Dogg Food As might be expected from its pedigree — producer Dat Nigga Daz (Delmar Arnaud) — Tha Dogg Pound's much-hyped debut plays almost like a dictionary… Dogg Food As might be expected from its pedigree — producer Dat Nigga Daz (Delmar Arnaud) — Tha Dogg Pound's much-hyped debut plays almost like a dictionary… Tha Dogg Pound Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Dogg Food (1996)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Tha Dogg Pound; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

As might be expected from its pedigree — producer Dat Nigga Daz (Delmar Arnaud) — Tha Dogg Pound's much-hyped debut plays almost like a dictionary entry for ''Long Beach rap.'' But that doesn't translate into formula. Although anchored by familiar, rib-shuddering Jeep beats and eerily dazed synths, buckshot rapping spices up Dogg Food's predominantly loping gait, and soulful R&B swing, touches of dancehall, and old-school vocals look beyond SoCal. The violent posturing and sexual boasts (most comical on ''If We All F---'') will likely irk Dole & Co. But as an album, Dogg Food should give indigestion only to the already constipated.

Originally posted Nov 17, 1995 Published in issue #301 Nov 17, 1995 Order article reprints
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