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Thoughts on Snoop Lion?
Now that Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) is doing reggae, I wonder what your thoughts are on his new music venture? His new album is below.





It is ok if you like reggae, but I can't help but wonder what happened to the old Snoop. His first ablum, Doggystyle, was an instant classic. It you need a refresher on it, it is below.





After this album, the next rap albums he release were ok, but nothing ever again matched Doggystlye. In a way, I am happy he is at least still in the music game...however, a part of me wishes he would have gone back to the drawing board and tried to release a great rap album.

Oh, well.
06-02-2013 06:09 PM
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Well it's Snoop Dogg !!

... whether he crosses over to Reggae, Rock, Metal or even Country he will always garner attention and sell albums.

I listened to a few of his songs from his new reggae album more out of curiosity than anything and have to say he's absolutely horrible.

His Patois sounds try hard and this whole Snoop Lion thing seems more of a mid-life crisis than anything.

I think Snoop Dogg's whole identity was based around West Coast Gangsta' rap which is pretty much dead now.( Sad really)

When his whole persona is based upon a certain image which is outdated & not cool anymore it hurts and looking for another image to latch onto and revolve your life around seems like the best logical solution.
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RE: Thoughts on Snoop Lion?
I think he's had a little too much of the ganja.
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(06-02-2013 06:25 PM)LibertarianBootyHumper Wrote:  Well it's Snoop Dogg !!

... whether he crosses over to Reggae, Rock, Metal or even Country he will always garner attention and sell albums.

I listened to a few of his songs from his new reggae album more out of curiosity than anything and have to say he's absolutely horrible.

His Patois sounds try hard and this whole Snoop Lion thing seems more of a mid-life crisis than anything.

I think Snoop Dogg's whole identity was based around West Coast Gangsta' rap which is pretty much dead now.( Sad really)

When his whole persona is based upon a certain image which is outdated & not cool anymore it hurts and looking for another image to latch onto and revolve your life around seems like the best logical solution.

^I think this is the reason he was not able to make a real comback. You are right, West Coast Gansta Rap died, so his g-funk style is now outdated. Still, it is sad to see how far he has fallen. I still listen to Doggystyle every once and a while, and it is amazing. Damn shame.
06-02-2013 06:50 PM
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Snoop went from gangsta rap to more old-school influenced R&B. Now this is the next reinvention. Cats in the rap game know that as they get into their 30s and approach 40, the can't do the same thing they were doing when they first dropped. It isn't so much a particular genre has died out, but they can't be credible anymore at that age rapping about those things. If you can't go into writing/producing, if you're going to remain a performer/recording artist, you have to reinvent.

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RE: Thoughts on Snoop Lion?
Wack reggae album and he's never been that good of a rapper. There's lots of better west coats gangsta rappers but he just got lucky and blew up. More of an image than musician really.
06-02-2013 10:33 PM
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RE: Thoughts on Snoop Lion?
Just listened to a little of it.

Probably won't ever again.

If I need my reggae fix, it is going to be something like this:





Or





Or more new:





Wait, did you guys watch that video?

The Marley boys were wearing Suits in Jamaica!

Wouldn't that place be too hot for suits?

Would that really make Stephen Marley and Damian Marley Beta?

(06-02-2013 10:33 PM)houston Wrote:  Wack reggae album and he's never been that good of a rapper. There's lots of better west coats gangsta rappers but he just got lucky and blew up. More of an image than musician really.

I think his work on The Chronic and Doggystyle was amazing.

I remember hearing somewhere that The DOC ghost wrote a lot of those two albums for him. Not sure the validity of the claim.

But it is not too far fetched since I still could probably recite all his lyrics from both those albums off the top of my head and can't remember a single lyric he has dropped since then.

Quote:but he just got lucky and blew up.

He did have somewhat of a style that was very approachable, I mean, even white girls could repeat his choruses.

That is one of the reasons he blew up so heavy VS a more complicated lyricist like Nas or AZ.

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RE: Thoughts on Snoop Lion?
Is SnoopLion supposed to be short for SnoopLionCouch or something?
06-02-2013 11:49 PM
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(06-02-2013 11:25 PM)thegmanifesto Wrote:  
(06-02-2013 10:33 PM)houston Wrote:  Wack reggae album and he's never been that good of a rapper. There's lots of better west coats gangsta rappers but he just got lucky and blew up. More of an image than musician really.

I think his work on The Chronic and Doggystyle was amazing.

I remember hearing somewhere that The DOC ghost wrote a lot of those two albums for him. Not sure the validity of the claim.

But it is not too far fetched since I still could probably recite all his lyrics from both those albums off the top of my head and can't remember a single lyric he has dropped since then.

Quote:but he just got lucky and blew up.

He did have somewhat of a style that was very approachable, I mean, even white girls could repeat his choruses.

That is one of the reasons he blew up so heavy VS a more complicated lyricist like Nas or AZ.
Supposedly, he jacked Mr. 3-2's whole flow and ran with it. 3-2 and The Convicts were fucking around with Death Row back in the day. He does sound a lot like him if you listen to 3-2's old groups. I know he stole that "really doe" he always says so I wouldn't be surprised if he just took the whole package.




3-2 calls Snoop a hoe on this song lol


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06-04-2013 08:24 PM
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Quote:I remember hearing somewhere that The DOC ghost wrote a lot of those two albums for him. Not sure the validity of the claim.

Here's a good piece from Playboy about DOC...the part he played regarding his writing, and the aftermath of his accident that cost him his voice...

http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/h...he-machine

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snoop's brain probably looks like swiss cheese after the amount of weed he's burned through in the past two decades.
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(06-05-2013 01:11 AM)Timoteo Wrote:  Here's a good piece from Playboy about DOC...the part he played regarding his writing, and the aftermath of his accident that cost him his voice...

http://www.playboy.com/playground/view/h...he-machine

That was an excellent read, cheers.

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