Snoop Dogg is taking it to chuuch. Still sizzling off the release of his new album Neva Left, Tha Doggfather has announced that his 16th album will have a gospel theme.
Speaking with Dr. Dre’s “The Pharmacy” program on Beats 1, the hip-hop OG explained why he feels the need to make a gospel album now.
“I’m working on a gospel album,” said Snoop. “It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that. I just felt like it’s been on my heart too long. I need to do it now.”
S-N-Double-O-P already has collaborators in mind for the album, including Faith Evans, who he recently worked with on “When We Party.”
“Me, Faith Evans, we talked about it heavily,” he said. “She feel like she wanna get down with me. All of the people that I know, from Charlie Wilson to Jeffrey Osborne, whoever I want to get down with. I’m gonna make it all the way right. It’s gonna feel good.”
This isn’t the first time Snoop has shown an interest in gospel. In the past, he also sang along to Kirk Franklin’s “Silver and Gold” on Instagram. “I’d rather have Jesus than silver and gold,” he sang in an April 2016 clip.