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Classic Album Review: Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz | Duces ’N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

Snoop Dogg's latest side project is more proof that he needs to put down the bong.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Another month, another Snoop Dogg side project.

Another Snoop Dogg side project, another 80 minutes of P-Funkified grooves, gangsta-boogie beats, blunt-stoked rhymes and endless guest appearances from practically everyone Snoop has ever met in his entire life — except Dr. Dre, the only person you really want to hear on a Snoop Dogg album. Ultimately, Duces ’N Trayz is another piece of evidence that Snoop is, pound for pound, perhaps the most distinctive rhymer on the scene — but he really, really needs to put down the bong long enough to make an album worthy of his name. Until then, he’s just dogging it.