|Tha Dogg Pound|
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Tha Dogg Pound is an American hip hop duo from Long Beach, California, consisting of 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 in 1992, appearing on several songs. They also appeared on Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle in 1993, and the Death Row soundtracks Murder was the Case and Above the Rim. Their debut album Dogg Food was released in 1995, and went on to sell two million albums.
Kurupt and Daz both had solo careers starting in 1998. They both had to eventually leave the crumbling Death Row Records in 1999 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 Daz and Kurupt when the latter 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 had left. Tha Dogg Pound reunited 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 Tha 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 Gangsta Crips are commonly featured on each other's albums and projects.
Main article: Tha Dogg Pound discography
- 1995: Dogg Food
- 2001: Dillinger & Young Gotti
- 2005: Dillinger & Young Gotti II: Tha Saga Continuez...
- 2006: Cali Iz Active
- 2007: Dogg Chit
- 2009: That Was Then, This Is Now
- 2010: 100 Wayz
- TBD: Stay of Execution (with RBX and The Lady of Rage as The N'Matez)
- TBD: Thug Pound (with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)
- 2008: Let's Ryde 2Night EP
- 2006: DPGC: Back in Business
- 2008: Full Circle (Dogg Pound Gangsta Grillz
- 2012: DPGC'Ology
- 2012: That's My Work
- 1992: Raw Printz (leaked in 2009)