Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006) Until recently, Snoop seemed to be spending more time on licensing dog toys and shooting movies ( Soul Plane ) than on making music. This… 2006-11-21 Snoop Dogg Hip-Hop/Rap
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Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2006)

DOGG-ED PERSISTENCE After 2004's disappointing CD, Snoop sounds rejuvenated on Blue Carpet
Image credit: Snoop Dogg: Anthony Mandler
DOGG-ED PERSISTENCE After 2004's disappointing CD, Snoop sounds rejuvenated on Blue Carpet

Details Release Date: Nov 21, 2006; Lead Performance: Snoop Dogg; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Until recently, Snoop seemed to be spending more time on licensing dog toys and shooting movies (Soul Plane) than on making music. This multitasking caught up with him on 2004's misnamed R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, but Blue Carpet finds him refocused and reunited with Dr. Dre on three tracks. The two get nostalgic on standout ''Imagine,'' and the rest of Snoop's eighth solo LP has this old dog taking on his favorite subjects — weed, gangs, and ho's — with the vigor of a young pup.

Originally posted Nov 17, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints