Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Snoop Doggy Dogg|
Death Row: The Lost Sessions, Vol. 1
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
"The Lost Sessions Vol. 1" captures the early Death Row days of Grammy-nominated artist Snoop Doggy Dog when he was first developing his signature drawled, laconic, rhyming. Among the hundreds of masters buried deep in the... more »
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"The Lost Sessions Vol. 1" captures the early Death Row days of Grammy-nominated artist Snoop Doggy Dog when he was first developing his signature drawled, laconic, rhyming. Among the hundreds of masters buried deep in the Vault, Death Row has uncovered some amazing musical gems of Snoop's earliest recordings. Features include - Jewell, Lady of Rage, Nate Dogg, Technic and production by Daz and the legendary Dr. Dre. These songs date back to the authentic production style of Dr. Dre when Death Row was first putting the original West Coast Gangsta G-Funk sound on the world map. These tracks act as an audio documentary to the stories and lifestyle that characterize the socio-economic conditions of the angry disenfranchised black youth who were all reacting to the chaos that was Southern California in the late 80s and early 90s. Authentic, hard core, true to the streets and completely original, Snoop emerged as an MC who lived up to all of his advance hype and went on to sell 7 million copies of "Doggiestyle" worldwide. His music has continued to rule the clubs and airwaves ever since. "The Lost Sessions Vol. 1" brings it all back to the very beginning of Snoop's genius and is a must for young consumers hungry for the real deal hip hop as well as uber Death Row fans who are clamoring for more rare and unreleased music from the Death Row Vault.
The Doggy is definitaly back in the Dogg on this one!
P.M. | Phoenix, AZ | 10/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"But what else would you expect from a Snoop album from back in the Death Row days? Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 are probably my favorite tracks (I like the re-played John Carpenter's Halloween theme on track 8). Snoops sounds raw on these songs like he did on the Chronic and Doggystyle back when he was still hungry, on a few of them you can actually hear some partial verses that were on the Doggystyle album and other classic, released songs; most of it is unreleased material though. Tracks 9 & 11 are tight too, the beats remind me of the sound found on the Dogg Pound's Dogg Food album. Track 12 is cool, has some familiar lyrics mixed in through out, still a nice track though. Tracks 16, 17, and 18 are also pretty good tracks (specially 16). I wish Snoop would have got down and rapped on tracks 10 & 15 (specially 15), both are well produced and the beats still sound good enough to bumb without Snoop flowing over them. Overall, most songs range from good to tight to classic, the features are for the most part on point. I think this is probably the best Snoop album I've bought since No Limit Top Dogg (The Last Meal was kind of a let down for me and every album after that seemed to get farther and farther from the raw, clever, hardcore Snoop we use to know and love. From B*tches Aint S#!t, It Aint No Fun, Wake Up, Stranded On Death Row type songs to Beautiful, Sexual Eruption, Drop It Like It's Hot, etc., etc, come on Snoop... Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 wasn't perfect but it was close enough for me and it's a breath of fresh air after years of this commercial pop/rap that is being put out now a days. I'm sure Wideawake kept a few more Snoop Dogg classics tucked away for Vol. 2. How about G'z Up Hoes Down (it was on the original release of Doggystyle but was later taken off and hasn't been on newer prints of the album ever since so it would be cool to get it properly re-released) and the original Next Episode? I do think that the mixing (sound quality) on this album is a bit off at times but I guess if Wideawake was trying to release the music as it was left in the vaults, meaning unfinished, just rough mixed and not cd quality, then I guess that's what it is. Besides a few flaws I think it's great how Wideawake is releasing all this old/unreleased material; The Chronic Re-Lit was a nice add to my collection too. It's just good to hear Snoop (Doggy) Dogg back when he was hungry and the production was raw..."
What a CD!!!!
Farhan Latif | Milpitas, CA | 10/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Slip on this Snoop Dogg CD and you will feel like you are back in the mid 90's. We all remember the way we first felt when we heard Snoop Dogg. Feel that way again. Especially if you get the version with 3 bonus tracks. So the party keeps going."