Doggystyle [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Snoop Dogg's debut, Doggystyle, doesn't seem like a debut, it's because in many ways it's not. Snoop had already debuted as a featured rapper on Dr. Dre's 1992 album, The Chronic, rapping on half of the 16 tracks, including all the hit singles, so it wasn't like he was an unknown force when Doggystyle was released in late 1993. If anything, he was the biggest star in hip-hop, with legions of fans anxiously awaiting new material, and they were the ones who snapped up the album, making it the first debut album to enter the Billboard charts at number one. It wasn't like they were buying an unknown quantity. They knew that the album would essentially be the de ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If Snoop Dogg's debut, Doggystyle, doesn't seem like a debut, it's because in many ways it's not. Snoop had already debuted as a featured rapper on Dr. Dre's 1992 album, The Chronic, rapping on half of the 16 tracks, including all the hit singles, so it wasn't like he was an unknown force when Doggystyle was released in late 1993. If anything, he was the biggest star in hip-hop, with legions of fans anxiously awaiting new material, and they were the ones who snapped up the album, making it the first debut album to enter the Billboard charts at number one. It wasn't like they were buying an unknown quantity. They knew that the album would essentially be the de facto sequel to The Chronic, providing another round of P-Funk-inspired grooves and languid gangsta and ganja tales, just like Dre's album. Which is exactly what Doggystyle is -- a continuation of The Chronic, with the same production, same aesthetic and themes, and same reliance on guest rappers. The miracle is, it's as good as that record. There are two keys to its success, one belonging to Dre, the other to Snoop. Dre realized that it wasn't time to push the limits of G-funk, and instead decided to deepen it musically, creating easy-rolling productions that have more layers than they appear. They're laid-back funky, continuing to resonate after many listens, but their greatest strength is that they never overshadow the laconic drawl of Snoop, who confirms that he's one of hip-hop's greatest vocal stylists with this record. Other gangsta rappers were all about aggression and anger -- even Dre, as a rapper, is as blunt as a thug -- but Snoop takes his time, playing with the flow of his words, giving his rhymes a nearly melodic eloquence. Compare his delivery to many guest rappers here: Nate Dogg, Kurupt, and Dat Nigga Daz are all good rappers, but they're good in a conventional sense, where Snoop is something special, with unpredictable turns of phrase, evocative imagery, and a distinctive, addictive flow. If Doggystyle doesn't surprise or offer anything that wasn't already on The Chronic, it nevertheless is the best showcase for Snoop's prodigious talents, not just because he's given the room to run wild, but because he knows what to do with that freedom and Dre presents it all with imagination and a narrative thrust. If it doesn't have the shock of the new, the way that The Chronic did, so be it: Over the years, the pervasive influence of that record and its countless ripoffs has dulled its innovations, so it doesn't have the shock of the new either. Now, Doggystyle and The Chronic stand proudly together as the twin pinnacles of West Coast G-funk hip-hop of the early '90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2001
  • Label: Death Row Koch
  • UPC: 728706300223
  • Catalog Number: 63002
  • Sales rank: 14,494

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bathtub (1:50)
  2. 2 G Funk (Intro) (2:24)
  3. 3 Gin And Juice - Dat Nigga Daz (3:31)
  4. 4 Tha Shiznit (4:40)
  5. 5 Lodi Dodi - Nanci Fletcher (5:01)
  6. 6 Murder Was the Case - Dat Nigga Daz (3:38)
  7. 7 Serial Killa - Tha Dogg Pound (3:32)
  8. 8 Who Am I (What's My Name)? (4:06)
  9. 9 For All My Niggaz & Bitches - Tha Dogg Pound (4:43)
  10. 10 Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None) - Kurupt (4:06)
  11. 11 Doggy Dogg World - Tha Dogg Pound (5:38)
  12. 12 Gz And Hustlas - Nanci Fletcher (4:35)
  13. 13 Pump Pump - Lil Malik (7:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Snoop Dogg Primary Artist, Vocals
The Dramatics Track Performer
Warren G Track Performer
The Lady of Rage Track Performer
Dat Nigga Daz Vocals, Track Performer
Nanci Fletcher Vocals, Background Vocals
Tha Dogg Pound Track Performer
Nate Dogg Track Performer
Kurupt Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Composer, Producer
Richard "Dimples" Fields Composer
Snoop Dogg Composer
Warren G Composer
Larry Blackmon Composer
Bootsy Collins Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
George Clinton Composer
Douglas Davis Composer
Richard Finch Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Garry Shider Composer
David Spradley Composer
Ricky Walters Composer
Dat Nigga Daz Composer
Nate Dogg Composer
Chris "The Glove" Taylor Songwriter, Producer
Suge Knight Executive Producer
Andre Young Composer
Kimberly Holt Artwork
Kurupt Composer
Calvin Broadus Composer
Delmar "Daz" Arnaud Composer
Hachidai Nakamura Composer
Rokusuke Ei Composer
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  • Posted November 26, 2010

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    this music is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this music is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Over Ten Years Later and I Still Love It

    THIS IS THE BEST CD EVER!!!!!!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. I STILL ENJOY IT YEAR AFTER YEAR.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I agree with everyone!!!

    With this Cd, Snoop made his "solo" mark. In my opinion, this is the BEST CD that he put out. WHY? Because it was mellow. What I mean is, when he rapped here it was something that you could relate to and sing along. Even though today you can sing along with most of what is being put out, it is just not the same. There are songs out there that make you wonder what they are saying, muchless what they were thinking when they recorded it. Doggystyle was just the right blend of rap and music blended together, along with talent that only Snoop could have pulled off. It is a classic... especially for those of us who were very active in the club scene when it came out. It will be one CD that will be cherished forever for it brings all of the good (and some bad) times back. We had a blast back then, and this CD just helped make it memoriable. I really hope that the younger generations have a relic that passes in their life, like we did. Thanks Snoop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shjaunny baby

    THIS IS DEFINATELY ONE OF SNOOP,S BEST ALBUMS.STRAIGHT CLASSIC. BUT IF ANY OF YALL SNOOP FANS KNOW HOW I COULD GET AN ORIGINAL COPY WITH THE SONG "G'S UP, HO'S DOWN, WITH THE ISSAC HAYES TRACK. PLEASE E MAIL ME AT ELVINDUNTIN@AOL.COM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cant Beat This DPG Down!!!!

    In my perspenctive Snoop Dogg is this best westcoast rapper ever. For his first ever cd or any cd snoop has made a name for him self for damn sure. No cd will ever compare to doggystyle unless it is another death row, Dr. Dre, Snoop, or Tupac beat. Doggystyle along with Dr. Dre's the chronic set the standards for westcoast Gangsta rap. i have to also give credit to Dr. dre because if it wasnt for him snoop would not probably be as big as he is today. So next time you hear that Snoop or Dre are coming out with a new cd you best to get your @$$ to the store and get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    doggystyle album

    GREATEST RAP ALBUM EVER MADE. BUY THIS CD AND BE MY GUEST.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hip-Hop Classic

    Anybody who knows hip-hop, knows that ''Doggystyle'' was at the time, the most anticipated album back in the day. When Snoop debuted with Dr. Dre, he blew up the scene and changed the face of ''west coast'' rap. This album is a classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pure genious

    this is 1 of the best rap albums of the decade. every song is good one of the few albums u can listen to all the way through and never get tired of.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Worlds Greatest

    HOW AMAZING IS THIS ALBUM?! This is greatest album EVER released! Track after track of Hip-Hop genius. How do you describe this album ?! All i've got to say is DOGGYSTYLE ALL THE WHILE WE DO IT DOGGYSTYLE!!!

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