Tha Blue Carpet Treatment [Clean Lyrics]

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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

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. [Tha Blue Carpet Treatment was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602517133952
  • Catalog Number: 000802402
  • Sales rank: 320,262

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intrology - George Clinton (1:59)
  2. 2 Think About It (3:37)
  3. 3 Crazy (4:26)
  4. 4 Vato - B Real (4:44)
  5. 5 That's That S*** - R. Kelly (4:17)
  6. 6 Candy (Drippin' Like Water) - Goldie Loc (4:48)
  7. 7 Get a Light - Damian "Junior Gong" Marley (3:40)
  8. 8 Gangbangn 101 - Game (4:02)
  9. 9 Boss Life - Akon (3:22)
  10. 10 Lax (3:21)
  11. 11 10 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 - Nine Inch Dick (3:32)
  16. 16 I Wanna Love You - Akon (2:58)
  17. 17 PSst! (2:59)
  18. 18 Beat Up on Yo Pads (2:57)
  19. 19 Don't Stop - War Zone (3:22)
  20. 20 Imagine - D'Angelo (4:42)
  21. 21 Conversations (3:38)
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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
Area 51 scratching
Soopafly Vocals
Chris Starr Background Vocals
Sean Cruse Bass
Lamar Edwards Bass Guitar
Traci Nelson Vocals
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Bongos
9 Inch Dix Track Performer
Dawaun Parker Keyboards
6th Sense Keyboards
AB Guest Appearance
Minister Tony Muhammad Guest Appearance
Bad Lucc Track Performer
War Zone Track Performer
Johnny "Natural" Najara Guitar
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer, Contributor, Audio Production
E-40 Contributor
Snoop Dogg Executive Producer
Jamie Foxx Producer, Contributor
R. Kelly Contributor
M. Batson Composer
George Clinton Contributor
D'Angelo Contributor
Julio G. Interlude
Niggaracci Producer
DJ Pooh Producer, Engineer
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
Roger Composer
D. Washington Composer
Stevie Wonder Producer, Contributor
Mark Batson Producer
Chris Jackson Engineer
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley Contributor
Nate Dogg Contributor
Timbaland Producer, Audio Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner Sample Clearance
Fredwreck Nassar Producer
Rick Rock Producer
Pharrell Williams Composer, Audio Production
Soopafly Producer, Contributor
A. Tyler Composer
Kurupt Contributor
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
A. Young Composer
Tim Mosley Composer
The Neptunes Producer
N. Hale Composer
N8 Producer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
Paul Bruski Engineer
Ian Mereness Engineer
LaToiya Williams Contributor
O.B. Jackson Composer
Anthony Mandler Art Direction
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri Engineer
Shon Don Engineer
Ted Chung Engineer
T. Martin Composer
Frequency Producer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Composer, Producer
Game Contributor
Mike Chav Engineer
Chris Soper Engineer
Orlando Rashid Engineer
D. Armstrong Composer
R.S. Thomas Composer
1500 Producer
AB Interlude
Shante "Boss Lady" Broadus Contributor
DJ DDT Producer
Minister Tony Muhammad Interlude
Damani Contributor
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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