Snoop Dogg – “Doggystyle” review

After appearing all over Dr. Dre’s classic solo debut The Chronic a year prior, Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg (then known as Snoop Doggy Dogg) & his mentor Dre get back together to produce another West Coast essential. Dre’s production is as funky as ever & Snoop gives us THE hungriest bars of his career with his charismatic flow. Like on the party anthem Gin & Juice, the G’d up cover of Slick Rick’s La Di Da Di, the purely evil Murder Was the Case, the introductory Who Am I? (What’s My Name?) & the hilariously/unapologetically misogynistic It Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None) just to name a few tracks. A lot of people understandably knocked on this album at the time due to it’s content but that’s what makes it one of the most influential hip hop albums ever made. It’s consistently straight forward & unapologetic gangsta shit from start to finish. Snoop would release dope albums later on in his career such as Tha Blue Carpet Treatment or more recently BUSH, but he never has & never will release an album near the caliber of Doggystyle

Score: 5/5

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Author: legendswillneverdie

Just a 20 year old guy who passionately loves hip hop culture & music as a whole

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