"Gz Up, Hoes Down", featuring Hug, was omitted on all but the original pressings, due to sample clearance issues. Doggystyle is the debut studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg (who was at the time, Snoop Doggy Dogg). The song's title is a reference to a common eggcorn of the phrase "Dog-Eat-Dog World." I bring it to them rather than have them go find out about it for themselves. Doggy Style Allstars, Welcome To Tha House Vol. [27][28] In terms of critical reception and the volume of sales, it is Snoop's most successful single to date. It’s a great remind of where I came from, if that makes sense. Start Station. [57] Doggystyle first appeared on music charts in 1993, peaking on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. [25], "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" "Tha Next Episode", produced by and featuring, "The Root of All Evil (Outro)", featuring, Nanci Fletcher – performer, vocals (featured and background), Lasheena Denty - performer, vocals (featured), This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 04:32. I Bought this album for my Man Cave. 'Doggystyle' also marked the debut of Death Row vocalist, Nanci Fletcher - the daughter of jazz legend Sam Fletcher. Doggystyle was included on The Source magazine's list of the 100 Best Rap Albums; as well as Rolling Stone magazine's list of Essential Recordings of the '90s. Even though the single was not officially released in the U.S., it received some radio airplay which resulted in position 19 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart. The album was recorded and produced following Snoop's appearances on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic (1992), to which Snoop contributed significantly. [37][38] It re-peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 in January 1994, when it was already certified three times platinum by the RIAA. On this day the world was introduced to Snoop Dogg 's 1993 debut Doggystyle! [18] Mariah Carey sampled the song "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)" in her 1999 album Rainbow for the remix of Heartbreaker which featured Missy Elliott and Da Brat. [3] Much like The Chronic, the distinctive sounds of Doggystyle helped introduce the hip-hop subgenre of G-Funk to a mainstream audience, bringing forward West Coast hip hop as a dominant force in the early-mid 1990s. 21 in Germany and No. The writers of Enculturation, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner, have noted that Snoop Doggy Dogg and other rappers only condemn violence when it is directed against them, otherwise "they celebrate it, internalize it, and embrace it as an ethos and means of self expression," which some believe has an effect on the black-on-black crime. ", But more stunning is that Snoop's pain appears so often. Tracklist . It is largely recognised as the album's 'leading single', and the RIAA certified it Gold on February 8, 1994. It is the first European-only release with an American video TV-play. We'd like to welcome y'all to the fabulous Carolina West. 3 on the Billboard Year-End Top Albums Chart and No. On "Serial Killa," Dogg Pound member Daz rhymes about niggers around the way asking him about Snoop: "Is that nigga Snoop all right?/Ay, yo, what's up with the crew?/Is the nigga in jail?/I heard the nigga's through." I know I have a lot of power. It reached No. Learn More. Doggy Dogg World Lyrics: Can we get a motherfuckin moment of silence / For the small chronic break? You'll never hear me rapping about no bachelor's degree. It's inclined to become a touch unimaginative; a tad, let's be honest, dull ... And the sleeve competes with The Waterboys' Dream Harder and Billy Joel's River of Dreams as the worst attached to a recent release. [40] These releases included three hit singles, "Beautiful", "Drop It Like It's Hot" and "Signs". But Dre's production can't hide Snoop's lurking paranoia. The album was recorded and produced following Snoop's appearances on Dr. Dre's debut solo album The Chronic(1992), to which Snoop contributed significantly. [8], Snoop Doggy Dogg's lyrics were generally praised by critics, although they caused some controversy. He was cleared of all charges in February 1996 when he began working on his second album, Tha Doggfather. [66], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, This article is about the Snoop Dogg album. [2] In 1998, Snoop Dogg left Death Row and joined No Limit Records, changing his stage name from Snoop Doggy Dogg to Snoop Dogg. Style: Gangsta, G-Funk. Label: Death Row Released 2001 Doggystyle is the debut album from American rapper Snoop Dogg, then known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, released by Death Row Records on November 23, 1993. As the beat starts pumping, the guys start filtering in. The Dramatics (formerly The Dynamics) are an American soul music vocal group, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1962. by Snoop Dogg feat. [2], The album's title alludes to the doggy style sex position and is a reference to the musician's name. A smiling guy in a striped jersey plays a nasty one-fingered melody on an old Minimoog synthesizer that's been obsolete since 1982, and Dre scratches in a sort of surfadelic munching noise, and then from his well-stocked Akai MPC60 samples comes a shriek, a spare piano chord, an ejaculation from the first Beastie's record—'Let me clear my throat'—and the many-layered groove is happening, bumping, breathing, almost loud enough to see. He said, "I can't rap about something I don't know. Everybody will get their little drink and smoke in. He'll start messing with a beat. [29] An 18-minute music video was shot for the two songs, with an accompanying Murder Was the Case soundtrack. Pop Your Collar 2 Dis feat. I use to draw the album cover on big sheets of construction paper for my classmates. Ice Cube is also in danger, albeit musically: The most interesting question surrounding Lethal Injection is, has any rapper ever fallen off as hard as Cube? On the original physical release's back cover, it is erroneously listed after "Pump Pump" instead of immediately before. The atmosphere that was there, you couldn't be wack. [10][11] Describing Doggystyle in 1993, Snoop Doggy Dogg likewise points to the album's realism, and the extent to which it is based on his personal experience. [16], Williams said the album was never finished and because of the demand for the record, the distributors insisted the album be completed, otherwise they would cancel the album's orders. The New York Times said that the lyrical concepts were delivered in "crudest, rudest terms". [3] A review of the album's reissue upped Q's rating from three to four stars out of five. "[17], While recording Doggystyle with Dr. Dre in August 1993, Snoop Dogg was arrested in connection with the death of Phillip Woldermarian, a member of a rival gang who was shot and killed in a gang fight. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. Doggy Dogg World. "[12] Explaining his intentions, Snoop Doggy Dogg claims he feels he is a role model to many young black men, and that his songs are designed to relate to their concerns. He added that the beats were "laid-back funky, continuing to resonate after many listens". It was released on November 23, 1993, by Death Row Records and Interscope Records. They would start writing while Dre is making a beat so by the time he's finished with the beat, they are ready to hit the booth and start spittin'. For other uses, see. 8: Who Am I (What's My Name)? Some publications have held the rap genre responsible for social problems such as sexual violence and sexism, which has been blamed on Snoop Doggy Dogg and other rappers for calling their controversial lyrics "keeping it real. The sound-lyric tension peaks on "Ain't No Fun" as a quietstorm groove swirls and Snoop and his homies sing and rap about gang fucking. [18] The release of music videos from Doggystyle and The Chronic has enabled the artists to add visual illustrations to their lyrics, which generally involve Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg driving around South Central, Los Angeles in a lowrider (a vehicle with lowered suspension). 92279-2; CD). Share. [13] Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight stated in 2013 that, "Daz pretty much did the whole album", and that credit was signed over to Dr. Dre for a fee. [27][29] The RIAA certified it Platinum on April 6, 1994. Reference to Alex Henderson's Allmusic review on Dave's music database: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (. You'll look around the room and every cat that was a rapper – from Kurupt to Daz to Snoop – will grab a pen. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts, and reached No. It was released on November 23, 1993, by Death Row Records and Interscope Records. According to the charges, the rapper's bodyguard, McKinley Lee, shot Woldermarian as Snoop Dogg drove the vehicle; the rapper claimed it was self-defense, alleging the victim was stalking him. [32] The song was released on Death Row: The Lost Sessions Vol. "For little kids growing up in the ghettos," he said, "it's easy to get into the wrong types of things, especially gangbanging and selling drugs. 17 of the greatest hip hop/rap albums of all time. 1. "Gin and Juice" was nominated at the 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance. "[12] He further explained the "dream" that he would pursue after making the album: "I'm going to try to eliminate the gang violence. Snoop had already debuted as a featured rapper on Dr. Dre's 1992 album, The Chronic, rapping on half of the 16 tracks, including all the hit singles, so it wasn't like he was an unknown force when Doggystyle was released in late 1993. Pray that "No Fun" isn't misinterpreted by some sick fan, like Nirvana's "Polly" was, as an encouragement to rape. The video also includes several Blaxploitation film stars reprising their iconic film roles. [1][2], Despite some mixed criticism of the album initially upon its release, Doggystyle earned recognition from many music critics as one of the most significant albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the most important hip-hop albums ever released. 70. The album features production by DJ Premier, Quazedelic, Fredwreck, Meech Wells, The Alchemist, Hi-Tek DJ Slip and regionally promoted by Radio Bums. * Items below may differ depending on the release. Some critics believe the artwork portrays a woman merely as a hole to be filled by the man, which they believe adheres to the narcissistic and sexist lyrical themes Snoop Dogg covers. [21] The Source magazine columinst wrote: "Dre's brand of G-funk may be common now, but it is still painstakingly well-produced". [2] The album was noted for being a "hard and very G-Funk record". 13 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, No. [26] The song was nominated at the 1995 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y.". "Lodi Dodi" and "Murder Was the Case" were not official singles, but they received radio airplay and charted in Rhythmic Top 40. [2], Doggystyle was released to widespread critical acclaim. The artwork, which was done by artist Joe Cool, represents the themes covered in the album and the style of implementation of those ideas. As a result, DJ Pooh was the main beat-maker for the album. [18] In certain tracks Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound casually speak of group sex, illustrating the demeaning of women. "[20] Entertainment Weekly magazine's David Browne mentioned that "The mix of samples and live music on Dre's latest, The Chronic, gave it texture and depth, and he continues his knob-turning growth on Doggystyle, fluidly weaving together a gaggle of background singers and rappers, quirky samples, his trademark horror-flick keyboard lines". [56] It is Snoop Doggy Dogg's most successful album; his following albums were certified single or double platinum. It's a funny song if you don't think about how the woman 2Pac and his homies allegedly sodomized might feel about it, but most hip-hop fans are so used to the ethical deadening hip-hop routinely demands that they won't. The album was recorded soon following the release of Dr. Dre's landmark debut album The Chronic (1992), to which Snoop Dogg contributed signif Doggy Style was recorded soon following the release of Dr. Dre‘s landmark debut album The Chronic (1992), to which Snoop Dogg contributed significantly. It features 1970s-era classic R&B and soul group The Dramatics, with guest rap verses from Kurupt and Daz Dillinger (Tha Dogg Pound). It said Snoop Doggy Dogg emerged as a rapper who lived up to all the advance hype which came from his work on The Chronic, and discussed songs on the record, stating "If 'Murder Was The Case' is a stroke of near genius, then 'Lodi Dodi' is an example of total genius. The Chronic's slow, heavy beats were a sonic representation of angry depression as accurate as Cobain's feedback blasts; Doggystyle is leaner, with its high-tempo Isaac Hayes- and Curtis Mayfield-derived tracks. [1][4], Doggystyle debuted at No. "Some of these niggers is so deceptive/Using my styles like a contraceptive/I hope you get burnt," Snoop rhymes on "Doggy Dogg World." … ", "Why must I chase da cat?" Snoop is something special, with unpredictable turns of phrase, evocative imagery, and a distinctive, addictive flow". [30] The video won the 1995 Video of the Year award at The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Later pressings of the album, which excluded "Gz Up, Hoes Down", do not list either that track or "W Balls" on the album's artwork, though "W Balls" remained as a hidden track. Doggystyle is seen by many hip hop pundits as a "classic" and an "essential" album. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 806,858 copies in its first week alone in the United States, which was the record for a debuting artist and the fastest-selling hip-hop album ever. It was released August 13, 2002 on Snoop Dogg's own label, Doggystyle Records. If Snoop Dogg's debut, Doggystyle, doesn't seem like a debut, it's because in many ways it's not. Doggy Dogg World. Volume 60%. [1][2] AllMusic's Stephen Erlewine commended Snoop Doggy Dogg, saying: "he's one of hip-hop's greatest vocal stylists with this record" and he "takes his time, playing with the flow of his words, giving his rhymes a nearly melodic eloquence. Time magazine remarked that the notions "are often unnecessarily graphic; at some points they're downright obscene" and that "the album would have been stronger if such misgivings about the criminal life, as well as Snoop's touches of introspection, had been applied to some of the cruder songs". [1] Critics have praised Snoop Doggy Dogg for the lyrical "realism" that he delivers on the album and for his distinctive vocal flow. Doggy's Angels sur l'album Pleezbaleevit! [25] Snoop Doggy Dogg's lyrics depict drugs, alcohol, sex, and money as methods of escape from oppression, but they also show an underside of the "gangsta" lifestyle and the results of following this lifestyle. Share. To see those young cats – they were all hungry and wanted to make something dope. Doggy Dogg World. Kurupt, Daz Dillinger and The Dramatics. On his debut, with Dre riding shotgun anthems abound as often as gin-soaked debauchery". [6][7], In 1992, Snoop Doggy Dogg came to attention of the music industry through his vocal contributions on Dr. Dre's The Chronic. Snoop Doggy Dogg could not gain the rights to use the beats because the record company was not willing to pay license fees for using the samples. "Doggystyle" featuring George Clinton was a 5:26 long outtake from the album sessions. [1] Rolling Stone writer Touré noted "The Chronic's slow, heavy beats were a sonic representation of angry depression as accurate as Cobain's feedback blasts; Doggystyle is leaner, with its high-tempo Isaac Hayes- and Curtis Mayfield-derived tracks". Tha Doggfather followed the methods of a G-funk record and initially sold well, but received mixed reviews and failed to produce a major hit single. e. explicit. The song features Snoop Dogg's rhyming style and flow, as well as his early work with G-Funk production. Though tracks like the unforgettable “Gin and Juice” and “Doggy Dogg World” provide moments of gleeful levity, Doggystyle often sounds weary. Create & stream a free custom radio station based on the album Doggy Dogg World by SOB X RBE on iHeartRadio! During his tenure at the label, he continued several of the themes from Doggystyle with follow-ups to earlier songs, such as "Gin & Juice II" (1998) and "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name II)" (2000). Snoop Doggy Dogg performs in the music video "Doggy Dogg World" from the album "Doggystyle" recorded for Death Row Records. I've seen what that was like, and I don't glorify it, but I don't preach. [2], Doggystyle and The Chronic are associated with each other mainly because each prominently featured Snoop Dogg and because both contain G-funk style production from Dr. Dre. [5] The album was certified 4x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Main genre: Hip-Hop / Rap / R&B. It was produced in a style similar to The Chronic; some critics called it a "carbon copy". Snoop is best known as a famous MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of producer Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. [1][2] The album is considered as one of the first G-funk albums the style of which many rappers duplicated in later years.[1]. Erlewine of AllMusic mentioned the album did not "surprise or offer anything that wasn't already on The Chronic". and "Nuttin' but da dogg in me". Featuring – RBX, Tha Dogg Pound, The D.O.C. [18] The lyrics involve many derogatory terms against women, with expressions such as "bitches" and "hoes" being used throughout, which illustrates the feeling of sexism and oppression within American society. "A modern classic," observed reviewer Tom Doyle. "Celebrating 27 years of #doggystyle," writes The Dogg, unveiling a brand new … [55] As of November 2015, the album had sold seven million copies in the United States, and over eleven million copies worldwide. A bonus track, "Gz Up, Hoes Down", was included in the album's first pressing, but not in later versions because of sample clearance issues. Introduced to the world through Dr. Dre's The Chronic, Snoop quickly became one of the most famous stars in rap, partially due to his drawled, laconic rhyming, as well as the realistic violence implied in his lyrics. Speak It On feat. [24], Some critics said Snoop Doggy Dogg was "obsessed with being a 'G', a gangster, a lawbreaker who smokes dope and kills with impunity" and that his lyrics depict the black-on-black crime in the inner-cities. [40], Subsequent studio albums such as Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002) and R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004) exhibited a more mainstream, pop-oriented theme with new sounds, but remained "hardcore throughout" and featured "plenty of street and commercial appeal". [21] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic stated "Doggystyle and The Chronic stand proudly together as the twin pinnacles of West Coast G-funk hip-hop of the early '90s"[1] Stylus magazine presented "The Chronic vs. Doggystyle" article, and stated a strong point of Doggystyle compared to Dre's album was its follow-up singles and that "some of the album tracks are more famous than the singles". Rolling Stone writer Touré mentioned "Doggystyle is filled with verbal and vocal feats that meet its high expectations. Down below it may be contemptible. 32 on the UK Singles Chart.[27]. I know if I say, 'Don't kill', niggas won't kill".[12]. "[34] The problems of sexual violence and sexism are attributed to lyrics degrading women such as "bitches" and "ho's," which some believe have influenced black males. If Snoop Dogg 's debut, Doggystyle, doesn't seem like a debut, it's because in many ways it's … This resulted in Dr. Dre mixing the album and inserting the skits within 48 hours, which enabled the album to be released. 1 is a compilation presented by American rapper Snoop Dogg. C. DeLores Tucker of the National Political Congress of Black Women named gangsta rap "a profane and obscene glorification of murder and rape", which can be attributed to Doggystyle. Hoodtraps feat. "Gin and Juice" was the second single released on January 15, 1994. Download Album Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle (1993) Download Album Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle (1993) ... Doggy Dogg World (feat. was the first single released from the album, on October 30, 1993. It was quite a success, topping the Billboard 200 album chart. [23] David Browne spoke of "Ain't No Fun", stating it was an example of how "musically artful, yet lyrically repellent, this album can be" and went on to say "It's easy to be impressed one moment and appalled the next". It also peaked at No. Daz says everything's all right, but it doesn't sound like it. Play Song. A modern Richard Wright, Cube made or helped make three hip-hop classics – Straight Outta Compton, Amerikkka's Most Wanted and Death Certi, Murder Was The Case [DeathAfterVisualizingEternity], Aint No Fun (If The Homies Cant Have None), VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+)/VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+). Lil' Bow Wow sur l'album Beware Of Dog; Dogg Market feat. It reached No. Gz And Hustlas (feat. Doggystyle is filled with verbal and vocal feats that meet its three-mile-high expectations. "Doggy Dogg World" was released as a Europe-only single during June 1994. Genres: G-Funk, West Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap. 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