R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Internet leakers caused the release of R&G Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece to be pushed up a week, but that just means the world got to bask in the excitement of Snoop's great return for seven extra days. Upon its release, the ultrahot production team the Neptunes' contribution to the killer lead single "Drop It Like It's Hot" had been duly noted, but lost in all the chatter was how inspired and on-fire Snoop sounds. Any fan keeping up with his street-level mixtape series Welcome to the Chuuch could tell you something new and fresh was brewing, and 2002's Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ was excellent, but Snoop's let his fans down before and two years off could ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Internet leakers caused the release of R&G Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece to be pushed up a week, but that just means the world got to bask in the excitement of Snoop's great return for seven extra days. Upon its release, the ultrahot production team the Neptunes' contribution to the killer lead single "Drop It Like It's Hot" had been duly noted, but lost in all the chatter was how inspired and on-fire Snoop sounds. Any fan keeping up with his street-level mixtape series Welcome to the Chuuch could tell you something new and fresh was brewing, and 2002's Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ was excellent, but Snoop's let his fans down before and two years off could mean trouble. Not to be, since Rhythm & Gangsta is right up there with his best while being riskier than anything before it. New sounds like tongue clicks, smooth jazz guitars, and a bit of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle" give Snoop a brand-new sonic palette to work with, and he's more than ready for it. The up-tempo "Signs" with Justin Timberlake !?! is glittery disco fun, but it ain't gonna keep Snoop from being himself. He's hardcore throughout the album, an album that's got plenty of street and commercial appeal and all the difficulties that comes with it. The numerous youngsters who can't stop singing "Drop It Like It's Hot" are going to freak their parents out with this one. "Can You Control Yo Hoe" is a tough stunner with an inescapable, loopy hook, but Snoop's challenge to the homies is rather disturbing. "If she won't do what you say, why aren't you slapping her?" is the song's direct message that can't be easily brushed off as metaphor, and it's the one that's gonna send mom and dad back to the record store, fuming! Recommending such an album that gets viciously misogynistic -- elsewhere too -- is difficult, but Snoop is fierce throughout Rhythm & Gangsta and putting "Masterpiece" in the title isn't hyperbole. [R&G Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498648438
  • Catalog Number: 000376402
  • Sales rank: 193,181

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Love to Give You Light (Intro) (2:38)
  2. 2 Bang Out (3:05)
  3. 3 Drop It Like It's Hot (4:26)
  4. 4 Can I Get a Flicc Witchu/Every Dogg Has His Day (Interlude) - Bootsy Collins (5:24)
  5. 5 Ups & Downs (4:07)
  6. 6 The Bidness (3:28)
  7. 7 Snoop D.O. Double G (4:01)
  8. 8 Let's Get Blown (4:40)
  9. 9 Step Yo Game Up - Trina (4:23)
  10. 10 Perfect (5:50)
  11. 11 Wballz (Interlude) (0:21)
  12. 12 Fresh Pair of Panties On (2:38)
  13. 13 Promise I/Say What Again (Interlude) (3:18)
  14. 14 Oh No - 50 Cent (4:09)
  15. 15 Can U Control Yo H** (3:08)
  16. 16 Signs - Justin Timberlake (3:56)
  17. 17 I'm Threw Witchu (4:20)
  18. 18 Pass It Pass It (4:23)
  19. 19 Girl Like U - Nelly (4:35)
  20. 20 No Thang on Me - Bootsy Collins (4:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Snoop Dogg Primary Artist
DJ Pooh Vocals
Treasure Vocals
J.A. Black Vocals
Ricky Harris Vocals
Craig Love Guitar
Pharrell Williams Vocals
Soopafly Vocals
Daz Vocals
Anthony Donelson Guitar
Ron Browz Keyboards
Shon Don Vocals
Kamasi Washington Horn Section
Quaze Percussion, Conga, Background Vocals
Keyshia Cole Vocals
Mike Chav Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Arrington Composer
Snoop Dogg Composer, Vocal Arrangements
B. Collins Composer
L. Jane Givens Composer
Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor Composer
M. Jones Composer
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
R. Simmons Composer
K. Walker Composer
Cam Wilson Composer
J.A. Black Composer
Priest Brooks Composer
Steve Baughman Engineer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Producer
L.T. Hutton Composer, Producer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Pharrell Williams Composer
Soopafly Producer, Horn Arrangements
The Alchemist Producer
Sean Cooper Sound Design
Chad Hugo Composer
J.K. Simmons Composer
J-Bone Promoter
Anthony Mandler Art Direction
James Todd Smith Composer
Ron Browz Producer
Shon Don Engineer
Bruce Buechner Engineer
J.C. Lopez Composer
T. Martin Composer
Nate Oberman Engineer, Studio Manager
Mister Porter Producer
Mike Chav Engineer
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