Snoop Dogg is a man of his word. After promising to return a verse to T-Pain within the next 48 hours upon receiving it, The Doggfather delivered, and as a result, the “Buy U a Drank” crooner released his new single “That’s How We Ballin.”
Pain and Snoop play a clever game of double-dutch on the booming production. “Her dude be trippin’ and I’m gonna leave him six feet/ I wrap him up in a pack, I serve him as minced meat,” Pain dishes out on his opening verse. Snoop matches Pain’s intensity with wittiness of his own, rapping: I’m just silly over Snoopy, yeah, b–ch, oh, she’s a groupie/ Yeah, b–ch, Doggy still a Mac, just like the movie.”
“That’s How We Ballin’” marks the first time Pain and Snoop have worked together on a record since the rapper’s 2011 song “Boom.” They also collaborated on DJ Khaled’s platinum-selling hit “All I Do Is Win.” Both performers are also video game fanatics. Snoop and his son Cordell recently started Death Row Games, anchored around minority creators developing and publishing using Fortnite’s Unreal Editor.
“Let’s really put resources into building Death Row Games and making a home for diverse creators in the gaming ecosystem and be a part of the narrative, the storytelling of what the next game should be looking like.” Broadus told Afrotech. “And I keep saying ‘show representation of the culture in these sectors,’ versus us just being the talent. We wanted to make sure that we’re part of the decision that’s being made and more importantly tell these stories from diverse creators and focus on creatives in underserved communities.”
Listen to “That’s How We Ballin’” below.