Snoop Dogg has finally unveiled a release date for his 18th studio album, From The Streets 2 Tha Suites. The West Coast gangsta rap pioneer made the announcement on Wednesday (April 7) via Instagram and revealed the project would arrive on the most weed-friendly date possible — April 20, the international weed smoker’s holiday.
The longtime cannabis connoisseur shared a photo of the album’s cover art, which features four different single blue shoes (including a Nike Cortez and Chuck Taylor high-top) and the Los Angeles skyline in the background. He wrote in the caption, “NEW ALBUM 4/20. ‘From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites.’ pre-save link in bio.” No further details were included.
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Snoop Dogg announced From The Streets To Tha Suites on March 29 and shared the first single, “Roaches In My Ashtray,” on April 2. The accompanying video, directed by Guap City Production, featured cameos from Wiz Khalifa, Xzibit and producer ProHoeZak (who appears on the song’s hook), numerous customized automobiles and a cloud of blunt smoke for good measure.
The multi-hyphenate has more music on the way with Too $hort, Ice Cube and E-40 as part of the Mt. Westmore project. Short Dog first announced the supergroup during an interview with 3rd Bass legend MC Serch for his Serch Says podcast. In an exclusive clip initially obtained by HipHopDX, the Bay Area rap luminary explained how the project came to fruition.
“During the quarantine, I got a call from Ice Cube and E-40,” Short begins around the 55-minute mark. “Over the years, probably more than the past five years, we’ve been doing kind of these old school concerts. It will be either Snoop Dogg or Ice Cube headlining, or it will be me, E-40, sometimes it’s Bone Thugs, DJ Quik. They usually call it like ‘How The West Was Won,’ ‘West Coast Kings’ or some shit like that and it’s always a big show and it always sells out. It’s like 20, 30,000 people — whatever the size of the arena is — it’s sold out.
“So I get a call during the early part of the quarantine from E-40 and Ice Cube going, ‘Man, we feel like we should do an album. Like me, you … it’s E-40, Cube, Too $hort and Snoop Dogg. And I’m like — E-40 and Too $hort from the Bay, Snoop Dogg and Cube are from L.A. and we like the West Coast foundation. We sat there and was like, ‘Fuck it, let’s do it.’ So, we start coming up with beats.”
Mt. Westmore is scheduled to make their debut at Triller’s April 17 fight event ahead of a Jake Paul fight.