Snoop Dogg
Doggystyle


4.5
superb

Review

by Bassist540 USER (11 Reviews)
June 1st, 2011 | 10 replies | 6,678 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The perfect West Coast Hip Hop record.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

In the year of 1993, Hip Hop was in the golden age. Variant artists from around the United States liberated many fresh registries. Hip Hop was in its prime during this era of music. So many moving artists that captivated what true Hip Hop and Rap was all about. Snoop Dogg was in that same area. Snoop Dogg scored an album so fresh, laid back, and nippy. That album was called Doggystyle. Snoop Dogg envisioned a genre which had the most clean, upbeat beats you could ever hallucinate. It combined Funk with a more slower, subdue tempo. The genre is G-Funk. Mostly the genre featured mesmerizing lyrics, and themes ranging from seductive, to obliterating a mob of people. Some of the rapping in this impressive genre is slurred. As in a lazy form. Although Dr. Dre is the main pioneer of the category, Snoop intensely advocated the genre in a great deal.

Most of what you'll witness to listen on this record, is well, the beats. The beats carry out an a force of emphasis to put the ritual of the funk. As speaking they have many, many eccentric hooks that you clasp onto quickly. The album starts out with the G Funk Intro. It features the Lady of Rage who undertakes a marvelous verse. This song is funky. Funky to the max. Many songs backpack different types of lyrical themes. Most of them are the typical themes of West Coast Hip Hop. Relaxation. Snoop Dogg knows how to produce that aspect. Take for instance, Gin and Juice. Basically this song talks about rolling down a car, while drinking a bottle of Gin, or partying at a boys house after servitude. Others, such as Lodi Dodi describe life on the West Coast. And what the crew enters during the time. A lot of songs have skits at the beginning. The Shiznit has a dazzling, comical act to start it off. Then you enter the psycho, hypnotic beat to enter it. Doggy Doggy World and Gin and Juice probably corner the best chorus. Ain't No Fun If the Homies Can't get none probably is the most priceless verse on the album. Done by Kurupt, he describes about having sex with a girl. Somewhat in an emotional scheme played out. It's perfectly executed. The entire album has a far ranging amount of skits. Like seriously, Doggystyle has 19 tracks, while 5 or 6 of them are quick listens/skits. That is not a bad thing either. It gives you a moment to recap on the album, and to well.. be entertained.

One thing, and one thing only that is holding back this album from being a 5, is the lyrics. They feel extreamly dry, repetitive, and bland at times. They almost feel like the Lil Wayne league. For All My Niggaz and Bitches has some quite bare words. Kurupt does this one, as in Ain't No Fun If The Homies Can't Get None. I really don't know what happened. He cracked me up on Ain't No Fun If The Homies Can't Get None. Mostly all the lyrics on For All My Niggaz were done by Kurupt. They just felt a little out of place for most of it. Honestly they weren't bad, none of it was bad, Kurupt just could've operated more complex words for the song. His verses were also mad quick. Like really. The first verse is around 10 seconds long. Really? Come on Kurupt. We all know you are much better than that.

This is the perfect album to just chill out with, or just ride in your car with it playing. West Coast Hip Hop honestly in my opinion is the most underrated form of Hip Hop. Along with Southern. Many think they don't require much to produce a wicked beat, with extreamly repetitive lyrics to drag it on. Well people, it's called different genres of Hip Hop and Rap. All of them have different lyrical themes. They all don't have to correspond to just one. Music has changed through the course of the past 17 years or so. Doggystyle will never.



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Bassist540
June 1st 2011



373 Comments


I think I did good. I'm starting to do better in my reviews in my opinion. Please excuse my first two reviews.. they fail....badddly

Bassist540
June 1st 2011



373 Comments


I agree 100%

MusicIsMyFavorite
June 1st 2011



405 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

To be honest, I think this album is way overrated. Snoop's lyrics are pretty terrible and the beats can be pretty sick at times but they still get really repetitive. The Chronic is like this album if it was a lot better imo.

Your sentences are pretty choppy and there are a lot of grammar/spelling mistakes. You should focus more on making one point and supporting it than trying to stuff a bunch of unrelated ideas into one paragraph. It's not bad though, just a little rough. Keep it up and you'll get better.

Bassist540
June 1st 2011



373 Comments


Okay Music, helped a lot man. Thanks.

MusicIsMyFavorite
June 1st 2011



405 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

No problem. I really don't mean to some off like I know everything about writing and I'm not trying to be a douche. Just trying to give some helpful tips. We're all here to talk and write about music we love and I'm just offering my two cents. Good review, looking forward to more from you

alachlahol
June 1st 2011



7423 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

choke a ho

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2011



30298 Comments



the only good album snoop dogg ever released.


Nope


Digging: L'Orange - The Orchid Days

BigHans
June 2nd 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Love this album so much

Tyrael
June 2nd 2011



20402 Comments


the only good album snoop dogg ever released.

He has released a lot of 'good' albums

Digging: Lantlos - Melting Sun

Superbus
June 2nd 2011



187 Comments


haha this used to be my shiiiiiit



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