Original gangsta rappers get back together with Snoop standing in for Eazy E...

NWA are planning to reform, make a new album and replace the late Eric ‘Eazy-E’ Wright with Snoop Dogg.

Last week, Ice Cube told US reporters he had held discussions with his fellow Niggas With Attitude founders Dr Dre and MC Ren and the three were planning to record new material.

Snoop Dogg‘s involvement has been billed as ‘a tribute’ to Eazy-E, who died of AIDS in March 1995.

It’s not known whether the planned reformation will include other original members DJ Yella, the DOC or the Arabian Prince.

Ice Cube, real name O’Shea Jackson, told MTV: “Me and Dre and Snoop and Ren has been talking about an NWA album.

“Hopefully we’ll find time to put it together. I’m looking forward to it if we can do it. We’re supposed to meet when I get back home in LA.”

NWA formed in 1986 and went on to release their seminal album, the controversial and groundbreaking ‘Straight Outta Compton’, in 1988. Containing their infamous ‘Fuck Tha Police’ single, it is widely regarded to have started gangsta rap.

Ice Cube left the group in 1989 amid financial arguments and began a highly successful solo career.

After NWA released their second album, 1991’s ‘Efil4zaggiN’, the group fell into disarray and eventually split after Dre left in 1992 to record his first solo album ‘The Chronic’, which helped launch the career of Snoop Dogg.

Now working with Eminem, Dre releases his new album ‘Chronic 2000’ on November 8 on Aftermath/Interscope.