In a recent interview with AllHipHop magazine, Grammy Award-winning producer who goes by the name of Smitty, who has previously worked with both Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, gave some insight into the studio sessions and overall energy surrounding Snoop’s forthcoming album titled Missionary, which is being entirely produced by Dr. Dre.
“It’s gonna be great music. That’s not even the given. What people won’t expect is the level of execution that Snoop is committed to. Snoop’s in his bag. I was in Hawaii working with other projects last week. Snoop Dogg called me — I’m three hours behind, it has to be 8 in the morning — he’s like ‘Man, this is Snoop. Little bro, I ain’t seen Dre this excited since The Chronic. He’s really excited about what we’re doing.’ I said, ‘Nah, you think?’ He said, ‘Y’all ain’t got what we got. Y’all go on trips on yachts with him, record and all that shit,’ because that’s how we started.” Smitty said.
Then he continued: “He took us on a yacht trip to Croatia. We were recording every day, we had three records for Snoop. When we came back, Snoop said ‘Yo, this could be something!’ That’s what set the plug, that’s what started it. That’s the last thing Snoop said to me: ‘Man, he’s really excited.’ And Snoop’s commitment to execution makes us all humble.”
“I’ve seen Snoop come in and not be in the mood to record, and he’ll still give it his all. Because a lot of people are intimidated to record with Dre. I’ve seen some of the biggest names not want to record with him because he’s that meticulous. He’ll make you do the line over and over a thousand times, then tomorrow say, ‘Yeah, I was wrong.’ That’s him. It takes a certain level of commitment to even rock with him.” he added.