13 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming fast on the heels of Dr. Dre’s seminal solo debut, Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle plays like the sonic equivalent of the night of partying that must inevitably follow The Chronic’s long lazy afternoon of Crenshaw cruising. The Chronic ended on a slightly dark note, with the low-rolling menace and unbelievably casual misogyny of “Bitches Ain’t Shit”, and Snoop Dogg’s debut is shot through with that track’s debauched undercurrent. Though tracks like the unforgettable “Gin & Juice” and “Doggy Dogg World” provide moments of gleeful levity to rival the sun saturated joy of “Nuthin’ But A G’ Thang”, Doggystyle often sounds weary and dopesick where The Chronic was celebratory. Case in point is the epic “Murder Was The Case” which features an uncharacteristically baroque production from Dr. Dre and a relentlessly ferocious rap from Snoop, that finds the normally laid back MC mimicking Scarface’s cold-blooded delivery. Doggystyle’s occasionally gloom-laden atmosphere makes it at least as compelling as The Chronic, and helps to distinguish it from the glut of malt-liquor soaked West Coast party rap that began to appear on the charts in the wake of Death Row’s unexpected commercial ascendance.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming fast on the heels of Dr. Dre’s seminal solo debut, Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle plays like the sonic equivalent of the night of partying that must inevitably follow The Chronic’s long lazy afternoon of Crenshaw cruising. The Chronic ended on a slightly dark note, with the low-rolling menace and unbelievably casual misogyny of “Bitches Ain’t Shit”, and Snoop Dogg’s debut is shot through with that track’s debauched undercurrent. Though tracks like the unforgettable “Gin & Juice” and “Doggy Dogg World” provide moments of gleeful levity to rival the sun saturated joy of “Nuthin’ But A G’ Thang”, Doggystyle often sounds weary and dopesick where The Chronic was celebratory. Case in point is the epic “Murder Was The Case” which features an uncharacteristically baroque production from Dr. Dre and a relentlessly ferocious rap from Snoop, that finds the normally laid back MC mimicking Scarface’s cold-blooded delivery. Doggystyle’s occasionally gloom-laden atmosphere makes it at least as compelling as The Chronic, and helps to distinguish it from the glut of malt-liquor soaked West Coast party rap that began to appear on the charts in the wake of Death Row’s unexpected commercial ascendance.

Clean Lyrics
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

joe_ridin_on_DUB's ,

snoop dogg

it's all about dat gin and juice

composer7 ,

This is when Snoop use to take time and write!

This is when Snoop use to write he's rap instead of freestyle his records. "Drop it like it's hot" is a hot track, but it's a freestyle rap.

M.D. big man ,

cool

it is a great album

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