Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
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Snoop Dogg is indisputably one of Hip-Hop’s greatest talents. Unfortunately its been more than a decade since the heady days when Death Row ruled the West Coast, and in that time Snoop has also proved himself to be one of Hip-Hop’s most notorious underachievers. The dazzling improvisational brilliance that Snoop displayed on his Death Row releases has never disappeared entirely, but it's appeared only in brief flashes on a string of albums undone by lazy production and bloated run times. But on The Blue Carpet Treatment Snoop seems reinvigorated in the wake of the massively successful Rhythm & Gangsta. If Rhythm & Gangsta bought crossover success with it’s laidback sound and commercial sheen, then The Blue Carpet Treatment is Snoop’s chance to show fans that he is still capable of crafting a West Coast classic without making embarrassing concessions to the pop market. The opening swagger of “Think About It” sees Snoop spitting tongue-twisting non-sequitors with a verve and charisma that he hasn’t displayed since Doggystyle. The production here is almost universally strong, with producers like West Coast veteran DJ Pooh and relative newcomer Frequency crafting beats that nod towards Snoop’s G-Funk steeped heyday without sounding antiquated or derivative. The Blue Carpet Treatment is the Snoop Dogg album that West Coast heads have been anticipating for years. Its been a long wait, but well worth it.
Overall Rating: Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
E = Excellent VG = Very Good G = Good OK = Okay NG = Not Good B = Bad M = Mediocre 1. **** - VG Intro - Interesting... 2. *** - G Beat VG Lyrics 3. **** - G Beat G Lyrics 4. ***** - E Beat VG Lyrics - Very Well Put Together 5. ** - NG Beat NG Lyrics - Ouch... 6. ***** - E Beat E Lyrics 7. ** - B Beat NG Lyrics 8. ** - M Beat G Lyrics - Good Explaining Of Gangbanging 9. *** - G Beat OK Lyrics 10. * - M Beat B Lyrics - Waste Of Space... 11. ** - B Beat G Lyrics 12. *** - G Beat G Lyrics 13. * - B Beat B Lyrics 14. **** - VG Beat VG Lyrics 15. *** - OK Beat OK Lyrics - I've Heard So Many Songs Like This... 16. ***** - E Beat VG Lyrics - We Know THis One... 17. *** - G Beat G Lyrics 18. * - M Beat M Lyrics - Gross Lyrics & Repetative Beat 19. ** - NG Beat NG Lyrics 20. **** - VG Beat G Lyrics - Wow 21. **** - VG Beat G Lyrics Recommendations 1. Vato 2. I Wanna Love You (Also Available On Konvikted By Akon 3. Candy 4. Like This 5. Imagine Overall This Album Is A Sophomore Effort. Snoop Has Had Better. Those Reco's Were Probably The Only Good Songs.
raw and very aggressive
The rebirth of West Coast hip hop is complete with the release of Snoop's "Blue Carpet Treatment". The sound and attitude is undeniably Snoop. It is raw and very aggressive. This is an older Snoop. Yet he still sounds fresh and hungry. "Crazy" to "Vato" to "That's That". Those three songs alone are worth buying the whole album. Enjoy.
Get 'em Snoop!
This Cd is banging. I just dont know how this guy maintains the same elements in all his albums but makes it all sound sound fresh and new. Snoop did not let anyone down with this album. The songs are what you expect from snoop plus so much more.
Born: October 20, 1972 in Long Beach, CA
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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