Most of us never thought we would see these three words put together in a sentence: Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and beef. The two veterans of the Rap and Hip-Hop game are seemingly clashing against each other. The history of Eminem & Snoop Dogg beef doesn’t run long as it all started in July 2020. So, let’s dive into what has unfolded so far, and we will keep this post updated when new events occur around the subject.
July 29, 2020 – The Breakfast Club Interview
Snoop Dogg was the latest guest on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club talk show that aired on July 29, 2020. In this interview, titled ‘Snoop Dogg On Hip-Hop Transcending Territories, Therapy, Kanye West, Gayle King + More,’ Snoop Dogg talked about his legacy in Hip-Hop and his take on several other subjects.
Snoop Dogg was also asked a question about his top 10 list of rappers. To many listeners’ surprise, Eminem was omitted from the list.
Snoop Dogg clarified this omission; “[Dr. Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position to where he could be like labeled as one of Top 10 rappers ever. I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s Top 10 lyricist and all that comes with it but that’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem he could find.”
Snoop went on to explain who instead makes the cut into his Top 10 list; “There’s some n*ggas in the ’80s he can’t f*ck with. Like Rakim, like Big Daddy Kane, like KRS-One, like LL Cool J. Shall I go on? Like Ice Cube.”
Check out the clip below.
Check out the full interview here.
December 18, 2020 – Eminem Releases ‘Music To Be Murdered By: Side B’ Album
Eminem did the most unexpected and released two albums in the same year. The rap legend released his eleventh studio album ‘Music To Be Murdered By‘ on January 17, 2020, and followed it up with the deluxe edition of the album ‘Side B‘ with 16 brand new tracks.
On the ‘Side B’ project, Eminem released a track titled “Zeus” on which Eminem directly addresses the above comments made by Snoop Dogg.
And, as far as squashin’ beef, I’m used to people knockin’ me
But, just not in my camp
And diplomatic as I’m tryna be
Last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me
Man, Dogg, you was like a (Yeah) damn god to me
Nah, not really (Haha)
I had “dog” backwards
Eminem says that he is used to the hate and criticism from the industry, but he never expected something like that from his own camp. So, it is clear that Eminem considered Snoop Dogg in the same level of the industry as himself–an equal and even an idol.
December 18, 2020 – Snoop Dogg Responds to “Zeus”?
On the same day of the album release by Eminem, Snoop Dogg went on his Instagram and posted the following; “Back in the day if someone hated you, it meant you did something WRONG now a days it means you did something RIGHT!!”
It did not take long for fans to connect the two dots and the above Instagram post is flooded with comments encouraging Snoop Dogg to pick up the mic and battle rap Eminem rather than dropping subliminal messages on social media.
December 31, 2020 – Eminem Explains His Verse on “Zeus” on Shade45
To celebrate the end of a year (what a year it has been!) and talk about his new album, Eminem sat down for an interview on Shade 45. Eminem broke down the themes behind every song on ‘MTBMB: Side B’ project including the controversial lines on “Zeus.”
Eminem explained the story from the beginning and why he decided to respond to Snoop Dogg’s comments about him;
“Everything he said, by the way, was fine, up to a point. Him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely, why would I have a problem with that? Would I be here without Dre? F*ck no, I wouldn’t. The rappers he mentioned from the ‘90s—KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, [Kool] G Rap—I’ve never said I could f*ck with them.”
“I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off-guard ‘cause I’m like, where is this coming from? I just saw you, what the f*ck? It threw me for a loop. I probably could’ve gotten past the whole tone and everything, but it was the last statement where he said, ‘Far as music I can live without, I can live without that sh*t.’ Now you’re being disrespectful. It just caught me off-guard.”
“I didn’t know what to do about it because it confused me ‘cause I’m like, bro, same team. We’re on the same team. And I have never in my career, my entire career, said a disrespectful word about Snoop.”
Listen to the clip below.
So, it is clear that Eminem did not respond to Snoop Dogg out of his ego being hurt by Snoop not listing Em on his Top 10 list. It was merely a response to how Snoop Dogg casually threw Eminem’s entire career into the garbage claiming his music has had zero impact on him and the rest of the world.
Check out the full interview here.
January 1, 2021 – Snoop Dogg Responds to Eminem’s Interview
Eminem & Snoop Dogg beef does not stay in 2020. It gets dragged into 2021, as Snoop Dogg, yet again, decided to respond to Eminem on Instagram. This time, a much weaker shot than before, too.
One of Eminem’s Instagram fan page ‘Eminemfact’ posted a snippet of Eminem’s explanation above and commented “Was Snoop Dogg being disrespectful when he said he could live without Eminem’s music?.”
Snoop Dogg commented on this Instagram post; “Pray I don’t answer that soft a*s Sh*t😂😂😂.”
So, it looks like Snoop Dogg is willing and ready to diss Eminem if he wants to, but for some reason, resorts to leaving comments on a post by an Eminem fan page account!
Naturally, Snoop Dogg’s reply on the Instagram post received hundreds of replies urging him to pick up the mic against Eminem. There were other fans urging both of them to just drop this unnecessary beef.
Some other Eminem fans have been reminding Snoop Dogg on his social media how Eminem finished Machine Gun Kelly in 2018. And Snoop Dogg knows about all the other rappers who tried to go against Eminem back in the day and got bodied.
January 5, 2021 – Snoop Dogg Releases New Song Throwing Subliminals at Eminem?
Snoop Dogg released a brand new song on his Instagram Live today titled “Talk That Sh*it To Me.” In this track, there are some clear references to Eminem in the second verse. However, this does not seem to be a diss track, and certainly not sufficient material for Eminem to respond.
In the second verse of the song, Snoop Dogg sings;
“Shop stopper that dropped classics? The same ni**a that CLOSED CURTAINS will close caskets. Performing like compilation tracks, running numbers up, but they’re even miscalculating that.”
‘Curtain Call: The Hits” is Eminem’s compilation album album released in 2005 including the greatest hits by the rapper. The album is also the longest charting hip-hop album on Billboard. Snoop Dogg maybe inferring that these charting numbers are miscalculated or wrong.
Snoop also sings;
“Goin KAMIKAZE for me and my concentration camps…boy you had to take them back.”
‘Kamikaze‘ is Eminem’s tenth studio album released in August 2018. Eminem attacked a lot of artists on this album, but not Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg drops another subliminal;
“You play Superman, I’ll be your Crip tonight”
“Superman” is a song by Eminem from 2002. Snoop Dogg insinuates that he will be Kryptonite–the only weakness of the DC Comics superhero Superman.
Three references to things that are close to Eminem in one verse cannot be a coincidence. But, is this a diss track? Likely not!
January 13, 2021 – Snoop Dogg looks to put the beef to rest?
Snoop Dog, yet again, left a comment on a random Instagram post about the situation between him and Eminem. However, this time, there is no heat. Instagram page RAP CYPH3R posted a picture of Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Dre together two and captioned “I wonder what changed..!!” To this post, Snoop Dogg left a comment “Nothing, we good 💪🏻.”
Is Snoop looking to bury the hatchet?
These are all the updates of the Eminem & Snoop Dogg beef developing at the moment. Will Eminem respond with a diss track? Or will Snoop Dogg come up with an Eminem diss track first? Or will Snoop Dogg resort to leaving comments on random social media posts? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.
Update: May 28, 2021: Eminem confirms “we all cool”
Eminem released a remix of his track “Killer” from ‘Music To Be Murdered By: Side B’ on May 28, 2021. On the track, Eminem sings;
Just called Snoop and I talked to him (What?), we all cool (Yeah)
Dre, me and the Dogg good, Doc, we got you
Eminem kept it in the music without making it personal and trash-talking Snoop on social media. He resolved it in a song like a professional would do, and the resolution is a positive-they have talked it out.
There goes the shortest of beefs of Eminem!
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