Eminem, Snoop Dogg duet in rapid-fire ‘From the D 2 the LBC’

Former rivals Snoop Dogg and Eminem managed to end their feud by releasing a new song together.

The famed Long Beach rapper and Detroit-bred compere released “From the D 2 the LBC” late Thursday, showcasing their truce on the track and accompanying music video.

“It took too long to reconnect with @snoopdogg, you know we had to make a movie!” Eminem tweetedwhich links to the song’s music video.

“Video is now available at @eminem just in time for Ape Fest 22. Us on one,” Snoop added on Instagram.

The artists’ social media posts featured the cover of the single – a pop-art-inspired comic book featuring two well-heeled monkeys who appear to represent the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection.

“All New: Dynamic Return of… Eminem & Snoop Dogg,” reads the title, and focuses on the two artists known for appearing on tracks by rap mogul Dr. Dre, with whom they performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February.

James Larese directs “From the D 2 the LBC’s,” a partially animated video that begins with Snoop smoking an arm-sized blunt and putting Em in an outgoing haze. From there, the Grammy winners sporadically morph into comic book versions of the NFT primates to send up California weed, team up in hip-hop and chat about their legendary discographies with Dr. Dre (The Chronic) and embattled producer Suge Knight (Death Row Records, which Snoop acquired earlier this year).

“So put your doobies high if you reside in 213 / Let’s see them blunts raised / Ob you Eastside or Westside of the 313 / Let’s see them guns blaze,” they sing in the chorus over a haunting percussionist beat.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, opens the fast-paced first half of the collaboration with an ode to his longevity and “more hits than a hitman” before handing it over to Snoop. The second half features Snoop’s signature easy-going flow, pulling together lyrics from everything from his upbringing in Long Beach (“Sold Crack in the Middle of Pine”) and “Mafia Rules” to his many business ventures — not to mention his and Slim Shady’s skills sold out shows.

“Marshall and Calvin, both out of the gutter like council housing / Now we’re both performing in front of hundreds of thousands / Wearing no makeup but we’re still clowns,” raps Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus.

Snoop and Eminem traded barbs last summer over a perceived snub from the gangsta rap pioneer when he said Eminen would not make his list of the 10 greatest rappers of all time. The “Gin & Juice” rapper later said he called Eminem and apologized privately.

There is little to no mention of a feud in the duet, which celebrates their reunion instead.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-06-24/eminem-snoop-dogg-rom-the-d-2-the-lbc-single-video Eminem, Snoop Dogg duet in rapid-fire ‘From the D 2 the LBC’

Sarah Ridley

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