Daz Dillinger has set the record straight on Snoop Dogg‘s claim that Nas was supposed to appear on 2Pac‘s All Eyez On Me.
During his recent Drink Champs interview with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, Uncle Snoop alleged the Queensbridge MC originally had a verse on “Got My Mind Made Up” — track number four on ‘Pac’s blockbuster 1996 album — but was taken off the song.
“Nas came over to Daz [Dillinger]’s house and got on the song first,” he said. “Then Redman and Method Man got on that song. Then 2Pac got out the pen and Daz gave it to 2Pac and took cuz verse off, but left Method Man and Redman on it … And if you get at Daz, he may have the files.”
As the surprise revelation began to circulate, Daz Dillinger — who produced “Got My Mind Made Up” along with several other songs on All Eyez On Me — uploaded a video to his YouTube channel on Monday (April 18) clarifying the story.
“It’s a lot of n-ggas out there been giving wrong information,” he began. “I was looking at the Drink Champs the other day. Snoop was explaining about that Nas verse. Unnnn! Whole situation wrong. He was never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever on ‘Got My Mind Made Up.’”
“The original person that was on ‘Mind Made Up’ was me, Kurupt, Method Man, Redman, Inspectah Deck and The Lady of Rage,” he continued.
Daz then played the song he believes Snoop Dogg meant to refer to: Tha Dogg Pound’s “Don’t Stop, Keep Going,” which features two verses from Nas. The track wound up on the duo’s 2004 compilation album The Last of Tha Pound, which was made up of the last music Daz and Kurupt recorded for Death Row.
Another version of the track featuring 2Pac instead of Nas with the abbreviated title “Don’t Stop” appeared on Tha Dogg Pound’s 2001 release Tha Dogg Pound 2002.
“Nas was on this first,” Daz explained in the clip. “I took it to Death Row and 2Pac heard it without me being there and put hisself on there. And I said, ‘Fuck that, let me put this out.’”
Turning his attention back to Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger issued a strongly-worded reminder about his role in the making of 2Pac‘s All Eyez On Me and other Death Row classics.
“Get your information straight, dawg,” he said. “I’m the n-gga that created all that shit. Anything that gotta do with all that shit, I’m the producer, I’m the brains behind this shit. Anybody that come with them third party stories ain’t know what the fuck they talking about.
“I’m the creator. I know every story there is. Other n-ggas just hear about the stories, but they was never there ’cause everybody that was on Death Row left! And I stayed, gathered all the information up and took all my shit.”