Review Summary: One of the greatest of a long list of losses for hip-hop and r'n'b.0 of 3 thought this review was well written
RIP Nate Dogg- 1969-2011
It’s an interesting point in history for hip-hop. After a few years in which untalented, flowless, auto-tuned sellouts were able to flourish, talented meaningful flows and inspired choruses are making a comeback. Perhaps best indicated by the immanent release of the 11-years-in-the-making Detox, or the recent triumph of progressive mainstream hip-hop via Kanye West, a key hip-hop revival is on its way.
But the revival of what? The great R’n’b/Hip-Hop singer. Not like Akon. Not like Usher. Like Nate Dogg, who sadly passed away earlier this month. Having sung on such classic hip-hop tracks as ‘The Next Episode’, Nate’s position in the hall of hip-hop fame was clearly set out for him. Even if his greatest achievement, 2001’s ‘Music and Me’ continues to be overlooked.
I Got Love
The catchy, Bink! produced r’n’b number is slow and infectious. Dogg lays out his vocal ability for the world to see, alongside solidifying his already untouchable reputation. 10/10
The pace doesn’t pick up from the slow r’n’b of ‘I Got Love’ but the addition of a brass section warms the track, but does little to distract from the fact that this track is not more than a development of the previous track. 7/10
Keep It G.A.N.G.S.T.A. 7/10
I Pledge Allegiance 8/10
Your Woman Has Just Been Sighted 6/10
The Dre Produced number features a classic beat and has the chilled feel of other Dre songs, which, combined with an amazing delivery from the producer and Nate, makes the track brilliant. 10/10
Another Short Story 6/10
Concrete Streets 7/10
Real Pimp 7/10
Ditty Dum Ditty Do
The fact that this song is under the name ‘Nate Dogg’ means nothing. Snoop Dogg makes the track with this flawless flow. 10/10
Music And Me 7/10
The quality of this album outlines the fact that the death of Nathaniel Dwayne Hale was not just a tragedy in the sense that a man died age 41- it is a tragedy for music.