Eleven years after his debut, Snoop Dogg remains as relevant and rambunctious as ever.
Eleven years after his debut, Snoop Dogg remains as relevant and rambunctious as ever. "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece," his seventh studio set, is off to a great start with lead single "Drop It Like It's Hot," which was produced by the Neptunes (who co-executive-produced the album) and features Pharrell. The track's tongue-clicking accents and synthed-sampled bounce are irresistible. Meanwhile, "Snoop D.O. Double G" is reminiscent of his early Death Row catalog. A lover of the ladies, Snoop delivers the goods on "Perfect," a midtempo groover with the Gap Band's Charlie Wilson. It's one of those just-right tracks for a late-night drive with that special someone. Other highlights include "Oh No" (featuring 50 Cent) and the crunk-infused "Step Yo Game Up" (with Lil Jon and Trina).—RH