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Classic Album Review: Snoop Dogg | Bones

The ridiculously prolific rapper serves up a so-so blaxploitation soundtrack.

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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):

 


This month’s Snoop Dogg album also serves as the soundtrack to his upcoming, self-starring, blaxploitation horror movie of the same name.

Which basically means that 1) It has even fewer Snoop tracks than the average Snoop album, as the ridiculously prolific rapper makes way for guests like Eminem’s D12 (the predictable These Drugs), OutKast (a cool remix of Fresh and Clean) and Cypress Hill (the murky Memories); 2) Nearly all the songs mention somebody named Jimmy Bones, which is presumably Snoop’s character; 3) The songs rely even more heavily on cheesy horror-movie samples, blatant P-Funk ripoffs and recycled James Brownisms than usual. Oh well, fear not — it’s only three weeks and counting until Snoop’s next album is due. No bones about it.