Snoop Dogg Shares First Encounter With DMX Inspired Hit Song 'Get At Me Dog'
He also said on "The Tonight Show" that he felt that the Verzuz battle was a good way to send DMX off to get his angel wings.
April 15, 2021 at 1:39 pm
Snoop said he first met DMX at a concert in 1994, and following the event, they went to the studio together. There, the 50-year-old shared a story that he said touched his heart profoundly.
“He brought up a story that was so, so, so deep and instrumental to our relationship,” Snoop Dogg recalled.
“He was like, ‘When you first met me, I was, like, away from him.' And he was saying, ‘What’s happening? What’s up?’ And I was like, ‘Get at me, dog! And he was like, ‘I took that and I made that into my song, "Get at Me Dog" 'cause the way you got at me,’ and said that, I was like, ‘That’s slick,’” the Long Beach, California native said.
“So that night inspired him to create that song ‘Get At Me Dog’ which was one of his biggest hood records that he put out,” he added.
Last summer, DMX and Snoop shared a stage for one of the most heartfelt Verzuz performances to date, as Blavity previously reported. Fans relished in the session, which was seen more as an opportunity to celebrate each other as opposed to a competition.
The two-hour battle started with a powerful prayer from the late rapper and featured each of them singing the words to each other’s songs.
During his interview on The Tonight Show, Snoop shared that the Verzuz battle he did with DMX was a display of love, one that he believes sent the 50-year-old New York native off in style.
“It meant the world because it gave the world a chance to see two dogs that naturally love each other, celebrating each other in the name of hip-hop. You seen a lot of interaction between me and him, engaging in our songs. You seen a lot of conversations and a lot of love. We had God in the building with us that night. That makes me feel good about DMX’s transition to know that he’s off to better place and he’s finally got his angel wings,” Snoop said.
As Blavity previously reported, the rapper, born as Earl Simmons, died earlier this month after being hospitalized for a heart attack he suffered as a result of a drug overdose. When he was admitted, sources close to the family said he was in a “vegetative state,” and doctors were concerned about whether he’d survive.
After he passed away last Friday, DMX’s family issued a statement remembering him as a “warrior” who loved his family and inspired millions through his artistry.
"Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized," the statement read.
At the height of his career, the “How’s It Going Down” artist rose to the top of the music industry. His 1999 album And Then There Was X went platinum five times and he’s also credited as a multi-nominated Grammy artist.