Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CD Review: Snoop Dogg Beats Around The "Bush" With His New Album

Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg came onto the music scene in 1992 as the protégé of Dr. Dre. He released his first album "Doggystyle" in 1993 and has become a household name since then. He released eleven hip-hop albums until, a trip to Jamaica in 2012 to which Snoop Dogg announced his conversion to the Rastafarian movement and released a reggae album under the name Snoop Lion. Now, Snoop Dogg returns with his thirteenth studio album entitled "Bush," which was released on May 12th through Columbia Records.
The new ten-song release shows no signs of the Snoop Dogg of old, rapping about the hood, instead he gets his funky R&B groove on with the help of producer Pharrell Williams. Leading off with "California Roll," Snoop and Pharrell sing about their favorite town, while the legendary Stevie Wonder lays down some nice harmonica to give the song little extra pulse. Snoop Dogg gets his smooth groove on the pop melodies of "R U A Freak," while the hit single "Peaches N Cream" shows some glimpse of the Snoop Dogg of old with clever lyrics and undeniable beats. Pharrell Williams invites fellow "Voice" judge Gwen Stefani to duet with Snoop on the seventies disco sound of "Run Away," before closing with the classic hip-hop delivery of "I'm Ya Dog," featuring Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross. To find out more about Snoop Dogg's latest album "Bush," please visit snoopdogg.com.

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