AceShowbiz - Snoop Dogg was forced to change his writing approach in the wake of an eerie premonition. In an excerpt from the June 15 episode of his "Words + Music" audiobook series, the "Gin and Juice" rapper spilled that what he wrote on his song "Murder Was the Case" later unfolded in his real life.
When talking about the creation of his iconic 1993 song "Murder Was the Case", the 51-year-old dished, "My peers, we wrote about death. You see, and I wrote that song 'Murder Was the Case' where I was like, 'I came when my boo boo's 'bout to have my baby.' "
"She wasn't even pregnant, and I hadn't even caught the murder case. That's the f**king crazy part about it," he went on to elaborate as he made a reference to his first child Corde with Shante Taylor. "He was born May 20th, right? 1994. The murder case was in August of 1993."
Snoop further noted, "So I wrote 'Murder Was the Case' about some s**t that had never happened in my life. I didn't have a baby. I didn't have a murder case, but my penmanship was writing s**t that was about to happen."
Since then, the "Smile (Living My Best Life)" rapper admitted he started to be careful with what he writes. "Once he was born, I had to reflect back on what I wrote. I want to live, not I want to die," he said. "Having my first son, to see him, how he loved me, how he wanted to be around me, how he wanted to be in my arms, how we would do interviews because he'd just come sit on my lap."
"That s**t, like, was touching to me, you know what I'm saying? Like, f**k Snoop Dogg, this lil n***a right here love me," he added. "I think that me having him and some of my friends not having babies or having that relationship with their babies caused them not to write about life because they were so used to writing about death."
Snoop continued, "I had learned my lesson from writing 'Murder Was the Case' that maybe I shouldn't be writing about devilish s**t like this when I can control the narrative and right about life, living, I'll see you tomorrow. Hey, how about this song I live to see tomorrow. Not, I see death around the corner. I'm gonna be dead in 10 minutes. No, f**k that. Not this song. I'm living."
Snoop was arrested on murder charges back in August 1993. At the time, he was working on his "Doggystyle" album. He was found not guilty of the charges more than two years later, in February 1996.