During the 1990s, as co-founder and president of Death Row Records, Dr. Dre introduced an incredible crop of new talent. Snoop Dogg would go on to become a superstar and business mogul. However, with Snoop, several other artists were integral to 1992’s The Chronic and Snoop’s 1993 debut, Doggystyle. Now, as Snoop and Dre have reportedly reunited for a forthcoming Death Row album titled Missionary, these artists have resumed plans of a supergroup. This week, Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz Dillinger announced that he, Kurupt, The Lady Of Rage, and RBX are releasing an album as The N’Matez.
The title references the four artist’s time at Death Row Records. While RBX, a cousin of Snoop Dogg and Daz, was among the first artists to leave the label (reportedly after a dispute with former University of Las Vegas football teammate Suge Knight), Tha Dogg Pound would top the charts with their 1995 multi-platinum debut Dogg Food. Daz and Kurupt would each release solo albums at the imprint, following Dre’s 1996 departure. The Lady Of Rage did the same, releasing 1997’s Necessary Roughness after a hiatus that included having a child. Earlier this year, it was reported that Tha Dogg Pound have returned to Tha Row under Snoop’s ownership, and are preparing Dogg Food 2.