In this video I will break down the full history of EMINEM's beef with Snoop Dogg. Tensions seem to be rising between Snoop Dogg and Eminem. In late Dec. 2020, a feud between the rap legends seemingly started after some comments were made during a radio interview, and over the last few weeks, the tensions have moved from the press to music to social media timelines.
Check out DJ Skandalous' Beef Breakdown if you prefer a video with a narrator (my video only contains essays): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2jbLB0h1HY
Snoop Dogg and Eminem have a long history with one another. Both having come up as collaborators with Dr. Dre, the two have crossed paths many times over the years, even touring together and collaborating on records like “B. Please II.” History and mutual friendships aside, a storyline that began as an offhand comment has continued to develop for weeks. To keep you up to speed, here’s a breakdown of the recent feud between Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
July 29, 2020: Snoop Dogg says Eminem is not on his top 10 rappers of all time list
Snoop Dogg turned heads when he revealed during an interview on The Breakfast Club that Eminem is not on his list of the top 10 rappers of all time. The revelation was made after Snoop began praising Dr. Dre for discovering new talent. After celebrating Dre’s ear for new voices in rap, Snoop mentioned Eminem as an example of a career that had been launched by Dre. “Eminem! The Great White Hope. White rappers had zero respect in rap. Let’s keep that one thou,” Snoop said. “[Dr. Dre] probably put Eminem in the position that he would be considered one of the top 10 rappers ever.” Then he clarified, “I don’t think so, but the game thinks that he’s a top 10 lyricist and everything that comes with it. That’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre.” Snoop also mentioned that the Detroit rapper wouldn’t compare to great artists in the 80s. “There’s some n*gg*s in the 80s that he couldn’t f. with, like Rakim, like Big Daddy Kane, like KRS-One, like LL Cool J, like Ice Cube” he added. “I ain’t got no time to play. It is what it is. Cuz did that. He did that to the fullest… He did that, but when you are talking about this hip-hop sh*t that I can’t live without, I can live without that.” Though many fans saw Snoop’s comments as a diss, Snoop went on to suggest that he had a lot of love and respect for the Detroit rapper.
Dec. 18, 2020: Eminem disses Snoop Dogg on “Zeus”
With only two weeks left in 2020, Eminem returned with Music to be M*rdered By: Side B, the deluxe edition of his January 2020 album. The project included the song “Zeus,” which notably took a shot at Snoop. On the track, Eminem raps: “And, as far as squashing beef, I'm used to people knocking me/But, just not in my camp/And diplomatic as I'm tryna be/Last thing I need is Snoop dogging me/Man, Dogg, you was like a (Yeah) damn God to me/Nah, not really (Haha)/I had 'dog' backwards/But I'm starting to think, all these people takin’ shots at me/Sh*t, it's no wonder.”
Dec. 31, 2020: Eminem explains why he dissed Snoop
Jan. 2, 2021: Snoop Dogg reacts to Eminem’s “Zeus” diss and explanation
Just when the dust began to settle, Snoop Dogg decided to respond to Eminem’s Shade 45 interview. He didn’t say much, but when an Eminem fan account shared Em’s comments on Instagram, Snoop wrote in the comments section, “Pray I don’t answer that soft @ss sh*t.” His message could suggest he is contemplating responding in an upcoming interview or on wax.
He's currently previewing a song called "Talk That Sh*t", it contains disses towards EMINEM. Let's see how this goes.