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It was every easy for one to think that Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa's preliminary single "Young, Wild & Free" featuring Bruno Mars was a bit too good to be true in regards to the quality of Mac And Devin Go To High School (Music From And Inspired By The Movie) [Explicit]. While that pre-judgement was popular opinion about an album centered around marijuana, the final product of the soundtrack/hip-hop album is actually solid. Easily better than Snoop's 2011 solo effort Doggumentary [Explicit] if nothing else, Mac and Devin Go to High School is much more satisfactory than expected. Snoop Dogg takes on the role of "Mac" while Wiz Khalifa assumes the role of "Devin." Wiz and Snoop are also a strong pairing with Snoop's more understated, laid-back rhyming style contrasting the more robust, fast-paced flow of Wiz Khalifa. Differences aside, the common ground for both is their love for marijuana and their rhymes definitely support that assertion.

"Smokin' On," featuring Juicy J, opens the album mysteriously, giving off an air of being `stoned.' The allusions never stop flowing about marijuana, as might be expected. The hook is mostly performed by Wiz in quasi-sung manner with Snoop joining in on the second half of the hook. Juicy J handles the third verse, following verse by Wiz and Snoop. "I Get Lifted" is the more captivating cut, featuring a nice lush nature about the production with an extremely laid back feel. The featured female vocalist handles her hook strongly, delivering the knockout punch on this standout: "I'm just soaking up this breeze, smoking on some trees/smoking on this weed this is all I need... I get lifted, I get lifted (everyday)..." Snoop handles the first verse while Wiz details the drug on the second verse: "...Zips smelling like whole plants in my coat..." As if "I Get Lifted" weren't explicit enough in regards to `Mary Jane,' the catchy, overt "You Can Put It In a Zag, I'mma Put It in a Blunt" does the job perfectly. Snoop's hook is pure fire: "You can put it in a zag, I'mma put it in a blunt, you can sit in the back, I'm gon' sit in the front..." Snoop and Wiz split the verses here, a fine idea. Here, the contrast of Snoop and Wiz's vocals is a high point.

"6:30" features funkier production than either "I Get Lifted" or "You Can Put It In a Zag..." does. The cut is less enthralling than either of those cuts, but still groovy and interesting by all means. "Talent Show" is solid, picking up the lush production again, but doesn't captivate like the best of the soundtrack. "Let's Go Study" is none too shabby, delivering a soulful bass line. The production possesses a nice mellow, contemporary R&B sound about it. Wiz's performance is as pointed as ever, out-rapping the `Doggfather' at times on this cut. "Young, Wild & Free" featuring Bruno Mars has `hit' written all over it. The production is exception - breezy, light, and mellow in sound. Bruno Mars's hook is incredibly catchy and silly: "So What we get drunk/so what we smoke weed/we're just having fun,/we don't care who sees/so what we go out/that's how it's supposed to be/living young and wild and free." As always, Wiz and Snoop deliver fiery verses, creating nothing short of a memorable cut.

"OG" continues to deliver the goods, with Curren$y dropping in on the third verse; Wiz & Snoop handle the first and second verses. "French Inhale" finds Mike Posner delivering one of the most chill, laid back hooks of the album: "French inhale, I like the way you french inhale, do it again..." Posner's unique vocal timbre proves to be a perfect match for this Isley Bros. sampling cut. The unique production work of "French Inhale" adds to its status as a highlight. "It Could Be Easy" is nothing short of electrifying, driven by soulful vocals and most notably Wiz Khalifa's great flow. The best moment? Wiz alludes to listening to Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle [Explicit]. Hey, he's just returning the favor since Snoop alluded to Taylor Gang (Wiz's label) earlier. "World Class" and "That Good" are average closers after some electrifying cuts. "World Class" is the stronger of the too, but doesn't bring anything new to the table, particularly after such a stunner like "It Could Be Easy."

Overall the soundtrack to Mac And Devin Go To High School (Music From And Inspired By The Movie) [Explicit] is enjoyable, even more so than many soundtracks issued. The topic of choice is overdone, but the same could be said of the marijuana references on both Snoop and Wiz's respective albums. Regardless, it is nice to hear two of hip-hop's `trippiest' artists come together.
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on December 13, 2011
This is a decent album, and I feel as if it does what it's supposed to do. The project is full of "weed raps" and well produced songs, all of which are very Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg. Good Collaboration and I'm not too much of a fan of either.
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on February 17, 2012
Man when I first heard that Snoop and Wiz were doing a colabo album, I immediately circled the release date on my calandar. Of course I was a little skeptical with Wiz after a slightly dissapointing Rolling Papers [Explicit], because of the simple fact that he went a little soft on his first major label release. Trust me, he was borderline to losing a fan all because of that album. Snoop has been consistant with an excellent Doggumentary Music [Explicit], and of course we had a little preview of their colab with "This Weed Iz Mine". With all that said, I still purchased the album the day it was released.

The strange thing about this album is that it is made as a soundtrack to the movie with the same name that has not been released yet for some strange reason. The major topic of this album: Weed, marijuana, etc. Basically if you don't like redundant subject matter, you might want to avoid this album. Their first single "Young, Wild, & Free" pretty much sums up the whole album topic wise. Production wise ranges from above average to great. Warren G. lays down a hot beat on "I Get Lifted" giving that famous Cali vibe. Other standout songs included are "Talent Show", "Smokin On", and "French Inhale".

I really was going to write this off as a failed colaboration, but after listening to it a few times it kinda grew on me. Stretching the topic out over 12 tracks, it might get a little boring to some people (especially non-smokers). As for musical purposes, its not that bad. Peace.

Lyrics: B-
Production: B
Guest Appearances: B-
Musical Vibes: B-

Top 5 Tracks:
1. Talent Show
2. I Get Lifted
3. Smokin On (featuring Juicy J.)
4. Young, Wild, & Free (featuring Bruno Mars)
5. French Inhale (featuring Mike Posner)
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on September 18, 2013
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg have collaberated to make an outstanding piece of work, but just don't assume the soundtrack is like the movie because the soundtrack is way better than just a film. Mac and Devin got to Highschool soundtrack has some of the most authentic beats, classical sounds blended in with great bass, and melody.
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on July 2, 2012
Collaborations seem to be popular these days.

First with Jay-Z and Kanye West, and now Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa have joined forces.

Snoop and Wiz teamed together to create the soundtrack "Mac and Devin Go to High School."

The interesting thing about this project is Snoop is working on directing a movie project that goes along with the soundtrack.

Usually the movie is released with the soundtrack but this time they decided to release it before the movie came out.

The promotion for this album was slim to none at least in the U.S., so most people might not have heard it was coming out.

Snoop and Wiz sure are an interesting combination due to both of their backgrounds. Snoop Dogg is a hip-hop icon and mogul, and Wiz may be the quickest up-and-coming star.

The best element of this collaboration is that it is not over the top.

The CD contains 12 tracks altogether and just flows really well.

The track that probably stands out the most on this CD is "Young Wild & Free" featuring Bruno Mars.

Even though this was the commercial single for the album it is up there for one of the best tracks on the album.

"Smokin' On" featuring Juicy J kicks off the CD as the best song on the album.

Snoop and Wiz certainly like to chill a lot so the vibe on this track really flows well.

It makes you believe what they're rapping about, and is another fun song to just kick it with your friends.

One of the things that holds down the album is some of the production.

For example on the song "6:30," there is so much wrong with this song production-wise.

The main thing is it has a lackluster hook with a guitar beat and it really seems like Snoop and Wiz are out of place on this record.

Another disappointment is "Let's Go Study."

Not only is this song lacking in terms of production but it also really is not the best work from Snoop and Wiz.

It seemed on this track that Snoop and Wiz really didn't connect like they did on the album's other 10 tracks.

This is more of a filler track than anything.

You really get 10 good tracks if you decide to purchase this album.

The one thing that might hold you back from buying it is the price, which is about $16 in-store.

Besides that, you get a really solid CD.

Regardless if people think Snoop is not as good as he once was, he continues to prove to people he is on top of his game.

Look for another Snoop and Wiz collaboration in the future because this one was certainly a success.
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on December 20, 2011
very nice album....smooth... very nice production...they both have such a beautiful chemistry together...i liked 10 out of the 12 songs ....just put the cd in and let it ride..nice snoop and wiz...very nice
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on May 24, 2014
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this soundtrack are all of them if you have not listened to this soundtrack then I recommend you do
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on August 17, 2014
Came looking brand new, sealed and everything. Dic works great. But there was only one problem, one side of the case was all scratched up.
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on September 16, 2012
Snoop and Wiz are so smooth together. Old school meets new school and creates perfection. Don't hesitate to buy this, you wont regret it
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on January 17, 2014
Pretty solid album. Some pretty nice rhymes from wiz and snoop and good beats to go along with them. Stoners rejoice with this album!
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