Snoop Dogg, the iconic West Coast rap legend, graced the cover of Rolling Stone’s November issue alongside rising star Latto in a special Musicians on Musicians feature. During his conversation with Latto, Snoop regaled an unforgettable tale of musical camaraderie and elevated creativity involving Pharrell and Stevie Wonder.
Snoop, who has had numerous remarkable studio sessions throughout his career, highlighted this particular episode as one of his favorites. He vividly recounted the incident, describing how their relaxed environment led to some unintentional hilarity.
“We smoking. We in a little-a** room. Pharrell’s done got high. He got secondhand smoke. Now Stevie in the booth, and Pharrell ain’t saying shit. Stevie in that muthafucka trying to figure out what to do.”
It was at this point in the story that things took an unexpected turn. “I’m like, ‘Pharrell, produce this n***a.’ This n***a’s so high, he leaves Stevie in the booth and don’t give him no direction. And I’m trying to tell Stevie what to do. I don’t know what the fuck to do. I’m not a producer. I told the n***a, ‘Just play anything.”
Despite the initial chaos, the session eventually found its rhythm, with Pharrell contributing his musical talents. Snoop elaborated, “When we finished, Pharrell took all of the good shit that he played. Because he was playing harmonica, singing, and shit, and it ended up working.”
Snoop concluded the story with a hearty laugh. “But it was funny to me that this n***a been around me this long, but today he finally gets so high that he leaves Stevie in there. They left a n***a in there, where he had to walk out by himself. Shout-out my n***a, Stevie.”