cross-generational cinematic slapper featuring fellow crip G Perico.
A prolific and well-respected rapper with a career spanning 25 years, Daz Dillinger has collaborated with every major rapper on the West Coast. Daz began his career as a producer, working as an in-house beatmaker for Death Row Records, closely collaborating with Dr. Dre on The Chronic and Doggystyle, lending his rapping chops to classics like “Deez Nuts,” “Murder Was The Case,” “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” “For All My N*ggas and Bitches,” “Doggy Dogg World,” and others. In 1993, Daz formed Tha Dogg Pound with Kurupt, developing a legendary reputation collaborating with Snoop, Ice Cube, and many others, and earning a hit with 1995’s “Let’s Play House.” Daz was a close collaborator with 2Pac, producing some of his best known tracks, such as “Ambitionz Az a Ridah” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” Though he continued to thrive with Tha Dogg Pound, Daz made his name as a singles artist in the new millennium, releasing 15 studio albums and building a cult following. Most recently, Daz collaborated for a full-length with Kurupt for a Dogg Pound record on 2014’s Dillinger & Young Gotti, and chopped it up with Snoop on 2016’s Cuzznz.
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