Snoop Dogg - Beautiful
Tue 8th Apr, 2003 Music Reviews 1922 viewsin
It seems that in changing his name the artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dog, has become reformed man. Snoop Dogg’s latest offering is one that is screaming out for the attention of hip-hop and RNB players and no doubt is already being rinsed in context, as it should be.
Before reading anything on the release, the single went straight into the disc player for a good listen. Immediately the funk laden, high-pitched vocals of a familiar male singer emerged, with the typified, yet placid rapping of the Dogg over the top, on the first track of two – Beautiful. Strikingly what used to be an angst, gangster dogg echoed the qualities of a Justin Timberlake tune (and we all know how good he is, don’t we?). Funnily enough, reading the sticker that accompanied the back of the release, the means of Snoop’s reformed funk was clear and it had something to do with a N*E*R*D – Mr. Pharell from the Neptunes. Not only assisting in the production side of the track, Pharell has delivered his lyrical vocals, contrasted with the deep, and spoken form of Snoop, all in all a smooth track and the making of an absolute tune!
The second track on the single – From tha Chuuch To Da Palace – has a more definitive beat, great synthetics, and a bass heavy funk, still imminent. Snoop’s rapping tends to be a lot more predominant in this track, faster paced and only interrupted in brief moments for the typified call and response of “Snoop Dogg”.
Snoop Dogg had me a few years back when I was forever singing, Snoop Doggy Doggg oh ah, but now, well Beautiful takes the crown and I’ll definitely be checking out the album ‘Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$’. Snoop Doggy Doggg oh ah.