Tha Last Meal

Tha Last Meal

by Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg


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Snoop Dogg leaves much of his gang-banging past behind him in favor of preened pimp posturing on his final album for No Limit Records, The Last Meal. Snoop's increasingly old-school pose suits his gracefully aging self well. Despite his former affiliation with Death Row Records and his much-publicized murder trial, Snoop never seemed like much of a thug, which is partly why hostile albums like Tha Doggfather (1996) and Da Game Is to Be Sold Not to Be Told (1998) seemed a bit forced. Contrarily, it seems more natural for him to rap about the pampered pimp life, as he does here on The Last Meal -- tall glasses of Hennesey, glistening pairs of Stacey Adams, overcast clouds of chronic smoke, hungry hordes of so-called bitches -- over truck-rattling G-funk basslines that lope along at a languid tempo. These impressive beats come courtesy of a similarly impressive roster of producers: second-wave G-funksters Meech Wells, Battlecat, Jelly Roll, and Soopafly, and brand-name hitmakers Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, and Timbaland. Among this roster, Timbaland certainly stands out, as do his contributions, "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name, Pt. 2)" and "Set It Off," which place Snoop in an uncharacteristically energetic context. He handles himself well on these bouncy songs regardless, yet seems more at home on Dre's smoother contributions, "Hennesey n Buddah" and "Lay Low." Beyond these four tracks, the remaining 15 are a mixed bag, most of them Crip-walking along at a stoned tempo, featuring soulful P-Funk hooks by Kokane and offering laid-back respite while this lengthy album moves leisurely toward its throwback album-capper, "Y'all Gone Miss Me." Following this misty-eyed finale, you're left with the thankful sense that Snoop has finally taken control of his career after succumbing to the oppressive fancy of Suge Knight and Master P ever since parting ways with Dr. Dre following Doggystyle (1993).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2010
Label: Priority Records
UPC: 5099964263625
catalogNumber: 42636

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snoop Dogg   Primary Artist
Lady of Rage   Background Vocals
Jimmy Roach   Bass,Guitar
Nate Dogg   Background Vocals
Traci Nelson   Background Vocals
LaTonya Holmes   Background Vocals
Mica Fisher   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Master P   Executive Producer
Dr. Dre   Producer
Snoop Dogg   Liner Notes,Reissue Executive Producer
Evren Göknar   Reissue Remastering
Keith Richards   Composer
Meech Wells   Composer,Producer
Clizark   Composer,Producer
Jelly Roll   Producer
Timbaland   Producer
Carlos Stephens   Producer
Frank Collura   Reissue Producer
Fred Wreck   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Soopafly   Producer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Senator Jimmy D   Engineer
Battlecat   Producer
Colin Jahn   Art Direction
Casey Wilson   Producer
Aman Chaudhary   Coloring
Kristine L. McCullen   Reissue Design
Michael Elizondo   Producer
Matt D'amico   Reissue Producer
Clarence "Jimmy" Roach   Producer
Daryl "Cuzzin Joe Cool" Daniel   Illustrations
Rikki Higgins   International Coordination
Studio Tone   Producer
Maggie Schmidt   Art Direction
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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