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Tha Doggfather [Parental Advisory]
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Album: Tha Doggfather
# Song Title   Time
1)    Intro
2)    Doggfather
3)    Ride 4 Me
4)    Up Jump Tha Boogie
5)    Freestyle Conversation
6)    When I Grow Up
7)    Snoop Bounce
8)    Gold Rush
9)    (Tear'em Off) Me And My Doggz
10)    You Thought
11)    Vapors
12)    Groupie
13)    2001
14)    Sixx Minutes
15)    (O.J.) Wake Up
16)    Snoop's Upside Ya Head
17)    Blueberry
18)    Traffic Jam
19)    Doggyland
20)    Downtown Assassins
21)    Outro
 

Album: Tha Doggfather
# Song Title   Time
1)    Intro
2)    Doggfather
3)    Ride 4 Me
4)    Up Jump Tha Boogie
5)    Freestyle Conversation
6)    When I Grow Up
7)    Snoop Bounce
8)    Gold Rush
9)    (Tear'em Off) Me And My Doggz
10)    You Thought
11)    Vapors
12)    Groupie
13)    2001
14)    Sixx Minutes
15)    (O.J.) Wake Up
16)    Snoop's Upside Ya Head
17)    Blueberry
18)    Traffic Jam
19)    Doggyland
20)    Downtown Assassins
21)    Outro
 
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Performer Notes
  • This is an enhanced audio CD chich contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files including the video for "Tha Doggfather."
  • Personnel: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt The Kingpin, Too Short, Warren G, Technique, Tray Dee, L.B.C. Crew (rap vocals); Teena Marie, Charlie Wilson, Nate Dogg (vocals); Darrell Crooks, Raphael Saadiq (guitar); Priest "Soopafly" Brooks (keyboards).
  • Producers include: Snoop Doggy Dogg, DJ Pooh, Dat Nigga Daz, LT, Priest "Soopafly" Brooks, Sam Sneed, Arkim, Flair.
  • Engineers include: Dave Arron, Rick Freeman.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • This is an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
  • Personnel includes: Snoop Doggy Dog, Kurupt Tha Kingpin, L.B.C. Crew, Too Short, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Bad Ass, Threat, Tray Dee, Dat Nigga Daz (rap vocals); Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie (vocals); Raphael Saadiq, Darrell Crooks (guitar); Priest "Soopafly Brooks (keyboards, background vocals).
  • Producers include: Dat Nigga Daz, DJ Pooh, Priest "Soopafly" Brooks, L.T. Hutton, Snoop Doggy Dog.
  • Principally recorded at Digital Shack Studios, Sherman Oaks, California.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • Although he still sips gin & juice, Snoop Doggy Dogg shows a more conservative style in his lyrics on this follow-up to the popular and controversial DOGGYSTYLE. He has a lot more positivity to express, and a lot less to say about G's and ho's. Otherwise it's the same ol' Snoop, representing the same G-funk that made him the West Coast's most popular rapper, even though his original producer, Dr. Dre, is nowhere to be seen. Once again, he pays tribute to old-school hip-hop, this time with a remake of Biz Markie's "Vapors."
  • THA DOGGFATHER comes at a time when it is most needed. After Tupac Shakur's death and Dr. Dre's departure from Death Row Records, hip-hop's most successful label has been left with one man to carry on its legacy, and that man is THA DOGGFATHER. With one of the most distinct flows in rap, he returns to the forefront of hip-hop to quiet all the rumors that Death Row is a falling empire.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.90) - "...Even without Dr. Dre behind the board, Snoop and his studio team concoct an intoxicating blend of old-school funk and gangsta cool..." - Rating: B+

Muzik (1/97, p.118) - 3 out of 5 - "...a more angular, spiky, old school-influenced vehicle for the Dogg Father to strut his matter-of-fact rhymes over....you [are taken in] by the strength of the rhyming..."

Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #49 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's `Albums Of The Year.'
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