The song debuted at the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Second Annual Ape Fest 2022 on June 23, touted as one of the world’s biggest NFT events celebrating street art, music, and decentralized financing. The musical lineup was a secret up until the performance began, which welcomed artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Questlove, Haim, Lil Baby, The Roots, Future, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem over the course of four days at Pier 17 in New York City.
Snoop Dogg and Eminem performed on the last day, which presented the debut of their song “From the D 2 The LBC.” The video alternates between live action performance and the rapper’s Bored Ape avatar counterparts. Through stunning animation, the song’s main chorus honors both Snoop’s hometown of Long Beach, California (area code 213) and Eminem’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan (313).
“Took too long to reconnect with @snoopdogg– you know we had to make a movie!” Eminem posted on social media.
This collab is especially exciting since the two were involved in a feud last year. “[Dr. Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position to where he could be like labeled as one of Top 10 rappers ever,” Snoop said, dissing Eminem in an interview with The Breakfast Club. “I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s Top 10 lyricist and all that comes with it but that’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem he could find.”
Eminem responded in a song on his album Music to be Murdered By called “Zeus.” “As far as squashing beef, I’m used to people knocking me,” Eminem’s lyrics read. “But, just not in my camp/And diplomatic as I’m tryna be/Last thing I need is Snoop dogging me/ …
Author: Nicole Potter / High Times