R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

by Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg


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Snoop Dogg has evolved from a gangsta rapper facing murder charges to an affable actor, entrepreneur, and all-around ghetto-fabulous celebrity. Despite his extracurricular activities, however, Snoop can only stay away from the recording studio for about as long as he can stop smoking weed. Thus, he delivers his seventh album, Rhythm and Gangster: The Masterpiece, executive-produced by the Neptunes, who also helmed 2002's Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$, which spawned the melodic hit "Beautiful." This time around, the Neptunes place their otherworldly production stamp throughout, most effectively on the space-age beat box of "Drop It Like It's Hot." Only Snoop, who like his Huggy Bear character in the big-screen version of Starsky & Hutch suitably fashions himself a faux pimp, could wax philosophical about his blessings on "Ups & Downs" and then just a few tracks later engage in gutter sex talk on the Lil Jon–produced "Step Yo Game Up." Rhythm and Gangster isn't quite a masterpiece, but thanks to an eclectic array of guest collaborators -- including rap brethren 50 Cent and Nelly, funk pioneer Bootsy Collins, and pop stars Justin Timberlake and the Bee Gees -- it's certainly a lot of fun. Alvin Aqua Blanco

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2004
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602498648414
catalogNumber: 000376302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snoop Dogg   Primary Artist,Rap
DJ Pooh   Vocals
Treasure   Vocals
J.A. Black   Vocals
Ricky Harris   Vocals
Craig Love   Guitar
L.T. Hutton   Vocals
Soopafly   Vocals
Daz Dillinger   Vocals
Anthony Donelson   Guitar
Ron Browz   Keyboards
Shon Don   Vocals
Kamasi Washington   Horn Section
Quaze   Percussion,Conga,Background Vocals
Keyshia Cole   Vocals
Mike Chav   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Arrington   Composer
Snoop Dogg   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
B. Collins   Composer
L. Jane Givens   Composer
Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor   Composer
M. Jones   Composer
J. Peter Robinson   Art Direction
R. Simmons   Composer
K. Walker   Composer
Cam Wilson   Composer
J.A. Black   Composer
Priest Brooks   Composer
Steve Baughman   Engineer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Producer
L.T. Hutton   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Soopafly   Producer,Horn Arrangements,Audio Production
Alchemist   Producer,Audio Production
Neptunes   Audio Production
Chad Hugo   Composer
Warryn Campbell   Programming,Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Anthony Mandler   Art Direction
Sha Money XL   Producer
James Todd Smith   Composer
Ron Browz   Producer
Shon Don   Engineer
Bruce Buechner   Engineer
J.C. Lopez   Composer
Black Jeruz   Producer
Joseph Simmons   Composer
Mister Cartoon   Logo Illustration
Nate Oberman   Engineer
Mike Chav   Engineer
Terrace Martin   Composer
Sean Cooper   Sound Design

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