Snoop Speaks On "Snoopzilla" & DāM-FunK Collabo LP

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Snoop Dogg follows news of the forthcoming 7 Days Of Funk LP with the announcement that he's changed his name to Snoopzilla to mark the official start of his funky voyage with Cali's resident boogie funk revivalist DāM-FunK. The most recent moniker change accompanies the release of their lead single "Faden Away", which dropped yesterday. The project channels the very obvious funk and soul influences that have colored their individual catalogs in order to put a brand new batch of stank on things while paying tribute to the pioneers of the past. Snoop commented on their highly-anticipated collaboration - a project many fans feel is long overdue - in a recent article for Rolling Stone:

"We're the babies of the Mothership," Snoopzilla said in a statement. "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."

DāM-FunK echoed Snoop's sentiments as he elaborated:

"These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I've ever heard. It's hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Patrice Rushen."

The 7 Days Of Funk LP is slated to drop on December 10th via Stones Throw Records featuring appearances from Snoop's comrades Daz and Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound as well as funk legend and recent DāM-FunK collaborator Steve Arrington.

Spotted at RS