|Next Project:||So So Gangsta|
|Twitter:||Daz on Twitter|
Daz released his first solo album under Death Row Records in 1998. By that time Dr. Dre had been gone from the label for nearly two years, Snoop Dogg enlisted in the “No Limit” army alongside Master P, Suge Knight was locked up in prison, and 2pac was dead. On a brighter note, Daz didn’t have to worry about his project getting shelved or that another artist on the roster would steal his spotlight. Since his debut, Daz has released several projects as both a solo artist and as a part of the duo, Tha Dogg Pound (alongside Kurupt).
Since the 90’s Daz has continued to rap, while also making a name (and some nice cash) for himself by producing. Joining him with production duties on So So Gangsta (his first major label solo album in ten years) are Jermaine Dupri, Scott Storch, and Chi-town native No I.D.. The first single ‘On Some Real Sh*t,’ features prodigal hustler and platinum ring-tone extraordinaire Rick Ross.
During his interview with DJBooth.net’s DJ “Z,” Daz explains how the gangsta rap image has changed for the better since its popularity in the early 90’s, why a decision was made to cross promote his new album with author Donald Gaines and his publishing company Holloway House Books, and if he prefers producing cuts over spitting bars and writing rhymes.
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