Daz Speaks On New Projects, Suge’s K.O. And More

posted May 29, 2008 04:49:22 PM CDT | 6 comments

Having already gotten the lowdown from Kurupt on the new projects hes working on solo and as one-half of Tha Dogg Pound [click to read], HipHopDX recently caught up with his partner-in-rhyme Daz Dillinger to discuss what hes got on his plate for the remainder of 08, as well as his thoughts on two of his former label bosses.

Wouldnt nobody put me in no movies so I went and made my own, Daz confessed to DX about his forthcoming DVD Make It Rain. Due later this year, the film features cameos from a bevy of Hip Hop notables including Alfamega and Big Kuntry King from T.I.s Grand Hustle camp, Duke from Boyz N Da Hood, Khujo Goodie and video star turned Cash Money artist Lil Chuckie. The movie dramatizes the commissioner of Atlantas attempts to shut down area strip clubs.

Before Make It Rain makes its way to your local video store, Daz will be releasing his latest solo CD, Only On The Left Side. Due August 12th via DPG Recordz partnership with Fontana/Universal Records, the album features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Obie Trice, Krayzie Bone, Kurupt and Keak Da Sneak, who appears on the discs first single, Dip, Drop, Stop, Dip." In addition to production from himself, Dazs new release will boast boardwork from Swizz Beatz, Soopafly and Ivan Johnson.

And sometime between the release of his new DVD and solo CD should come the next Dogg Pound album, 100 Wayz. Kurupt already revealed to DX that he and Daz are currently meeting with several major labels to discuss distributing the project, but Daz elaborated further on the direction the West Coast tag team are taking for their next release.

I got a new and improved sound, he revealed. [Im] just taking it back to the [essence] of Hip Hop breakbeats, all kinds of shit. That hard bangin shit.

Assisting Daz with the new and improved sound on 100 Wayz will be Swizz Beatz and Hi-Tek. And according to Daz, current confirmed guests for the album include Krayzie Bone and Cassidy.

As previously noted to DX by Kurupt, Tha Dogg Pound currently have an iTunes-exclusive album, Lets Ride Tonight, available for sale. The release is a product of Dazs recently launched digital distribution company, West Coast Online Distribution, which has also just released Khujo Goodies iTunes-exclusive album, G-Mob Godfather.

In addition to their work on 100 Wayz, Tha Dogg Pound are currently prepping the release of their own DJ Drama-helmed Gangsta Grillz mixtape [click to read].

While DX gathered info from Daz regarding his upcoming projects he was also asked about the health status of Nate Dogg as the DPG crooner recovers from a stroke he suffered this past December.

Hes in good spirits, Daz assures of Nate before adding, You need to be asking [me] how Suge Knight doing.

Obviously referring to the recent incident in which Suge was assaulted at Shag Nightclub in Los Angeles [click here read], Daz was subsequently asked for his thoughts on his former CEOs forthcoming reality T.V. show [click to read].

That looks real exciting right there, to get knocked out on your own T.V. show, he replied. Thats one of the funniest things since anything.

Daz also offered up his thoughts on another one of his former label bosses, Jermaine Dupri, and the commercial failure of Dazs sole effort for Dupris So So Def label, 2006s So So Gangsta.

It was a money scam, says Daz. [And] Jermaine got away with the money [Laughs]. He told Janet [Jackson to] suck it up, put ya hands on ya pussy baby [and] hold on tight.

Although well known for making the occasional outrageous comment like the one above, Daz doesnt seem to be harboring any ill will towards Dupri for the mishandling of his last major-label backed solo effort.

Its all to the good, says Daz. I just keep it pushing. I got bigger and better things [to focus on]. Im into these movies, putting records together and just chillin right now. [Im] living real comfortable.

Only On The Left Side will be released August 12th via DPG/Fontana/Universal Records.

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