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R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece [Explicit Lyrics]

Snoop DoggAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (398 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 16, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000675KH0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (398 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,093 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Description

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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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Good. Doggystyle 2004? You Decide. 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
5.0 out of 5 stars So Perfect 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


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
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Snoop Flow, New Grown Up Lyrics 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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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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Although better than its predecessor (Paid Da Cost to be Da Boss), R & G - The Masterpiece still fails to live up to it's billing. Yes, this is the most consistent piece of work Snoop has produced since his landmark debut, Doggystyle. But something is lacking. The Neptunes produced tracks anchor The Masterpiece. Drop it Like it's Hot's laid back beat allows Snoop to showcase his master flow while Signs (feat. Justin Timberlake?) is actually one of the better songs on this cd. Snoop goes old school gangsta less often but more effectively on standouts The Bidness and Step Yo Game Up (Feat. Lil' Jon). Even DJ Easy Dick makes a return appearance on the interlude WBALLZ. Oh No (Feat. 50 Cent) is rather predictable and uninspired, as is Bang Out. There are some incendiary flashes on R & G such as Can You Control Your Hoe where Snoop lets everyone know it's Miller Time, as he and his homies are about to go hard on these biatches. I personally think this song is hilarious but I'm sure some women won't be laughing. Ups and Downs features a fantastic sample of the Bee Gees and stands among the strongest tracks on The Masterpiece. So, eventhough it's not the Masterpiece this record is a nice addition to Snoop's catalog and probably stands out as the second best overall album he's produced. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
You like The Dogg get this
Published 12 hours ago by rickey hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars New style same G!!
Luv this one he went on tht rb gangsta issh an worked well fav tracks ups downs,let get blown,drop like hot,can u control hoe,pass it pass it an perfect wit unc Charlie
Published 19 days ago by justin
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
Published 1 month ago by Marcos V. Migon
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Album!
The title fits this album perfectly. There are one or two songs I do not like, but the rest are banging.
Published 3 months ago by Cliff
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool!
One of Snoop's (snoop lion) best albums. I like the r&b artists.mostly played on high volume riding in the car cruising down the street.
Published 4 months ago by Earl G. Richardson III
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Flash Back
Snoop has been kinda quite these past few years... but this one helps remind us why he is still the master of "R&G!"
Published 5 months ago by paul
4.0 out of 5 stars Good even for old "G's"
I bought this for the Justin Timberlake, Charlie Wilson song Signs.
The rest of the CD is good, I'm not normally a fan of this type of music, but it is very creative and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by hscott123
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I'm a real OG (64) and I love it. My son is just getting me into contemporary music so here goes.
Published 17 months ago by Rude
4.0 out of 5 stars nice album
this is a good snoop dogg album, some of the best are, i love to give you light,bang out, pass it pass it,and signs,the only bad thing is on the song signs, it has justin... Read more
Published 17 months ago by christian mackey
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
A lot of people don't even remember this album but yet its hard to find until I got it from here. Grab this album and hop in the car and let it play!!!! Read more
Published 18 months ago by RW
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