If you're a Snoop fan from back in the day, you'll have different expectations from the new generation who lap up Lil' Wayne. As much as I feel Snoop has had his greatest days and seems to just keep on going I try to forget about the past and take his album for what it is now.
With that aside, it's a typical recent Snoop album that will contain songs by artists you can't believe Snoop would ever join up with (Justin Timberlake was an epic low and Soulja boy is this albums surprise), beats that are a bit too mellow and funky, generic pop songs to please the radio BUT, and it's a big but, like a ladies big butt, the songs that are good are brilliant and almost worth the album. Typically these are the songs that direct back to the era of Snoop's most gangsta tunes.
He sets out, as a business man would, to cater for the largest audiences, the newby radio generation that eat up anything with a current artist in, the fans that like Snoops funk style and some songs for the fans that are still hooked on his gangster beats (me). This album is getting 5 stars because none of the songs are terrible and a lot are actually fantastic, they just don't all satisfy my real cravings for the old Snoop but I realise those days are probably gone and I enjoy this album for those top notch songs I do like. Don't hang the mic up just yet.