Snoop Dogg Leaves Geffen/Interscope Records

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Snoop Dogg has confirmed that he will no longer record with Interscope, his label home for over 10 years.

The split comes nearly one year after the release of Snoop's ninth studio album, Ego Trippin'.

Lead by the crossover, 80s inspired ballad "Sexual Eruption," the LP debuted at #3 on Billboard's Top 200, but fell short of gold certification.

While the West Coast veteran declined to give specific details on the reason for the sudden split, Snoop verified there will not be any final albums with Interscope.

"We are pushing the envelope on getting everything finalized," Snoop told AllHipHop.com. "But I will not be releasing anymore projects under Interscope/Geffen."

In his first tenure with Interscope under Death Row Records, Snoop released his classic, 4X platinum debut Doggystyle (1993), the platinum Murder Was the Case soundtrack (1994), and the double platinum sophomore solo Tha Doggfather (1996).

After moving to Master P's No Limit Records for 3 albums from 1998-2000, and briefly to Capitol/EMI in 2002, Snoop returned to Interscope via the Geffen imprint with 2004's well-received, platinum album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, 2006's The Blue Carpet Treatment (gold), and finally 2008's Ego Trippin'.

To date, Snoop Dogg is estimated to have sold over 15 million records worldwide during his tenure with Interscope.

At press time, Snoop has declined on divulge his next possible label home.


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Comment by Rich on March 20, 2009 at 10:17am
as long as he still does collabos with Dre. we will be cool.
Comment by JAE-SKI PUMPSHOTTY on March 13, 2009 at 11:02am
Everything happens 4 a reason!! It is what it does. ya heard peace !!!!!!!!!
Comment by PhiL on February 10, 2009 at 5:10pm
I think he got dropped 2 cause a dude like snoop don't bring in money like he use 2!And 2 be honest who da hell gets out a contract free like No last album or nothing damn da must of really wanted him gone,they let him go in a nice way lolz!Snoop is my nigg doe he just need 2 go back 2 wut works DO A WHOLE ALBUM with DRE that's y his hasn't been as successful as back then!
Comment by Dt~one~Kenobi on February 10, 2009 at 10:38am
IMO...."The Last Meal" was a classic.
Comment by chucky on February 10, 2009 at 10:07am
snoops a b**** point blank f***'em
Comment by mojalefa on February 10, 2009 at 7:04am
IT'S ABOUT TIME SNOOP JOINED FORCES WITH DRE & SHADDY....HOT S*** GURANTEED 100%
Comment by dee on February 10, 2009 at 12:06am
for snoop to still be mainstream and he came out in 92.thats a good thing,he seen alot of rappers come and go.the only rappers that had long careers like snoop is nas,jay-z.ice cube and ll cool j.oh and dr dre.But cube,,ll and dre came out in the 90s when rap first started so they on another level.
Comment by dee on February 10, 2009 at 12:03am
snoop been out since 92.Only a few rappers could say they been out a slong as snoop.
Comment by dj hassboogie on February 9, 2009 at 9:25pm
Im riding out with snoop no matter what... Handle you business my n***a do you...
Comment by Mr. Mitchell L Black on February 9, 2009 at 9:14pm
Okay



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