When it comes to making music, Snoop Dogg is known, not only for his affinity for different genres, but also his attraction to different eras. Take, for example, last year’s eccentric hit, “Sensual Seduction,” which was a nostalgic ode to the retro soul and funk sound coming out of the 70s and into the 80s. Snoop has also worked frequently with old school R&B artists like Charlie Wilson (on songs such as 2004’s “Signs”) and The Dramatics (who appeared on Snoop’s debut album, Doggystyle).
Snoop will now add Anita Baker to the list of successful and respected pioneers in which he has worked with. The eight-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum artist is planning to release her seventh studio album next spring, and told Billboard.com that Snoop will be featured on an adaptation of Curtis Mayfield’s “Give Me Your Love (Love Song)” from the Superfly soundtrack.
“We do it in a very contemporary way,” Baker explained, “a very grown-up way.”
In addition to praising Snoop for the growth in his music, Baker also expressed her pleasant surprise at Snoop Dogg’s relationship with his wife.
“It’s lovely—who knew that Snoop is madly in love with his wife, you know? We’ve got a chance to see that in the way his music has grown, so when he comes in to do dialogue over that love theme, it becomes very grown-up and contemporary at the same time.”
The album is expected to release in spring 2010. Read the Billboard article.