Tha Blue Carpet Treatment [Explicit Lyrics]

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Despite his affection for blunt smoke, bejeweled pimp sidekicks, and girls gone wild, Snoop Dogg has matured somewhat since he Crip-walked onto the rap scene with 1993's irrepressible Doggystyle. His gangsta rap beginnings have yielded to pop-rap material, such as 2004's R&B-laced R&G Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece, but on Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Snoop's creative pendulum swings back toward his grittier, G-funk roots. The Doggfather's bark is as ferocious as ever as he reps for the West Coast with crushing tracks like "L.A. Zoo" and "Gang Banging 101," featuring the Game. On his latest opus, however, Snoop doesn't just regain street cred and lambaste sucker MCs -- he also displays a more ...
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Despite his affection for blunt smoke, bejeweled pimp sidekicks, and girls gone wild, Snoop Dogg has matured somewhat since he Crip-walked onto the rap scene with 1993's irrepressible Doggystyle. His gangsta rap beginnings have yielded to pop-rap material, such as 2004's R&B-laced R&G Rhythm & Gangsta: The Masterpiece, but on Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Snoop's creative pendulum swings back toward his grittier, G-funk roots. The Doggfather's bark is as ferocious as ever as he reps for the West Coast with crushing tracks like "L.A. Zoo" and "Gang Banging 101," featuring the Game. On his latest opus, however, Snoop doesn't just regain street cred and lambaste sucker MCs -- he also displays a more introspective side. "Vato" serves as a call for peace between black and Hispanic gangbangers, while the solemn "Imagine" finds Snoop, along with Dr. Dre and reclusive neo-soulster D'Angelo, pondering how different the world would be without hip-hop. Despite his return to more aggressive rhymes, Snoop doesn't leave his commercial fan base hanging. Both "Which One of You" and "Like This" follow R&G's successful singsong formula, but it's the entrancing R. Kelly collabo, "That's That Sh*t," that makes Tha Blue Carpet Treatment a Holly-hood party everyone will want to attend. Anslem Samuel
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
You can look at the hard-hitting Tha Blue Carpet Treatment as a reaction to the crossover-minded R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, an album that featured Justin Timberlake and the mega-single "Drop It Like It's Hot." Since that polished -- some would say "watered-down" -- effort put him over the top (again), Snoop was seen shilling for Chrysler and Orbit gum when he used to rep Girls Gone Wild: Doggy Style videos and that green sticky-icky you can only get on the West Coast. The time to buy street cred would be now, right? Well, Snoop's been doing some amazing things under most folks' radar, and this album is the natural outcome. While the title is a little poke at the Crip/Blood, blue
ed dichotomy, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment feels like the G-funk soundtrack to Snoop's 2005 West Coast peace summit and all the positive hood moves he's made since then, like squashing all West Coast beefs and throwing some love to Cali's often-ignored Latin hip-hop community with his intentionally leaked "My Peoples" freestyle. It's the latter relationship that's responsible for the excellent "Vato," and while special guest B Real might be way bigger than 2Mex or most of the other names mentioned in "My Peoples," the Cypress Hill sideman needs Snoop in 2006 much more than vice versa. Polished efforts like the pimping "That's That S***" with R. Kelly and the strip club anthem "I Wanna F*** You" with Akon fall between Doggystyle-d gangsta throwbacks like the slinky "Crazy" with Nate Dogg and "Candy (Drippin' Like Water)," which features E-40 and Tha Dogg Pound next to lesser-known vets Goldie Loc and MC Eiht. Juggling "Candy"'s guests would be hard enough for lesser Gs, but it's a testament to Snoop that he can, and more so that he manages a full album that touches upon just about every ghetto flavor. Banger after banger, produced by everyone from Timbaland to the Neptunes, leads to a couple numbers that almost throw the album off-track: "Psst!," where Jamie Foxx woefully pretends he's Prince, and the pee-wee football anthem "Beat Up on Yo Pads," which is just out of place. Then there's the dream number "Imagine," a duet between Dr. Dre and Snoop that ponders a hood life not blessed with hip-hop, a life where the two would have never gotten "out from under." As the album exits on the positive "Conversations" with Stevie Wonder, memories of Rhythm & Gangsta's grandest moments return, and it becomes obvious Tha Blue Carpet Treatment isn't so much a reaction to that album as it is a house party celebrating Snoop's whole career. With heaping helpings of G-funk and Left Coast attitude, there's no reason any West Coast-loving hip-hopper should miss this party.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602517133921
  • Catalog Number: 000802302
  • Sales rank: 32,290

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intrology - George Clinton (1:59)
  2. 2 Think About It (3:37)
  3. 3 Crazy - Nate Dogg (4:26)
  4. 4 Vato - B Real (4:44)
  5. 5 That's That S*** (4:17)
  6. 6 Candy (Drippin' Like Water) - Kurupt (4:48)
  7. 7 Get a Light - Damian "Junior Gong" Marley (3:41)
  8. 8 Gangbangn 101 (4:02)
  9. 9 Boss' Life (3:22)
  10. 10 Lax (3:21)
  11. 11 Lil' Crips (3:15)
  12. 12 Round Here (3:42)
  13. 13 A B**** I Knew (4:32)
  14. 14 Like This - Damani (3:56)
  15. 15 Which One of You - 9 Inch Dix (3:32)
  16. 16 I Wanna F*** You (2:58)
  17. 17 PSst! - Jamie Foxx (2:59)
  18. 18 Beat Up on Yo Pads (2:57)
  19. 19 Don't Stop - War Zone (3:22)
  20. 20 Imagine (4:42)
  21. 21 Conversations - Stevie Wonder (3:38)
  22. 22 [Untitled]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Snoop Dogg Primary Artist
Julio G. Guest Appearance
Barbara Wilson Vocals
Mark Batson Keyboards
Raul Midón Guitar, Mouth Trumpet
Marlon Williams Guitar
Soopafly Vocals
Chris Starr Background Vocals
Sean Cruse Bass
Lamar Edwards Bass Guitar
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Bongos
9 Inch Dix Track Performer
Dawaun Parker Keyboards
Technical Credits
Jamie Foxx Producer
M. Batson Composer
Julio G. Interlude
DJ Pooh Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
Roger Composer
D. Washington Composer
Stevie Wonder Producer
Mark Batson Producer
Nate Dogg Contributor
Timbaland Producer
Mauricio Iragorri Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Pharrell Williams Composer
Soopafly Producer
A. Tyler Composer
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
A. Young Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
N. Hale Composer
Paul Bruski Engineer
Ian Mereness Engineer
O.B. Jackson Composer
Anthony Mandler Art Direction
Shon Don Engineer
Ted Chung Engineer, Marketing
T. Martin Composer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Producer, Engineer
Mike Chav Engineer
Chris Soper Engineer
Orlando Rashid Engineer
D. Armstrong Composer
"Fredwreck" Farid Nassar Producer
R.S. Thomas Composer
DJ DDT Producer
Shante "Boss Lady" Broadus Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Round and Round!

    I am waiting for new ideas! Tha Dogg is frozen! Some Songs are good but its tha same as every snoop cd in the last years! Wheres tha Doggystyle??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    what you smokin'?

    Snoop dogg's style of rapping in this particular album is EXACTLY what people have been wanting to hear in a long time.He's bringing back the way he used to rap which is what people have been yearning for!What you talkin' bout goin' round and round?The main point is he's takin' us back to the good ol' days when he put the G in gangsta rap. Post me somethin and i'll hit you back beeyatch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THA DOGG FATHER IS BACK.

    THE ALBUM IS JUST PURELY ON POINT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

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