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Snoop has sold over 14 million albums as a solo artist. "Drop It Like It's Hot," the lead single and video from R&G: The Masterpiece, was produced by the Grammy Award winning production duo The Neptunes and features Pharrell. The single (as of 10/6) is at approx 5000 spins nationwide and 50 million in audience and was #1 MOST ADDED and TOP 10 at Urban radio. On his latest album Snoop teams up with The Neptunes again on multiple tracks, maximizing his hit chemistry with them as displayed on the hit 'Beautiful' from his last album.

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Considering that most Golden Era rap talents birthed by Dr. Dre have ridden off into the sunset--or are simply much less active and relevant in 2004--it's somewhat surprising that Snoop keeps churning out the hits like it was 1993. Make no mistake, Snoop's raps are still very much gangsta, as the title of the disc implies and as "Bang Out" clearly outlines. They're just a bit more adult-contemporary gangsta now. Despite the heavy pro-pimp overtones, the Doggfather's smoothed-out timbre and flow mask the harshness of his regressive views. The exceptional production throughout is highlighted by the Neptunes' contributions, from the catchy, minimalist "Drop It Like It's Hot" all the way to the '80s retro-funk jam "Let's Get Blown." Steady vocal contributions from funk stalwart Charlie Wilson (Gap Band) and 50 Cent, and nasty beats supplied by everyone from the Alchemist to Hi-Tek put this one over the top. --Dalton Higgins

1. (Intro) I Love To Give You Light
2. Bang Out
3. Drop It Like It's Hot
4. Can I Get A Flicc Witchu
5. Ups & Downs
6. The Bidness
7. Snoop D.O. Double G
8. Let's Get Blown
9. Step You Game Up
10. Perfect
11. Wballz (Interlude)
12. Fresh Pair Of Panties On
13. Promise I
14. Oh No
15. Can U Control Your Hoe
16. Signs
17. I'm Threw Witchu
18. Pass It Pass It
19. Girl Like U
20. No THANG ON ME Featuring Bootsy Collins

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 16, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B000675KH0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (402 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,549 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Dorrie Wheeler on November 30, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Many have called Snoop Dogg's Rhythm and Gangsta: The Masterpiece his best release since his 1993 debut Doggystyle. Doggystyle was a classic and Rhythm & Gangsta may very well be the 2004 answer to Doggystyle.

Snoop is the same pretty much. He still has his laid back flow, and his influence from the 70's is still very present. Snoop also is still talking about "chuuuch." This is a musical album, thus the title Rhythm and Gangsta implies. Many of the songs have such an R&B feel ("Ups & Downs," "Perfect") that you can really clap your hands and get your groove on. Even the songs with an R&B feel, still have gangsta lyrics. One thing I found very irresponsible on the album is Snoops frequent reference to the Crypt street gang. Snoop is such a huge international star, he really doesn't need to give shout out's to a street gang.

"Drop It Like It's Hot" is undeniably an anthem and one of the best, if not the best, song on the album. His song with 50 Cent, "Oh No," is very hot. The way that Pharrell sings SNOOP real slow makes this song the modern day "What's My Name." This song has heat, but many of the other songs are mellow songs you can ride to like, "The Bidness." The song with Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson "Signs" is another mellow song with a 70's flavor. "Girl Like U" featuring Nelly has a real radio friendly feel and also includes Pharrell singing on the hook.

Snoop has some real interesting songs about the opposite sex on this album such as, "I'm Threw Witchu," and "Can U Control Yo Hoe." "I'm Threw Witchu" is a really terrible song, perhaps it is a skit or a joke.

Snoop is still rapping about getting high, he hasn't changed much. The weed anthem on this album is "Let's Get Blown," which features Pharrell singing on the chorus.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Carl Wayne on December 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm a new user on amazon and this is my first review so I got to do a review of the best album of 2004. Snoop reach the level that is reached in 1993 with Doggystyle. I am a big fan of Snoop Dogg. I love is style.

Ok this is what I think of the songs:

I Love To Give you Light - 4/5

Bang Out - 4/5

Drop it Like it's hot - 6/5

Can I Get a Flicc with You - 4/5

Ups & Downs - 4.5/5

The Bidness - 4.5/5

Snoop D.O. Double G. - 4/5

Let's Get Blow - 5/5

Step Yo Game Up - 4.5/5

Perfect - 5/5

Wballz

Fresh Pair of Panties - 3.5/5

Promise I - 4/5

Oh No - 6/5

Can You Control Yo H** - 6/5

Signs - 4.5/5

I'm Threw Witchu - 4.5/5

Pass It Pass It - 5/5

Girl Like U - 4.5/5

No Thang On Me - 4.5/5

One more thing, I notice that one guy is posting comments with different names talking bad things about Snoop and giving one star to the album. I think you should find who he is and probite him of doing reviews. Stop doing that. You already rated the CD and you already did you're review. That's sad. Do something else.

Bottom line I think this is great. The name says it better: "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece". Snoop is here to stay forever and ever
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A. Nwadiei on November 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm glad Snoop finally found something new to inspire him, this new album is the best Snoop has ever been. I don't know if you can credit this to the Neptunes or Snoop actually writting his rhymes instead of getting in the studio and freestyling. I have been buying his albums since Doggystyle and I'm glad he finally came with an awesome album. I appreciate this one Snoop, I've been playing it back to back like you could play albums in the old days. When the album first came out on iTunes, I was going to see if there were a few good tracks, but when I was done listening to the previews I jumped up and down and went upstairs to wake my wife, "Snoop has done it!" I exclaimed. I was excited about the album, but I refused to just get the digital version, I absolutely had to have the album, inserts and all. Indeed, Snoop has made an album he can be proud of.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Rupert on April 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
It's clear to see from the reviews here that Snoop Dogg still has a devoted fan base, and it's also evident that most of the less-than-four-star ratings for this album are getting a lot of unhelpful votes. But I have to be honest and say that this album, R&G, really isn't doing it for me.

After listening to this album, I had to ask myself if Snoop put this album out because he wanted to or because he was bored. And I really don't understand how people can say this is better than Doggystyle. But while there's nothing really mind-blowing here, there are still some songs that are good for dancing to, like "Drop It Like It's Hot" (if people are surprised I'm saying that after reading my `2004 Awards' guide, I said the song was overrated; I didn't say it was wack) and also "Oh No" with 50 Cent. The only real problem with the latter is the screaming of "G-UNIT!" at the end -- but 50 doesn't say it; Snoop does, and he sounds ridiculous.

But there are so many problems on this album that it's annoying. For one thing, as another reviewer mentioned, there are way too many guest stars on here, and they really don't bring anything to the table, like Nelly on the filler track "Girl Like U". And even Bootsy Collins can't save the stupid "Can I Get a Flicc Witchu". Bootsy also shows up on the last track, "No Thang On Me", but Snoop is hardly even in it, and when he IS, he's just talking instead of rapping. The same goes for "I'm Threw Witchu", where he's only talking for a little at the beginning before Soopafly desecrates the rest of the song.

Things also get strange when you come to "Ups & Downs" with the Bee Gees. Actually, the Bee Gees aren't really in it; the music is just taken from their song "Love You Inside and Out".
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