Malice N Wonderland

Malice N Wonderland

by Snoop Dogg
     
 
On his tenth album (and first as the chairman of Priority Records), Snoop Dogg continues to prove he's not a relic of the G-funk era, proving that while the music may change, good flow never goes out of style. Right out of the gate, Snoop drops a song for the West Coast Jerkin' set with "I Wanna Rock" before switching gears back to classic Snoop with the

Overview

On his tenth album (and first as the chairman of Priority Records), Snoop Dogg continues to prove he's not a relic of the G-funk era, proving that while the music may change, good flow never goes out of style. Right out of the gate, Snoop drops a song for the West Coast Jerkin' set with "I Wanna Rock" before switching gears back to classic Snoop with the Dre-inspired "2 Minute Warning," where the rapper lets everyone know he's still the same Snoop Dogg after all these years as he proclaims, "Ponytail still swingin', hair still braided/Laker to a Clipper I won't be faded." With production by Lil Jon, Timbaland, Danjahandz, Battlecat, and the Neptunes (just to name a handful), it's no wonder the album sounds like not only a retrospective of every stage of his career, but of the trends in rap music as a whole. With the album touching on his G-funk beginnings with "Secrets," crunk on the Lil Jon-produced "1800," the Dirty South on the Soulja Boy collaboration "Pronto," and his time on the Neptunes-fronted Star Trak on "Special" (featuring guest spots by Pharrell and Brandy), Snoop Dogg is able to prove simultaneously that he's still relevant while showing off his veteran status. With all the big production on the album, it comes as a bit of a surprise that Snoop shines the brightest on the sparse "Upside Down" (produced by longtime Snoop collaborator Terrance Martin). Sounding like a throwback to "Drop It Like It's Hot," the simple arrangement allows Snoop's easy flow to sit front and center, showing off the effortless style that's kept him in the rap game for nearly half of his life. Malice N Wonderland might not go into the books as a perennial classic like Doggystyle, but like R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece and Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$$ before it, the album serves as a reminder of the flexibility and resilience that have allowed Snoop Dogg to remain an enduring figure in hip-hop.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
Label:
Priority Records
UPC:
5099930894228
catalogNumber:
08942

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snoop Dogg   Primary Artist
Andrew Gouche   Bass
Trevor Lawrence   Percussion
Marlon Williams   Guitar
Kevin Randolph   Keyboards
Rona Mercado   Background Vocals
Dee Dimes   Background Vocals
Bokie   Vocals
Eric Eylands   Background Vocals
Mansur Zafr   Keyboards
Terrace Martin   Accordion,Keyboards,Saxophone
T'yana Shani Stewart   Background Vocals
Dustin Hess   Bass Guitar
Cha'nelle Lewis   Background Vocals
Bryce Doherty   Background Vocals
Holli Joyce Ivory   Background Vocals
Misty Anderson   Background Vocals
Shante "Boss Lady" Broadus   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lionel Richie   Composer
Snoop Dogg   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
R. Kelly   Composer
Ronald LaPread   Composer
Jason Martin   Producer
Teddy Riley   Producer
Mike Skill   Composer
Pat Thrall   Engineer
P. Williams   Composer
Chris Jackson   Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Lil Jon   Producer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Engineer
Neptunes   Producer
Battlecat   Producer
C. Stewart   Composer
Dominick Lamb   Composer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Ian Mereness   Engineer
Nottz   Producer
Mark Vinten   Engineer
Shon Don   Engineer
Ted Chung   Engineer,Management
Mister Cartoon   Cover Art
Caliph Gamble   Engineer
The-Dream   Producer
Danja   Producer
Scoop DeVille   Producer
Andrew Wuepper   Engineer
Justin Keitt   Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
B Don   Producer
DeAndre Way   Composer
Robert Ginyard   Composer
C. "Tricky" Stewart   Producer
Frank Vasquez   Engineer
J. Sullivan   Composer
T. Martin   Composer
E. Molina   Composer
A. Edwards   Composer
K. Gilliam   Composer
J. Martin   Composer
B. Matthews   Composer
T. Riley   Composer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas   Engineer
Terrace Martin   Arranger,Producer
Ethan Sugar   Engineer
Erik "Mr. E." Ramos   Engineer
E. Asghedom   Composer
Dj Ez Dick   Interlude
Constance Schwartz   Marketing
Brent Smith   Booking
K. Randolph   Composer
Kelly Sheehan   Engineer
Lucky Alvarez   Layout
Marcus Rutledge   Engineer
P. Solley   Composer
Sam Kalandijan   Engineer
Super Ced   Producer,drum programming
Walter Palamarchuk   Composer
Marcella Araica   Composer
Terius Nash   Composer

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