Snoop Dogg Covers Johnny Cash?

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 In a rather surprising statement, Snoop Dogg said that he’d “like to dedicate this record, right here, to my main man Johnny Cash—a real American gangster.” Snoop was, of course, referring to his ninth studio album Ego Trippin. But more recently, Mr. Dogg has something else in the works that hits closer to the Cash legacy.

In a rather surprising statement, Snoop Dogg said that he’d “like to dedicate this record, right here, to my main man Johnny Cash—a real American gangster.” Snoop was, of course, referring to his ninth studio album Ego Trippin. But more recently, Mr. Dogg has something else in the works that hits closer to the Cash legacy.

His reference and reverence for fellow inmate, Johnny Cash, has now extended a little beyond album dedications. Snoop has been given the chance to cover a Cash tune, (maybe even the most famous one) on a Johnny Cash remix album. Yes, Cash’s good name just had the words “remix album” attached to it. Anyways, Snoop has recorded “I Walk the Line” alongside Teddy Riley and DJ Quik from Cash’s own studio in Hendersonville, Tenn. 

Reports say that a documentary short film or as the kiddies say… a “making of the video” will follow the release of the album.

In charge of producing Johnny Cash Remixed is Cash’s own son John Carter Cash who is thrilled about the album. The CD will be released October 14 and vinyl is set to hit stores on September 23 from Compadre/World Music. Theremixed line-up so far (in no particular order) is…

“I Walk the Line,” Snoop, Teddy Riley, and DJ Quik
“Folsom Prison Blues,” Pete Rock
“Doin’ My Time,” The Heavy
“Leave that Junk Alone,” Alabama 3
“Big River,” Count De Money
“Belshazzar,” Machine Drum
“Country Boy,” Sonny J

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