Tha Dogg Pound

Tha Dogg Pound Biography

Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. They were signed to Death Row Records in their early careers and were key to the label's success. They recently signed to Cash Money Records, but after only 3 months on the label left due to money issues.

An extended family, referred to as D.P.G.C. (short for the Dogg Pound Gangsta Crip due to their gang affiliation), has over time been made up of Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Soopafly, RBX, Warren G, Tray Deee, Bad Azz, Lil' 1/2 Dead, Big C-Style, Lil' C-Style, Lady of Rage, E-White, Goldie Loc, Roscoe, and The Twinz.

The group made their 1992 rap debut on Dr. Dre's The Chronic, on various songs. They also appeared on Snoop's classic Doggystyle, and the Death Row soundtracks Murder Was The Case and Above The Rim. Their solo, Dogg Food, was released in 1995. It was another addition to the controversy of rap music due to the sexual and violent lyrics and went on to sell three million albums.



In 1996, they were featured on 2Pac's Death Row Records legendary and widely acclaimed debut All Eyez on Me. Kurupt and Daz went on to have solo success in 1998. They both eventually left Death Row Records, and Kurupt started Antra Records, while Daz started D.P.G. Recordz. In 2002 a feud arose between the two when Kurupt 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 of 2006, after he was off. In January 2005, Daz made another D.P.G. Records release titled Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta LP. Tha Dogg Pound then got back together as a group 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.



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