Snoop Dogg - The Best of Snoop Dogg

2006-03-30 09:15

Snoop Dogg is not a very nice guy, 'specially if you're a girl. He represents a violent kind of sexism that really can't be read any other way. Song titles like "Bitch Please" don't conceal clever ironies, they're meaner than the title: "Bitch please / get down on your m**herf***king knees"? Get the picture? But despite - or because of - their foulness, these songs are undeniably catchy - Snoop Dogg was The Man back then.

Though the albums that the hit songs on The Best of Snoop Dogg are taken from didn't go straight to number one or sell nearly as well, it's still very tight stuff.

He's the voice of the bad guy and it's always worth knowing your enemy, if he's entertaining, or important in the development of a musical form. And Snoop Dogg is important. Although Gangsta is a little less fashionable (or defining of the musical style at least) than it was back then, many would say that 50Cent represents a much better and more ethical incarnation of Snoop Dogg - the guy virtually invented being an ex con as a publicity move.

Although the continued message of violence, sexism and homophobia becomes exhaustingly unpleasant by the midway mark, this is not a bad album in its genre - in fact, if it were an actual album and not a best of, it would be pretty good.

But it's NOT what it says it is, proving that labels really matter sometimes. The trick would have been to cleverly name this Released, or something indicating post-Death Row label days. Because what's really here isn't the best. It's the best of what came after Death Row, and though there are 19 tracks, all of them good enough, this is definitely not everything you were warned against.

- Jean Barker


"...while there are usually a few unavoidable omissions on these types of albums, some of the joints kept on/left off here are simply inexplicable. Take your pick: Woof, Gin & Juice II, G Bedtime Stories and Loosen Control could've all been cut from this. Obvious replacements include: Hoes, Money & Clout, Ghetto Symphony, Set It Off and G'd Up, just to name a few."
- Aaron Cameron for

When Gangsta Rap was big in the early 1990s, Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Doggy Dogg, as he was known) was the pick of his litter. At that time, he was signed to Death Row records. Death Row still owns many of his hottest tracks - and they're not on this "Best of" compilation.

soso 2005/12/02 10:41 AM
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jade 2006/04/18 6:32 PM
snoop snoop snoop
byron eksteen 2006/08/27 7:29 PM
ok, wonderful it is about time people stop suporting this "music" ok it was new back in the day and ganster hip hop was a bad evolution from the street YO MTV rapps sort of hip hop when RUN DMC was up and kickn. but now the maistream hip hop are all just the same. if they not talking bout women like they are dogs they braging about the famous cars they drive. it seems to me that this album is another cliche of every other mainstream rapper out there (let alone is own). please please can this stop. and if you into hip hop then i would recomend you to try get into the underground scene at least the lyrics are real life events and emotions. qwel and marker - the harvest
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