Is this partnership the result of efforts made by the Bored Ape Yacht Club? Snoop Dogg and Eminem, two of the most influential figures in the history of hip hop, have collaborated once more on the tune “From the D 2 the LBC.” The song was first performed by the duo at Apefest, which was a multi-day party hosted by the Bored Ape Yacht Club and was a part of the NFT.NYC conference. The music video is essentially an advertisement for the Bored Ape Yacht Club. At a time when the value of the NFT collection dropped by sixty percent in an instant, this is an enormous victory for the BAYC.
When we last saw this duo work together, it was on the song “Bitch Please II,” which was featured on Eminem’s album The Marshall Mathers LP, which was released in the year 2000. This single also features appearances by their mentor Dr. Dre, Xzibit, and the late Nate Dogg. Snoop Dogg is the only other participant. After that, the story goes, Snoop approached Eminem’s camp with a request for a collaboration, but Eminem’s management turned him down, and the two artists never collaborated again. To this point. Has the Bored Ape Yacht Club been successful in doing so?
The Tale of Eminem and Snoop Dogg at the Bored Ape Yacht Club
It is important to point out that both Eminem and Snoop Dogg are descended from Dr. Dre, and as a result, a collaboration between the two artists makes perfect sense. In addition to that, they are both members of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Approximately half a year ago, Eminem shelled out $425k to acquire a BAYC specimen that inspired him. The following was reported by NewsBTC at the time:
Snoop Dogg, for his part, received a full set at roughly the same time and stated, “When I APE in, I APE all the way in!! ” at about the same time. For those who are unaware, a complete set includes not just a Bored Ape but also an M1 Mutant and an M2 Mutant in addition to a Kennel Club for Bored Apes that has similar traits. In the instance of Snoop, these consisted of a military helmet, a leopard skin, and a clothing that was pink and fluffy. NewsBTC has previously reported on the circumstances surrounding the purchase as follows:
The Music Video, the Premiere, and the Song
The trippy music video combines footage of Em and Snoop working in the studio with animation that was inspired by Bored Ape Yacht Club. James Larese was the one in charge of directing it. Apefest was an all-out celebration that featured performances by hip hop giants such as Lil Wayne, Bun B, The Roots, Future, and of course, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. It was where the song made its first public appearance.
The videos are everywhere. Take a look at this one:
And this one:
In addition, the Bored Ape Yacht Club team will be selling items connected to the record, although no one is aware of what the merchandise truly looks like. “The Snoop Dogg and Eminem merchandise drop has been pushed. They made the announcement about the timing via Twitter. “We’ll tweet here with timing updates.”
This is not the first time that Snoop Dogg has worked on a musical project with the Bored Ape Yacht Club. The rapper had an appearance in the single “BAYC” by Esther Anaya, a singer and producer from Colombia. “BAYC” is a dance music track that sounds like this: