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reunited, and reformed DPGC. So now you're with So So a song out there on the net
Since then they have dropped Def as a soloist. How did that I'm pushing now. I'm
two critically acclaimed you end up getting with already done with my album,
albums. Jermaine Dupri in the first so I've really been getting back
place? Daz: Well me and out there and getting into pro-
That isn't the only good thing Jermaine Dupri, we've been ducing more. So talk to me
going for the man millions of friends since around 1992, about your So So Def debut.
fans know as Dat Nigga Daz. back when he was doing Kriss It's like we know what we
Around the time that he and Kross. One of the homies from get from you normally, but
Kurupt reunited, Daz also Kriss Kross was my partner as now, it's kinda different
pledged a new allegiance, this well, so I've been knowing because you're on a south-
time in an entirely new territo- Jermaine since then. Now , ern label now. What should
ry. He signed an all-new solo you know a lot of people are people expect? Daz: You're
deal with Jermaine Dupri & So wondering why you would right, but at the same time, if
So Def. want to sign with So So Def. people have heard "On Some
And nothing against them at Real Shit", then they have a
While many didn't understand all, but you've been doing good idea of what to expect.
how the connection would play things on an independent So what’s up on the tour
out, Daz has shown us all just level for so long, and you've front? Are you still out doing
how compatible he is with the gotten so far and grown so shows with Kurupt? What
South, and just why his expert- much with it. What made about shows for your new
ise is going to catapult So So you want to go major, now? album? Daz: I've been on
Def to the next level. Daz Daz: Believe it or not, things tour. We're actually already
talked with us about all he will work out even better for working on another new Dogg
plans to do to increase both me this way. The major will do Pound album. Wow, already?
his and So So Def'’s stock in all of my promoting for me. And has a date been set for
the game, and he tells us why From this position, all I really that release yet? Daz: Right
this new deal with a major have to do is come with my now, that's set to drop on
label was necessary, even with best work and put together the January 2nd of next year. It's
his increasing success as an best project that I can. I got different too, because it's
independent. With a new about 17 titles to my name, so going to be a DVD album. All
album coming, as well as I'm doing good. This is just a fresh songs, and it'll be 10 on
many projects he's handling way for me to set up the dvd with a movie included.
production duties on, he has future. Now clearly, So So But what about "So So
more than proven that he Def has been around, and Gangsta"? When is that out?
deserves to be referred to as they've stood the test of Daz: My album dropped
"So So Gangsta"! time. What do you feel like September 12th. So what else
you can do for So So Def to has been going on? Daz:
First off, thanx for your time catapult them to the next Lately, I've just been hooking
today man. Daz: OH yeah, no level? Daz: Honestly, right up with different movie produc-
problem man. So what's been now, it's about the streets and ers. I've been working on a
going on with you over the the grind. They've definitely movie called "My Summer
past few months? Daz: Man, been banging out music for Vacation". It's something I got
I've just been grinding out this the longest time now. As far as from Ice Cube's "Death
new album, So So Gangsta, getting them to the next level, Certificate", but we actually
and then I've just been touring I'm producing, and I'm grinding lived it though. So I'm just try-
and what not. How did it feel hard, so the union will be good ing to get it cracking with that.
to get the response you've for us. I'm glad you touched Are there any final com-
been getting by doing anoth- on your production duties, ments at all? Daz: It's a big
er Dogg Pound album? Daz: because I know you're like thang going on here on the
Really, I think that it's exactly the guru of production now. west coast, and I'm just glad to
what the fans have been wait- Are you going to be produc- be a part of it. I'm one of the
ing for. They were waiting for ing for all of the artists on leaders though. Then, I got
it, and it helped us, too. Not the label? Daz: Yeah, I am this new thang with So So Def
only did it bring us back to our producing for a few people. and Jermaine Dupri.
core fanbase, but it also put us I've done some things so far
with the youngsters of today. for Young Capone, and I have
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