Tha Doggfather [Explicit Version]

Tha Doggfather [Explicit Version]

by Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg


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A lot happened to Snoop Doggy Dogg between his debut, Doggystyle, and his second album, Tha Doggfather. During those three years, he became the most notorious figure in hip-hop through a much-publicized murder trial, where he was found not guilty, and he also became a father. Musically, the most important thing to happen to Snoop was the parting of ways between his mentor Dr. Dre and his record label, Death Row. Dre's departure from Death Row meant that Snoop had to handle the production duties on Tha Doggfather himself, and the differences between the two records are immediately apparent. Though it works the same G-funk territory, the bass is less elastic and there is considerably less sonic detail. In essence, all of the music on Tha Doggfather reworks the funk and soul of the late '70s and early '80s, without updating it too much -- there's not that much difference between "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" and "Oops Up Side Your Head," for instance. Though the music isn't original, and the lyrics break no new territory, the execution is strong -- Snoop's rapping and rhyming continue to improve, while the bass-heavy funk is often intoxicating. At over 70 minutes, Tha Doggfather runs too long to not have several filler tracks, but if you ignore those cuts, the album is a fine follow-up to one of the most successful hip-hop albums in history.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Death Row
UPC: 0728706301022
catalogNumber: 63010
Rank: 41061

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snoop Dogg   Primary Artist,Vocals
Teena Marie   Track Performer
Threat   Track Performer
Warren G   Track Performer
Too $hort   Track Performer
Charlie Wilson   Track Performer
Dat Nigga Daz   Track Performer
Priest Brooks   Keyboards,Track Performer
Raphael Saadiq   Guitar
Tha Dogg Pound   Track Performer
Nate Dogg   Track Performer
Kurupt   Track Performer
Bad Ass   Track Performer
Tha King Pin   Track Performer
Big Tray Deee   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Faze-O   Engineer
Joe Cool   Animation
Snoop Dogg   Producer
DJ Pooh   Producer
Lonnie Simmons   Composer
Charlie Wilson   Composer
Dat Nigga Daz   Producer
Flair   Producer
Dave Arron   Engineer
Sam Sneed   Producer
Ronnie Wilson   Composer
Suge Knight   Executive Producer
George Pryce   Art Direction
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Rick Freeman   Engineer
L.T.   Producer
Rudolph Taylor   Composer

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