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Doggystyle

Snoop Dogg

1993

Doggystyle
Album Summary

Doggystyle is the debut studio album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. It was released on November 23, 1993, by Death Row Records and Interscope Records. The album was recorded and produced following Snoop's appearances on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic (1992), to which Snoop contributed significantly. The West Coast style in hip-hop that he developed from Dre's first album continued on Doggystyle. Critics have praised Snoop Dogg for the lyrical "realism" that he delivers on the album and for his distinctive vocal flow. Despite some mixed criticism of the album initially upon its release, Doggystyle earned recognition from many music critics as one of the most significant albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the most important hip-hop albums ever released. Much like The Chronic, the distinctive sounds of Doggystyle helped introduce the hip-hop subgenre of G-funk to a mainstream audience, bringing forward West Coast hip hop as a dominant force in the early-mid 1990s. Doggystyle debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 806,858 copies in its first week alone in the United States, which was the record for a debuting artist and the fastest-selling hip-hop album ever at the time. Doggystyle was included on The Source magazine's list of the 100 Best Rap Albums, as well as Rolling Stone magazine's list of Essential Recordings of the '90s. About.com placed the album in No. 17 of the greatest hip hop/rap albums of all time. The album was certified 4× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). By November 2015, the album had sold 7 million copies in the United States, and over 11 million copies worldwide.

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Sat Mar 25 2023
1

I love Snoop Dogg's voice, the beats are epic and this could be a very good album, but it isn't. The lyrics are tedious and predictable, the over use of 'n***a', 'bitches' & 'muthafucker'; the stupid interludes referencing drug abuse, flash cars and the obsession with 'bitches on ma dick' that every Rap album of this era seems to include that make this crap unlistenable and peurile.

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Tue Apr 18 2023
5

With so much drama in the LBC, it’s kinda hard to give this album less than hundi P 💯

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Thu Mar 30 2023
4

Smooth as silk. Catchy as fuck. This is the sizzle.

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Sat Jul 15 2023
5

This was definitely a sequel to The Chronic, and while I liked that one more, this was still very strong. Snoop and Dre have definitely fucked before.

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Thu Mar 30 2023
5

One of the all-time greatest ever rap albums

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Sun Apr 02 2023
5

To an 80's kid growing up on The Fat Boys and Run DMC, this album was a revelation in so many ways. Super smooth beats, great flow, authenticity. This is one of my all time favorite albums for sure.

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Thu Jul 27 2023
2

This has the makings of a 5 star hip hop album; great flow, fantastic production, very funky and great personality. However, similar to my feelings with The Chronic, the lyrics are just unapologetically disgusting, and can you really listen to rap without listening to the lyrics? They are, without a doubt, misogynistic and glorify the "gangsta" lifestyle. However, Dre and Snoop tried to spin it as a cautionary tale or whatever, which just laughable. There's no critique of that lifestyle or any sort of self consciousness whatsoever. I understand that gangsta rap was a necessary reaction to police brutality in LA, and that it was an important stepping stone for hip hop, etc. But that doesn't necessarily mean we have to endure it forever as a classic album.

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Wed Mar 29 2023
1

Rhythms are good but the lyrics are awful

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Thu Mar 30 2023
5

What a debut album this must have been when it came out! Hit song after hit song with one of the best Rap producers ever. Can't get any better than Snoop Dogg, a legend.

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Wed Jul 19 2023
5

The best G funk album ever made - perfect. Gz and Hustlas is in my top 5 favourite songs ever.

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Thu Apr 06 2023
4

Really actually enjoyed this one. I have no idea what things make me like a rap album vs not liking one. 3.75/5

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Sat Apr 15 2023
4

He says a lot of bad words...

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Fri Jun 09 2023
4

Sick album and fantastic debut. I think his goofy, lighthearted take on gangsta rap really allowed for people who weren't a fan of the rap genre to get into it and enjoy it. There's humor and wit and lots of incredibly catchy rap schemes and hooks and Snoop not only was super unique and original but so widely respected by fans of all kinds of music. Even my grandma knows who Snoop is. Downsides are that this one doesn't have a ton of hits on it and there's moments where the lyrics make me cringe. That's something that affects me a lot with rap and unfortunately it's not even just the case where this is a dated concept. I've had times where I'm showing someone a more modern rapper known for intelligent lyricism but there's still these lingering cringey lyrics. Anyway- 4/5.

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Thu Feb 08 2024
3

I’m in two minds about this one. On one hand it’s a great rap album. Really catchy productions and it put me in a good mood. On the other hand the lyrics are cringeworthy misogynistic. It’s both a 5 and a 1 at the same time so I’ll put a 3 and be done with it.

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Sat May 13 2023
1

I kind of hated this album. It was vulgar, and gross, and rude which I can forgive and forget, but it was also boring, which I cannot oblige. I was so thankful when it ended.

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Sat Apr 01 2023
5

There's so much drama in LBC. The album is 100% banger, that's what a rap album should be. It's nice to listen, it's nice to look at the cover.

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Tue May 16 2023
5

wow, the first album i've listened to where the skits didn't make me want put knitting needles through my ear drums.

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Sat Aug 12 2023
5

This is a fucking gem. Such a great piece of work. Loved almost every song. Just kind of really doesn’t respect women lol

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Wed Apr 26 2023
3

Decent rap album with some good songs

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Mon Apr 10 2023
1

Yeah it's basically more of Dr Dre's album, straps chronic bitches, terrible skits and the same lines over and over again. Terrible.

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Sun Mar 26 2023
5

Didn't realise this album was so old, I thought this was from closer to 2000 honestly. Really sounds like it too. I can't really get on with gangsta rap all that much, but there's usually some great beats behind the rapping. This was no exception, I think the backing beats slapped on this. And I feel like Snoop Dogg's rapping is smoother and less in-your-face that other artists in that era such as Ice Cube, so this was all-round a more listenable album, and without a doubt an influential album for hip-hop as a whole. Favourite: Who Am I (What's My Name?)

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Thu Mar 30 2023
5

On the scale of 1 to 5, this album is at least an 11. Joking aside, one of my favorite albums ever. Never gets old...

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Tue Apr 18 2023
5

Classic album, amazing production. Literally never gets old.

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Tue May 02 2023
5

Iconic. One of the best of all time

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Tue May 16 2023
5

Ooooooof doggystyle, me fooking favourite. What a stupendous thud of a record. A total thunderclap of humour and beats. An urgent surging in my pants. Suck my nob, nana xxx

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Fri May 26 2023
5

Trop bon cet album. Un peu explicit, mais c'est le style de l'époque. Du bon vieux OG gangsta rap. 5 G funk

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Tue May 30 2023
5

Like this, old school hip hop. Doesn't sound like modern snoop songs

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Tue Jun 13 2023
5

Love west coast, I was so happy when this album came to Spotify. Dre was on fire with production at this time. Snoop is someone I generally think of in terms of his features on the songs of other artists, but Doggystyle really shows that he absolutely can carry a project. Gin and Juice is obviously a classic, as is Who Am I, but Snoop is just generally funny through the whole album and his flow is fun to listen to.

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Thu Jun 29 2023
5

its stupid, lazy, its morally repugnant and ive listened to it more times than all of the grains of sand in all of the beaches from all of the oceans in the universe combined because its the shit

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Wed Jul 12 2023
5

An absolute classic of the g-funk era. Snoop's debut sounded fresh and was full of creative lyrics and beats. It's held up well and is essential listening for rap fans and non-fans alike.

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Sat Jul 15 2023
5

A g-Funk staple, but the abuse of skits does make it a lower 5 for me.

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Mon Jul 31 2023
5

"Doogystyle" is the debut album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The album was produced by Dr. Dre and was recorded and produced following Snoop's appearance on Dre's "The Chronic." It is one of the defining west coast hip hop albums being more melodious, synth driven and having funk-induced beats. It had mixed reviews upon its release but recognized for its lyrical realism and vocal flow and those lyrics deal with adolescent irges, casual sex, smoking pot and gunning down rival gang members. The album debut at #1 and was fastest selling hip hop album of all time. Splashing water and a girl in a bathtub open "Bathtub." People come in and the party starts. The heavy funk is prevalent in "G Funk Intro." It better be, sampling Funkadelic and Parliament. Featuring The Lady of Rage. We get the smooth Snoop vocal delivery in "Gin and Juice." Laid back. Chill. That weird eerie synth noise which pervades throughout the album. A party filled with sex, pot and alcohol. Hi! My name is Snoop Dogg. And speaking of who Snoop is..we get that in "Who Am I (What's My Name)." Female backing vocals. We continue to get the funk with more sampling of George Clinton, Parliament and Funkadelic. "Doggy Dogg World" is more soulful featuring Tha Dogg Pound and The Dramatics. A sampling highlight is the use of Isaac Hayes' "The Look of Love" in "Gz Up, Hoes Down." The album really introduces us to the laid back vibe of the Snoop persona. Very chill. Yes, it's gansta rap with the lyrics but the funk and Snoop make this more chill. A classic hip hop album and, yes, I was one of those people who helped it debut at #1.

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Mon Jul 31 2023
5

Endless funk. Fun to learn more about the certified legend that is Snoop D O doubleG.

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Tue Aug 08 2023
5

One of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Fantastic debut for Snoop and it's smooth AF from start to finish. Incredible vocals and g funk beats all throughout. "Gin & Juice" among others as well. 10/10.

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Fri Aug 11 2023
5

CLASSIC! It took me a few years to warm up to this (came out in grunge phase and I thought cocky rappers were total douche bags) but I eventually came to love this album.

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Wed Aug 23 2023
5

One of my fav albums from when I was a teenager. Superb album

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Wed Aug 23 2023
5

Another easy 5. Snoop came in straight out the gates after being the highlight of The Chronic to make a classic album. Backed up by Dr Dre's best production until 2001, there isn't a single song on here that doesn't have my head bobbing the whole way through. Sure you can complain about the lyrics, they really aren't saying anything insightful, but for me this album is all about the flow, the attitude and the incredible g-funk production.

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Thu Aug 24 2023
5

FOR ALL MY ****** AND MY ******* AND MY ******* AND MY ******

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Wed Aug 30 2023
5

ovo je jedini album u cijelosti koji vrijedi poslušati od gospodina Dogga. definitivno jedan od najboljih g-funk albuma, a i općenito na zapadnoj obali.

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Thu Aug 31 2023
5

An all time classic that might have some questionable content but is an absolute banger

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Tue Sep 05 2023
5

An absolute classic that I haven’t listened to in a while. G Funk for days, Snoop at his best. 10/10

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Sat Sep 16 2023
5

i never heard this album before yesterday but i see now why snoop is revered in the rap industry. a perfect blend of funk and hip hop. murder was the case is a standout

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Sat Sep 16 2023
5

Love this album, I've had a copy for years.

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Tue Sep 26 2023
5

What can I say about this album that has not already been said? It's a classic piece of hip-hop and it is in the annals of hip-hop history for a reason. Not the most perfect album, and there are certainly too many skits and interludes (certainly a mark of the time), but every song is absolutely fire. "Murder Was the Case" is probably Snoop's best track ever lyrically, and most of the other tracks on this album are not far behind.

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Tue Sep 26 2023
5

I listen to this and have a bunch of good songs with amazing beasts. One of the best from Snoop just joking it is his best

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Sun Oct 08 2023
5

Solid. This holds up so well.

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Sat Oct 14 2023
5

Snoop's classical album is a must listen for every golden age rap fanboy. The beats are g-funk at its best and the lyrics - while extremely sexualized - always funny because of that. Don't take it too seriously but enjoy the relaxed wild ride.

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Tue Oct 17 2023
5

Amazing from beginning to end

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Mon Oct 23 2023
5

My childhood said heyyyyy. Love this album!

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Mon Oct 23 2023
5

Fucking classic joints of CLASSIC joints. LaDiDaDi. Come on

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

Fire from front to back! Classic Hip Hop album. I've heard it a hundred times and I'll listen 100 more.

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Mon Nov 06 2023
5

I got bitches in the living room gettin' it on And, they ain't leavin til' six in the mornin' So, what you wanna do? Shit, I got a pocket full of rubbers and my homeboys do too So turn off the lights and close the doors But (but what?) we don't love them hoes So we gonna smoke a ounce to this G's up, hoes down, while you motherfuckers bounce to this 5/5

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Thu Nov 09 2023
5

G Funk classic, with banger after banger after banger. Great production and flow. I know lyricism is a huge part of rap, but I've heard more cringey lyrics from many other artists. Snoop and Dre made something special. Best Songs: G Funk Intro, Gin and Juice, Who Am I, Doggy Dogg World Worst Songs: Serial Killa

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Tue Nov 21 2023
5

These are some unbelievable beats, skits and rhymes here

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Wed Nov 22 2023
5

Bathtub- 5/5 G Funk Intro- 4.5/5 Gin and Juice- 5/5 Tha Shiznit- 4.7/5 Lodi Dodi- 5/5 Murder Was the Case- 4.9/5 Serial Killa- 5/5 Who Am I (What's My Name)?- 5/5 For All My Niggaz & Bitches- 4.4/5 Aint No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)- 4.7/5 Doggy Dogg World- 4.3/5 Gz and Hustlas- 4.6/5 Pump Pump- 4.5/5 Total- 4.7/5

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Sun Nov 26 2023
5

I hope Snoop understands I'm not a weed man at all. Shrooms are more my thing. Of course Snoop would totally understand. He also wouldn't give a fuck. Which is totally the point.

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Fri Dec 01 2023
5

I'd somehow managed to dismiss Snoop as a features rapper and had never listened to a full album of his. Big big huge mistake. Hip hop at its finest.

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Sat Dec 02 2023
5

Pur classique de rap g funk hyper classieu et gangster Hyper dansant et ça donne aussi envie de péter des tibias Un mix continu qui donne vraiment de poncer l'album souvent et à mettre en soirée 4,5/5 hyper solide

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Sat Dec 02 2023
5

Lyrics are really cheesy by the todays standards but Snoop Dogg is a brand and he is selling the well crafted and maintained story. If you think about this as a concept album with GTA Vice City radio vibes, this is genius. I assume that this had to be game changing at the time of the release for some people and basically become staple piece from then.

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Tue Dec 05 2023
5

Pretty stellar, still my favorite of all the west coast gangster albums.

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Wed Dec 06 2023
5

Why must this record be like that... why must it... chase the cat?

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Thu Dec 07 2023
5

Listen Date: 12/6/23; Overall Score was 87/100. Overall Thoughts: - absolutely fantastic basslines throughout this album - it's crazy to see how much of his music was about violence and sex - lots of fun instruments throughout - weird synths; acid bass; strings; piano; guitar; harpsichord; flute - very well produced album with a lot of unique elements that has staying power

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Fri Dec 15 2023
5

Oh yes, massive smile on my face when this came up and easiest 5 i've ever given, was one of my entry drugs into hip hip and still love it to this day, just fun bouncy music with personality. Snoop himself has never matched this. Yes it has 90's skits and gangsta posturing but the talent on display here shines through so strongly, this is a classic from any time period.

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Sat Dec 16 2023
5

fuck it, deze gaat gewoon kkstupid dankzij dre

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Sat Dec 16 2023
5

One of the best 90s rap albums. It holds up super well. Enjoy the realism of it mixed with the great production

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Mon Dec 18 2023
5

One of the all-time great hip hop albums. I have listened to this more times than I can count.

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Wed Dec 27 2023
5

This is such a good album. Yes, the lyrics are juvenile but they're also really funny. The beats and hooks are some of the best there're been. And to this day I refer to gin & OJ as "Snoop juice". Tha Shiznit.

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Tue Jan 09 2024
5

YES!!! A top all time favorite!

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Sat Jan 13 2024
5

Laid back beats and vocal delivery with hardcore lyrics. Classic west coast debut from snoop.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
5

The obe the only snoop. I've been exposed to a handful of his peers on here and he is a standout

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

Nunca había escuchado un disco de este género y la verdad quedé maravillado

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Fri Jan 19 2024
5

Gin and Juice was much different than I remember it being. Lots of great songs on here surpisingly many of the ones I knew had less plays than others on the album that I didn't.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
5

The switch-up from Joan Baez to this is hilarious. Listened to this album so much growing up it'll probably be hard not to be biased. Really shows what Snoop can do even though I don't think he's come out with any album that comes close to this in terms of greatness. Definitely an album you should listen to the lyrics. Man is a brilliant story teller. Gin and Juice is a classic and sounds so much better listening like this instead of out in the world. Tha Shiznit has some bomb flow from Snoop. Definitely one of my favorites from this album. G's up Hoe's down. Lodi Dodi is a great story with great production. Murder Was the Case is probably my favorite song on here. Shit goes hard and is another example of hit story telling. Gz and Hustlas has some incredible production and beat. Honestly from Gin and Juice --> Pump Pump is full of straight up bangers. Shame that the start doesn't live up but gotta give a 5 with how solidly this mfer flows from front to back. Production on this album also hits so well. Has that deep fuzzy sound that is kinda brown-noiseish. But it adds to that gangsta sound.

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Mon Jan 22 2024
5

Listened Before? Yes Thankfully Snoop dropped the NFT nonsense and this is available again on Spotify. Classic hip-hop album from one of the most influential artists to enter the West Coast scene. Album takes its time getting started -- first with a skit, then a song called G Funk Intro that pulls in a smattering of supporting members over a stanky G-Funk beat. 4 minutes later we get into the meat with Gin and Juice, a certified banger fit for sing-alongs. Tha Shiznit opens with a pseudo radio-show interlude (W-BALZ) and drops right back into a meaty G-Funk sway. Peak Snoop on display with his distinctively effortless and buttery flow. He gets memed a lot these days for his association with weed, but songs like these remind how ruthless he was. Lodi Dodi is another classic track that affects a twisted whimsical beat and internally references the magic mirror from Snow White. Lots of little skits on here, but they really don't detract from the play IMO. Murder Was The Case is straight West Coast Gangsta rap. Serial Killa brings in the first credited support to the album. This is a posse cut for the Tha Dogpound and a pretty straight shooter of a track. Who Am I (What's My Name) is yet another rap classic. Dre, on the boards and playing some vocal support with an infectious bass-lead bet and otherwise beautiful production. This one plays much more as an anthem than Gin and Juice, and pales in comparison. Pump Pump is one of my favorites on here. Can't help but nod along. Love the skit into beat drop followed by silk smooth flow. This album rips front to back. Great classic west coast rap goodness from Snoop at his prime. Hard not to enjoy this one. Great for any setting: sanding drywall, backyard summer BBQ, baby shower, bris... the possibilities are endless. If I could give this a 4.5 I would, but instead it will get the nudge. Added to Library? Yes Songs added to playlists: - Gin and Juice (Sunny-vibes, Driving, Skate Mix)

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Thu Jan 25 2024
5

Even the skits were relatively unobtrusive

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Sat Jan 27 2024
5

A masterpiece for the old style hip-hop, well documenting the vibe at the time.

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