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