Tha Dogg Pound

Tha Dogg Pound

Biography

Tha Dogg Pound is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, made up of West Coast rappers Daz Dillinger and Kurupt. They were signed to Death Row Records in their early careers and were key to the label's success. The duo made their first appearance on Dr. Dre's highly acclaimed debut album The Chronic (1992), appearing on several songs. They also appeared on Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle (1993), and the Death Row soundtracks Murder Was the Case and Above the Rim. Their debut album Dogg Food was released in 1995. It was another addition to the controversy of hardcore hip hop due to the sexual and violent lyrics and went on to sell two million albums.

Kurupt and Daz went on to release solo albums starting in 1998. They had both eventually left the crumbling Death Row Records in 1999 after Daz left due to long-lasting internal struggles on the label after friend and labelmate Tupac Shakur's murder in 1996. Kurupt started Antra Records, while Daz and Soopafly started D.P.G. Recordz. In 2002 a feud arose between the two when Kurupt decided to sign back with Death Row Records, upsetting everyone involved with the group. His awaited Death Row release Against Tha Grain had been postponed several times while Kurupt was on the label, later being released in August 2005, after he was off. In January 2005, Daz made another solo album release titled Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta LP. Tha Dogg Pound then got back together as a group and released Dillinger & Young Gotti II in November 2005. In 2006 Snoop Dogg decided to get involved and the three released their official reunion album Cali Iz Active.

An extended family, referred to as D.P.G.C. (short for Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips), is made up of Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Big C-Style, Techniec, Bad Azz, Lil' ½ Dead, RBX, Lil' C-Style, Soopafly, Tha Eastsidaz, and others. Tha Dogg Pound Gangstaz are commonly featured on each other's albums and projects.

Discography

Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food

Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1995
Tha Dogg Pound - Tha Dogg Pound 2002

Tha Dogg Pound - Tha Dogg Pound 2002

Death Row Records2001
D.P.G. - Dillinger & Young Gotti

D.P.G. - Dillinger & Young Gotti

DPG Recordz2001
Dat Nigga Daz Presents DPG - The Last Of Tha Pound

Dat Nigga Daz Presents DPG - The Last Of Tha Pound

DPG Recordz2002
D.P.G. - Dillinger & Young Gotti II: Tha Saga Continuez...

D.P.G. - Dillinger & Young Gotti II: Tha Saga Continuez...

Gangsta Advisory2005
Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Tha Dogg Pound - Cali Iz Active

Koch Records2006
Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Chit

Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Chit

Koch Records2007
Tha Dogg Pound - Let's Ryde 2Night EP

Tha Dogg Pound - Let's Ryde 2Night EP

DPG Recordz2008
Dogg Pound - Who Ride Wit Us Vol 3

Dogg Pound - Who Ride Wit Us Vol 3

Dogg Pound Online2008
Tha Dogg Pound - That Was Then This Is Now

Tha Dogg Pound - That Was Then This Is Now

Gangsta Advisory Recordingz2009
DPG - Keep On Ridin

DPG - Keep On Ridin

Gangsta Advisory Recordingz2010
Tha Dogg Pound - 100 Wayz

Tha Dogg Pound - 100 Wayz

Felder Entertainment2010
Tha Dogg Pound - Doggy Bag

Tha Dogg Pound - Doggy Bag

WIDEawake, Death Row Records2012

Guest Appearances

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
  • For All My Niggaz & Bitches

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1993
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather
  • Groupie

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1996
Heavy D - Waterbed Hev
  • Can You Handle It

Heavy D - Waterbed Hev

Uptown Records1997
Heltah Skeltah - Magnum Force
  • Brownsville II Long Beach

Heltah Skeltah - Magnum Force

Priority Records1998
Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation
  • My Buddy

Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation

Rap-A-Lot Records1998
Rappin’ 4-Tay - Gangsta Gumbo
  • Sweet Luv II

Rappin’ 4-Tay - Gangsta Gumbo

Liquid 8 Records2003
Special Ed ‎- Still Got It Made
  • All Night All Day

Special Ed ‎- Still Got It Made

Semi Records2004
The Game - Doctor's Advocate
  • Bang

The Game - Doctor's Advocate

Geffen Records2006
Twiztid - Independents Day
  • Hurt Someone

Twiztid - Independents Day

Psychopathic Records2007
Soopafly - Bangin West Coast
  • Ready

Soopafly - Bangin West Coast

Gangsta Advisory2007
Capone-N-Noreaga - Channel 10
  • My Hood

Capone-N-Noreaga - Channel 10

SMC Recordings, Thugged Out Militainment2009
Alchemist - Chemical Warfare
  • On Sight

Alchemist - Chemical Warfare

E1 Entertainment2009
Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2
  • I'm Ready To Smoke

Montana Trax - The Boy Something Great Pt. 2

Goodsoundmusic2010
LBC Crew - Haven't You Heard
  • Blueberry

LBC Crew - Haven't You Heard

WIDEawake, Death Row Records 2011
Trick Trick - The Landlord
  • When I'm Ready

Trick Trick - The Landlord

Time Entertainment2011
Tha Chill - Chillafornia
  • We Aint Feelin Nat

Tha Chill - Chillafornia

Big Homie Music, Cycadelic Records2012
7 Days Of Funk - 7 Days Of Funk
  • Systamatic (Bonus Track)

7 Days Of Funk - 7 Days Of Funk

Stones Throw Records, Doggy Style Records2013
Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
  • Big Body

Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP

Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope Records2016

Compilations

Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Niggas Don't Give A Fuck

Various - Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture)

Epic Soundtrax1993
Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)
  • Dogg Pound 4 Life

Various - Above The Rim (The Soundtrack)

Interscope Records, Death Row Records1994
Murder Was The Case (The Soundtrack)
  • What Would U Do?

Various - Murder Was The Case (The Soundtrack)

Death Row Records1994
Sunset Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Just Doggin'

Various - Sunset Park (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

EastWest Records America1996
Christmas On Death Row
  • I Wish

Various - Christmas On Death Row

Death Row Records1996
Death Row - Greatest Hits
  • Come Up To My Room

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits

Death Row Records, Interscope Records1996
Supercop (Music From And Inspired By The Dimension Motion Picture)
  • I'll Do It

Various - Supercop (Music From And Inspired By The Dimension Motion Picture)

Interscope Records1996
Rhyme & Reason - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit (Remix)

Various - Rhyme & Reason - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Priority Records1996
In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap
  • Knick Knack Patty Wack

Various - In Tha Beginning...There Was Rap

Priority Records1996
Caught Up - Music From The Motion Picture
  • My Buddy

Various - Caught Up - Music From The Motion Picture

Noo Trybe Records1998
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin 2: The Mob Bosses
  • We Came To Rock Ya Body

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin 2: The Mob Bosses

Shot Records1998
DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix
  • Who Got Some Gangsta Shit

DJ Screw - 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two) Remix

Bigtyme Recordz1998
Foolish (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Don't Be Foolish

Various - Foolish (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records1999
Suge Knight Represents Chronic 2000
  • Roll Wit' Us

Various - Suge Knight Represents Chronic 2000

Death Row Records1999
The N.W.A. Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998
  • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit

Various - The N.W.A Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998

Priority Records1999
Boss Ballin Greatest Hits
  • We Came To Rock Ya Body

Various - Boss Ballin Greatest Hits

Shot Records2000
Snoop Dogg - Dead Man Walkin
  • Gangsta Walk

Snoop Dogg - Dead Man Walkin

Death Row Records, D3 Entertainment2001
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits
  • Doggy Dogg World

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits

Virgin2001
Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two
  • Change The Game (Remix)

Various - Death Row - Greatest Hits Volume Two

Death Row Records, Ron Winter Productions2003
Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album
  • We West Coast

Bigg Snoop Dogg - Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album

Koch Records2005
The Very Best Of Death Row
  • Let's Play House

Various - The Very Best Of Death Row

Death Row Records2005
Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest
  • Dipp Wit Me

Kurupt - Kurupt's Greatest

Treacherous Records, Bungalo Records2005
The Source Presents Fat Tape: Volume One
  • Cruisin' In My '64

Various - The Source Presents Fat Tape: Volume One

Koch Records2006
Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze
  • We Came To Bang Out

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze

KOCH Records2007
Mack 10 - Foe Life: The Best Of Mack 10
  • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit

Mack 10 - Foe Life: The Best Of Mack 10

Priority Records2007
Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18
  • Bucc 'Em

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18

Siccness Records2007
West Coast Chronic Vol. 1
  • West Coast Gangsters

Various - West Coast Chronic Vol. 1

Low Profile Records2008
Luniz - The Lost Tapes
  • In These Streetz

Luniz - The Lost Tapes

Godzilla Entertainment, Numworld Entertainment2008
Various - Snoop Dogg Presents Christmas In The Dogghouse
  • This Christmas

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents Christmas In The Dogghouse

Doggystyle Records, Gangsta Grooves Distribution2008
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1
  • Hoez

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1

WIDEawake, Death Row Records2009
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • Get My Drink On & My Smoke On

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution2009
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
  • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint

Priority Records2010
Devin The Dude Presents Highway: Official Soundtrack
  • High

Various - Devin The Dude Presents Highway: Official Soundtrack

High Times Records2012
Gonzoe - The Best Of Gonzoe, Vol. 1
  • I'll Do It

Gonzoe - The Best Of Gonzoe, Vol. 1

Blocwize Ent.2013
Various - Wrap It Up
  • So Gangsta

Various - Wrap It Up

Thump Records2013
Various - Cronica 2013 Vol.2
  • Ain't Nuthin To It But To Do It

Various - Cronica 2013 Vol.2

Low Profile Records, Inc.2013
Various - Snoop Dogg Presents: Dubstep L.A.
  • Smoke And Drive

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents: Dubstep L.A.

Dundridge Entertainment, Unlimited Business2013
Various - Death Row Chronicles (Original Soundtrack)
  • New York, New York

Various - Death Row Chronicles (Original Soundtrack)

Death Row Records2018