Snoop Dogg has announced the impending arrival of the rapper’s latest album Neva Left.
“Throughout the years, I’ve had my hands in a lot of different projects, but music has always remained at my core. This album reflects every phase of me throughout my career,” Snoop Dogg said in a statement. “I’m excited for ya’ll to hear this new project that highlights the evolution of the Dogg.”
The cover art for Neva Left, due out May 19th, features a classic photo of Doggystyle-era Snoop standing next to a sign for California’s Route 187. The shot was photographed by Chi Modu.
Fans who preorder the 16-track album will receive an instant download of the rapper’s “Mount Kushmore,” the LP’s first single featuring Redman, Method Man and Cypress Hill’s B-Real.
It’s unclear whether Neva Left will feature Snoop Dogg’s recent singles “Promise You This” and “Lavender,” which was paired with a controversial mock assassination video that drew the ire of Donald Trump as well as Marco Rubio.
“When I sat down to gather my thoughts about my label mate, my homie and my brother – there’s one thought that kept coming back to me. Tupac, the actual HUMAN BEING,” the rapper said at the Brooklyn ceremony.
“And while many remember him now as some kind of thugged out super hero. Tupac knew he was only human. And he represented this through his music like no one before. It’s a fact he never shied away from. He wore it like a badge of honor.”