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Classic Album Review: Snoop Dogg | No Limit Top Dogg

The gangster rapper joins Master P's pack — but doesn't learn any new tricks.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


The leader of the pack is back.

With his ever-blunted outlook and narcoleptic delivery, Snoop Dogg has always been one of the most distinctive voices in rap. Unfortunately, ever since he parted ways with mentor Dr. Dre, his records haven’t had much bite. But with the new No Limit Top Dogg — his second disc in a year for gangsta-rap impresario Master P’s label — Snoop has his day once again. Much of the credit’s due to a mini-reunion with his old pack: Dre produces three of the low-riding tracks here, and homies Nate Dogg and Warren G. howl along as Snoop sinks his teeth into rhymes about his favourite things: Weed, women and … well, more weed. But hey, you don’t expect an old dog to learn new tricks.