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.
all i can say is that it is time for snoop tho hang up the mic it has come to the point where i dont buy a snoop album unless it is about 1 pound this album is to pop and the guess vocals are under-par with the like of soulja boy who aint even that good
Well Tha Big Homie is back once again!!! I just wanna say firstly that this is a good album from Snoop i give it 4 only cos i couldnt give it 3.5
Snoop as everyone knows has been in the game for a minute and has always been hampered by the fact his first album was a classic just like other artists like MJ, people cannot get over the fact that he cant do a better album than Doggystyle but this is way Doggystyle is a classic!!
Anyway this new album is a good album, and with every rapper these days u know it has the usual suspects as far as production so u got Danja, Neptunes, Tricky, so the production is good and some of the tracks are also very good especially the singles Gangsta Luv and I Wanna Rock which are 2 of the best tracks on the album along with Upside Down and Thats Tha Homie, Pimpin Aint EZ. The rest of the tracks are solid good tracks which u would expect of Snoop. On thing i found strange was the track with Lil Jon, i dunno but fr me lil jon and the stuf he does had its moment and it was a while ago so i found this track pretty random.
So the album over all is a good album and is worth getting but one thing i will say is that Snoop had a great mixtape out just before the album to biuld aniticipation for this album and to be honest the mixtape for me is probably better than the album, the mixtape was called ''I WANNA ROCK'', if u dont want the album i would def get the mixtape cos it had gangsta luv and the single i wanna rock on it which are 2 of the best tracks on the album!
Snoop Dogg returns with his tenth studio album, MALICE N WONDERLAND, keeping with the smoother, more radio-friendly R&B style as opposed to gangsta rap or even heavy hip hop for that matter. But is it any good? Well initially I didn't like it - I was hoping he'd steered away from the sound of his previous album, EGO TRIPPIN' (which, apart from the singles My Medicine and Sexual Eruption, I hated) but he has kept the lighter tone, however for a majority of the album he has gotten rid of the terrible synthesizer, auto-tune locals which ruined his last album. This album is definitely a grower though, featuring some of the best producers in the game at the moment such as Dr Dre, Timbaland, The Neptunes and The-Dream, you cannot at least admire the quality of the music if nothing else and I like how Snoop is moving along with the times and coming up with music that feels both fresh and imaginative, combining the best of both hip hop and R&B.
The first single, Gangsta Luv (feat. The-Dream) is, although very R&B, the best track on the album - a great mix of rapping and singing. There is enough hip hop on here to please his old fans, with tunes like 2 Minute Warning, I Wanna Rock and Secrets, so if you've been listening to Snoop since his Death Row days, like myself, then you will more than likely enjoy this.
I am not biggest Snoop fan but i still like the odd joint he releases...this album though isn't doin' it for me and i would go as far to say Snoop must be fallin' outta love with music as the album is WHACK! For me like MANY albums nowadays this is all fillers and no thrillers, i don't see why artist just releases singles as i would guarantee they would sell by the bucket load.
Save your money and download individual tracks instead...
My stand out tracks are: 5. Different Languages 6. Gangsta Luv 11. Pimpin' Ain't EZ 13. Special