Track Review: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars, 'Young, Wild & Free'

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3.5

SNOOP DOGG & WIZ KHALIFA FEAT. BRUNO MARS
"Young, Wild, & Free" (3:27)
Producer: The Smeezingtons
Writers: Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, The Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars
Publishers: various
Rostrum/Atlantic/RRP

Simply put, "Young, Wild & Free," the first taste of the upcoming soundtrack to Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's forthcoming buddy comedy "Mac And Devin Go To High School," is a weed rap song from two of hip-hop's favorite stoners. The drums groove but the twinkling piano overpowers them, leaving the track swooning in a haze of nostalgia as Bruno Mars delivers a carefree choral hook. The Doggfather and his young apprentice trade green-friendly verses in which Snoop reminisces - "It's like I'm 17 again / Peach fuzz on my face /Lookin', on the case /Trying to get a hella taste" - while Khalifa handles most of the boasting. Although Snoop Dogg's flow is effortless, the younger rapper's forceful, punchy delivery gets on top of the beat and harshes the mellow of the Smeezingtons' laid-back production. Even so, "Young, Wild, & Free" is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from these two pro-marijuana rap stars.

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