Eyez Closed

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  • This rocking track by Snoop Dogg was produced by and features rapper Kanye West. R&B singer John Legend also appears on the song, which finds the veteran Hip-Hop kingpin paying respect to the younger generation while reasserting his status.
  • The song originated during a session in New York when Snoop and Kanye were working in the same studio. "I was in the studio with Swizz Beatz and walked down the hallway and heard some beats, and it was Kanye West," the West Coast rhymer recalled to MTV News. "He called me into the studio and played me a couple of songs from his album. He was like, 'I got this song that's not gonna make the album, but listen to it.'"
  • The song samples old school rapper Jimmy Spicer's 1983 track "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)." Maino borrowed from the same song for his breakout single "Hi Hater."
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