While on his press run for his latest album, I Wanna Thank Me, Snoop Dogg stopped by Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club. During his interview yesterday (Aug. 21), Snoop was asked if he agreed with Nipsey Hussle's statement that he was this generation's Tupac Shakur. Without hesitation, Snoop said yes.
"The spirit Nipsey had was the spirit Tupac had as far as being up close and personal with the people and just... trying to give back," Snoop said of Hussle, who was set to portray the "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper in the All Eyez on Me film. "I think Nipsey did what Tupac couldn't do. I think [Nipsey] was the extension, like running the 440 relay and you pass the baton."
He continued, "I think the spirit of Tupac was Nipsey—the seed that he planted because he don't rap like him, but he moved like him," he added. "The way he was lovable but he was gangster at the same time. The way he was about the kids...the community work. That's the same thing Tupac was about."
On his latest LP, Snoop has a song dedicated to the late rapper entitled "One Blood, One Cuzz." Snoop revealed that it was hard to write the lyrics since Hussle's death still affects him to this day.
"It really, really broke my heart. Like for real," Snoop admitted. "It was kinda hard to write something with the spirit of how do I celebrate him feeling like I'm feeling. How do I represent him in the light that makes the most sense."
Last week, Snoop released his latest LP to streaming services. The 22-song project features guest appearances from Lil Duval, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Jermaine Dupri, Slim Jxmmi, Trey Songz, Swizz Beatz and more.
Check out Snoop Dogg speak on Nipsey Hussle in his latest interview below.