SNOOP DOGG

Rating: NNNThis album is called Ego Trippin’ because it’s supposed to be all about him instead of guests. Somewhere along.


Rating: NNN


This album is called Ego Trippin’ because it’s supposed to be all about him instead of guests. Somewhere along the way he must have forgotten about that – there are a handful of collaborators – but the overall theme of gleeful self-indulgence remains.

By now you’ve probably seen the hilarious retro video for Sexual Eruption, but you may have thought the chorus was “sensual seduction.” Changes the song’s meaning a bit, eh? Other odd moments include Snoop singing (!) a cover of the 1982 R&B track Cool By The Time. It’s actually a fairly reverential take that works surprisingly well.

He goes off on a bunch of other tangents, from the traditional gangsta rap we expect of him to more current West Coast styles, including some hyphy-inspired beats as well as a puzzling but entertaining country-hiphop tribute to Johnny Cash. Bonus points for the absence of annoying skits.

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