Daz Dillinger

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Biography

Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz) is an African-American hip hop producer and rapper mostly known for his membership in the rap duo Tha Dogg Pound, with Kurupt, and his work with Death Row Records. Daz began his career on Death Row Records as a producer for co-founder Suge Knight's then-girlfriend, Paradise. He was signed to the label and subsequently began working with Dr. Dre on the breakthrough west coast album, The Chronic; during its recording, he met and grew close to Kurupt, whom he would soon work with professionally. The two formed Tha Dogg Pound for "Doggystyle", the debut album of his cousin, up-and-coming star Snoop Dogg. The critically acclaimed album, as well as their later single "What Would You Do?", saw Tha Dogg Pound partake in the rivalry between Dr. Dre and former N.W.A. groupmate Eazy-E, by dissing artists on Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. Even before Dr.Dre left Death Row Records in order to start his own Aftermath Entertainment, Daz went to produce the hit songs "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted", "Ambitionz Az A Ridah", and "I Ain't Mad At Cha" among other tracks on Tupac Shakur's "All Eyez on me" album which solidified his status as a talented and successful producer. Daz effectively took over as head producer, crafting most of the double-album's first disc and providing beats for Snoop Dogg's sophomore effort, "Tha Doggfather", from which Dr.Dre's production was absent. His status as head producer was made official once Dr.Dre left, and continued on even after 2Pac's murder and the artist-exodus it initiated. After ending his tenure at Death Row Records, Daz would go on to produce for acts like Kurupt, Soopafly, and B-Legit; he put out the album "R.A.W." in 2000, the flagship release for his own D.P.G. Recordz, which would for some time function as a vehicle for releasing solo albums.



Studio Albums

1998: Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back

2000: R.A.W.

2002: This Is the Life I Lead

2003: DPGC: U Know What I'm Throwin' Up

2004: I Got Love in These Streetz

2005: Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta LP

2005: Gangsta Crunk

2006: So So Gangsta

2007: Gangsta Party

2008: Only on the Left Side

2009: Public Enemiez

2010: Matter of Dayz

2011: D.A.Z.

2012: Witit Witit

2013: Weed Money


Videos

Going Gorilla

All I Need

DPG 4 L.I.F.E.



External Links

Official Twitter Page

Official Daz Dillinger/DPG Recordz Site