One of the criminally underrated records at the core of the Death Row-Bad Boy quarrel was grabbed from behind adversary lines. The beat that turned out to be “New York, New York” by Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and Uncle Snoop was imagined as a jingle for Biggie’s St. Ides business that never became. The uncropped beat some way or another wound up in the hands of Death Row, who at the time was all in all privilege in the throes of a power battle with New York hip-bounce radio, spoken to by Biggie, Diddy, and friends. Biggie’s resistance with the “St. Ides” beat had outcomes he could have never anticipated.
The DJ Pooh record was then utilized in the production of “New York, New York,” a record Tha Dogg Pound included on their exemplary introduction Dogg Food, a collection which displayed the mark’s undercard, in perspective of Snoop Dogg’s nearby ties in Long Beach, California. Uncle Snoop highlighted noticeably on the collection, six times to be correct, as did Nate Dogg and the gathering’s DJ mimicking a lovestruck Barry White.
With Suge’s flag, the Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg included collected and made “New York, New York” their invitation to battle against Bad Boy Records. In the music video, Snoop Dogg can be seen overshadowing New York City’s horizon, similar to a Godzilla-like danger rendered senseless with dated video altering. Joking aside, the message of Death Row’s indecent takeover of New York City was promptly felt, with N.O.R.E, Mobb Deep and a consortium of different rappers recording their reaction with “LA, LA,” and in this manner the folklore of an East-West fight was resulting from thin air.
Kurupt fights right up ’til today, that “New York, New York” was never planned as a diss record, however I find that very difficult to trust, given the symbolism, and the atmosphere encompassing its discharge. What say you?
Tha Dogg Pound – New York, New York Ft. Snoop Dogg [Zippyshare + 320kbps]
And everything in New York ain’t always what it seems
You might get fooled if you come from out of town
But I’m down by law, and I’m from the Dogg Pound.-Snoop Dogg