“From the D 2 the LBC,” a new song from the two coasts, features Eminem and Snoop Dogg. James Larese’s music video for the fast-talking song alternates between live footage of the rappers and an animated setting where they become avatars with Bored Ape-like features.
On the song, the rappers proudly mention their respective hometowns, putting any territorial animosity to rest. They rap, “If you live in 213, put your doobies high, let’s see those blunts elevated.” Let’s watch those guns burn, whether you’re on the 313’s east or west side.
The song comes after Eminem and Snoop’s earlier-in-the-year collaboration at the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. Along with Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, the duo appeared on the star-studded performance.
Eminem just recreated Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” in the brand-new soundtrack single from Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie, making it the rapper’s second brand-new song this month. The song “The King and I” combines Presley’s well-known classic with a contemporary beat and has a CeeLo Green chorus. Eminem compares himself to the King of Rock & Roll in the song, mentioning how they both face criticism for appropriating Black music.
The Algorithm, a joint album by Snoop Dogg, was released last fall. Numerous musicians, including Usher, Dave East, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube, E-40, Wiz Khalifa, and others, were featured on the 25-track compilation album. The supergroup Mt. Westmore, which consists of Snoop, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too Short, also performed a joint song.