(UPI) -- Snoop Dogg, who recently released a reggae album under the name Snoop Lion, will be dropping a funk disc under the moniker Snoopzilla.
The new name pays tribute to legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins, who referred to himself as Bootzilla. Snoop teamed up with Dam-Funk to form 7 Days of Funk and their debut album is set to be released on Dec. 10 via Stones Throw Records. It will be a self-titled record.
“We're the babies of the Mothership,” Snoopzilla said in a statement. “I’ve had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He’s keeping the funk alive, and I knew I had to get down with him.”
“Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it. That’s how you know when you gel artistically with someone,” Dam-Funk added. “These beats were made for him, and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I’ve ever heard. It’s hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Patrice Rushen.”
7 Days of Funk released “Faden Away” on Tuesday. Here's a clip: