7 Days Of Funk
7 Days Of Funk


3.5
great

Review

by Robbie Byrne USER (19 Reviews)
January 11th, 2014 | 16 replies


Release Date: 12/10/2013 | Tracklist


Many things don’t go well together; alcohol and I being one, but for Snoop Dogg it was Reggae. While his Rastafarian reincarnation enabled him to smoke eighty blunts a day and lengthen his dreadlocks, his last effort under the alias of Snoop Lion, was, well, a midlife crises for everyone to see. But every now and then a magical combination arises, one that makes you wonder why it hasn’t happen before. For Snoop Dogg (now Snoopzilla), teaming up with longtime friend and funk disciple Dâm Funk seems like the musical equivalent of strawberries and cream.

From the outset, it appears that the collaboration has paid dividends, ‘Hit the Pavement’ evokes outlandish eighties g-funk with a host of velvety synthesizers and programmed drumbeats, forming a comfortable backdrop to Snoopzilla’s smooth rapping style. While Jamaica almost ruined the Snoop Dogg we all know, his time there appears to have had the added perk of transforming the Dogg into a sagacious philosopher. Topics of reflection include domestic economy, grammar and truth, ‘If you don’t work you don’t eat/ battin my eyes while crossin my T’s/ … Act like you know/ Know not, better know better.’ Plato, he aint. Thankfully, Snoop’s preaching doesn’t survive into the sophomore track; ‘Let it Go’ eases the vibe thanks to a Prince-esque woozy bassline and Snoop Dogg’s trademark croon, exposing the former pimp as something of a tender soul. Docile tones continue in ‘Faden Away’, where a reverberated keytar riff permeates through a laid back chorus in which Snoopzilla sobs, ‘I cant live another day.’ Despite the sobriety, there is something oddly amusing about how Snoop, a married father and millionaire parodies his new alter ego; ‘Ride’ and ‘Do my Thang’ form a hilariously bizarre homage to his shady past, envisaging a Snoopzilla who pedals and abuses soft drugs, while having a funky good time.

Ostensibly, it seems that little on 7 Days of Funk works as either straightforward R&B or gansta- funk. Though for every triviality that fails, there is something that succeeds in its own peculiar way. A recent interview with Snoop Dogg revealed that writing with Dâm Funk ‘brought his knack back’ for song craft, thankfully it is a knack that has delivered one the most funky and chilled out EP’s in recent memory, a record that begs you not to give a Dâm out the pressures of life; Snoop doesn’t, so why should you?



Best Tracks:
Hit Da Pavement
Ride
Faden Away
Let it Go



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RHCP1999
January 11th 2014


53 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Cheers man!

breakingthefragile
January 11th 2014


2966 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Very glad this got a review. This is the best release Snoop has been involved in for a long while, and it deserves it. Have a pos!

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Phlegm
January 11th 2014


5563 Comments


album is really really good

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RHCP1999
January 12th 2014


53 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks guys.... I'm still listening to it here, its really an awesome little EP

Muisc4Life26
January 12th 2014


2941 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hit Da Pavement rules hard..

Phlegm
January 27th 2014


5563 Comments


avg is horrib

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 12th 2014


4956 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

surprised i missed this. this is excellent

kingsoby1
Emeritus
February 12th 2014


4956 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dam funk is so ridiculously good savior of music

GrandpaSeth3000
April 9th 2014


368 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Wow this average needs to change!

- gs3k

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Phlegm
April 12th 2014


5563 Comments


g(randpa)-funk

Phlegm
May 29th 2014


5563 Comments


you are now ordered to do yo' thang

Phlegm
June 3rd 2014


5563 Comments


man this is the catchiest record EVER

oltnabrick
June 4th 2014


31556 Comments


my mind wont let go

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Phlegm
July 3rd 2014


5563 Comments


we should ride outttttt

Phlegm
July 22nd 2014


5563 Comments


i dont understand the average for this, such a good album

oltnabrick
July 22nd 2014


31556 Comments


4 this or barefoot on legos :]



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