Craig Seymour
November 17, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Snoop Dogg

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Snoop Dogg
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

Snoop Dogg hooks up with producer Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Aaliyah) for the enticing jam ”Snoop Dogg,” mixing cold, metallic beats with squiggly keys, spare stabs of rhythm guitar, and a pig-latin hook recalling Frankie Smith’s ”Double Dutch Bus.” The chain-gang-like chant of Snoop’s name adds a bluesy undercurrent. And the rapper’s measured, almost contemplative delivery creates the illusion that there’s more here than jubilant self-promotion. A-

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