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October 10, 2008 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Snoop Doggy Dogg and The Dogg Pound freestyling over Dre playing the piano. (SLYT)
posted by ignignokt (33 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks. I'd completely forgotten about Dre.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:50 AM on October 10, 2008 [52 favorites]


Man, you just couldn't escape flannel then.
posted by piratebowling at 11:57 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Damn you, East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94!
posted by emelenjr at 11:59 AM on October 10, 2008


This is that oG crip shit. New skool cats should definetely be up on game on this shit. Man nothing gets better than long beach based g-funk & i mean dat. Only exception is new york's old skool crooner rakim nukkuh. So best believe dis shit. This shit is heavenly classic said WstCstFllwer
posted by finite at 12:12 PM on October 10, 2008


In the immortal words of Peter Man:

Fuckin'. A.
posted by nosila at 12:21 PM on October 10, 2008


Does Snoop sound a bit like Professor X from the X-Clan to anyone in this bit?
posted by dismas at 12:24 PM on October 10, 2008


He seems pretty laid back in that video. I wonder what's on his mind?
posted by shmegegge at 12:27 PM on October 10, 2008



Does Snoop sound a bit like Professor X from the X-Clan to anyone in this bit?


No, sissy.
posted by cashman at 12:36 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's easy to forget how good Snoop really was back then, given the kind of cartoon of himself he's become. Yeah, he was never the sharpest lyricist in the world, but there was a moment back in ... when was Deep Cover? 1992? ... where he truly changed things in hip-hop. His style, his feel, was brand new. Nice to see young, hungry Snoop again; it's been a minute.
posted by penduluum at 12:51 PM on October 10, 2008


Thanks. I'd completely forgotten about Dre.

'cuz it's one-eight-seven on a motherfuckin' east manitoba regional junior kabaddi champion
posted by mannequito at 12:54 PM on October 10, 2008


Oh look! It's The Roots.
posted by felix betachat at 12:55 PM on October 10, 2008


Everytime I see Snoop Dogg, I think about his appearance on the Daily Show with Craig Kilborn. Kilborn was doing what he normally does, being kind of an ass, but Snoop Doog could not stop laughing. He laughed when his senior photo was shown to America even, something I wouldn't take too lightly myself, and was a good sport when asked, "What is your favorite dessert: Twinkies, Ding Dongs or Ho-Hos?"
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:01 PM on October 10, 2008


felix, just because it's hip-hop utilizing live instruments doesn't make it The Roots.

Dre's style has more in common with Trent Reznor than ?uestlove, methinks
posted by mannequito at 1:01 PM on October 10, 2008


This was back when he was just a puppy.
posted by The Gooch at 1:11 PM on October 10, 2008



I still can't escape flannel :(
posted by bukharin at 1:32 PM on October 10, 2008


Dre's style has more in common with Trent Reznor than ?uestlove, methinks

Head like a hizzole
Black like your sizzoul
I'd rather die
Than give you contrizzol.
posted by LordSludge at 1:40 PM on October 10, 2008 [9 favorites]


bow-wow down before the one you serve
you're gonna get what you deserve *it's bacon!*
posted by xorry at 2:01 PM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


I can't imagine the Good Doctor spinning around in a room of dusty hats and ravens, though it is a good bit o' ivory tinkling.

Marisa - that bit of Remember When (John Stewart wasn't hosting The Daily Show and the show wasn't so good at "") reminded me of Snoop no longer smoking weed back in 2002 (stating "I have smoked enough to last 3 lifetimes") but that didn't last long. Thinking of him as alert and sharp-eyed is odd, but not so terribly strange after seeing some of his reality show, not to be confused with his first tv series.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:14 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thinking of him as alert and sharp-eyed is odd, but not so terribly strange after seeing some of his reality show, not to be confused with his first tv series.

I'm glad someone remember those, as opposed to his foray into teh pr0n.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:24 PM on October 10, 2008


To dismas and cashman, everyone knows Snoop got his nasal style from Richie Rich from the Bay Area. He was just the right person in the right place at the right time. He's done a good job of cultivating his brand since then, though.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 2:29 PM on October 10, 2008


This is opionionfilter but as cold as he was back then afaik he's only gotten better with age. His latest, smoothed out vocoder shit is among the best commercial hiphop available right now.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:43 PM on October 10, 2008


I can't imagine the Good Doctor spinning around in a room of dusty hats and ravens, though it is a good bit o' ivory tinkling.

Dre worked on The Fragile
posted by mannequito at 3:25 PM on October 10, 2008


& i mean dat

Stop dat.

I mean that.
posted by bwg at 4:03 PM on October 10, 2008


This is opionionfilter but as cold as he was back then afaik he's only gotten better with age. His latest, smoothed out vocoder shit is among the best commercial hiphop available right now.

Oh god yes. And the remix with Robyn? Fucking hot.
posted by felix betachat at 4:11 PM on October 10, 2008


funky like collard greens
posted by captainsohler at 4:17 PM on October 10, 2008


Someone please help. I have never understood how anything like this can be considered "good." Aren't they just rhyming words, and saying how badass they are? I can understand when they out a decent beat to it, and there's a bit of music to follow along to. "It's got a good beat, and I can dance to it," and all that. But this? This just sounds to me like a few guys who have a few memorized lines in their heads, trying to rhyme the ends of their sentences and be tough at the same time. And, in my opinion, it has nothing to do with any real "talent."

I know someone out there will help me understand this.
posted by bradth27 at 4:24 PM on October 10, 2008


My favorite Snoop song

Grand Ole Opry, here we come
posted by Flunkie at 4:42 PM on October 10, 2008


Aren't they just rhyming words, and saying how badass they are?

You try it.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:56 PM on October 10, 2008 [3 favorites]


Aren't they just rhyming words, and saying how badass they are?

They sure are, and once in a while they tell stories.. sometimes about bad movies!
posted by sewshi at 8:58 PM on October 10, 2008


Stop dat.

What do you have against digital audio tape?
posted by finite at 10:51 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


How does Snoop Dogg wash his pants?

In bleeeee-ach.

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Dre and Snoop's contribution to the Deep Cover soundtrack. Ooohya.
posted by nthdegx at 1:00 AM on October 11, 2008


Needs more of Dre's mellow accent.
posted by fire&wings at 4:31 AM on October 11, 2008


it has nothing to do with any real "talent."

Choosing which words to use where in order to get the rhythm and sound you want, how to say them, where to put your inflections and pauses, what rhythm to use, how fast/slow to speak at any given point in order to have things end up where you want them to, WHEN you want them to, AND have it all still make sense...when this is done well, by someone who is both talented AND skilled (not the same thing), it's most definitely a true art form. I think that really well-done rap (or hip hop, or whatever the kids are calling it these days) can be much more difficult and much more effective than plain old songwriting a lot of the time. A more accessible example might be In Da Club by 50 Cent, yes it was really popular, yes some people hate him, but his vocal work in that particular track is great, he has this lazy but funky, behind-the-beat style, but he always ends up where he needs to. Also try this, because it's awesome, and I loves me some Chali 2na.

That said, please remember that it can be objectively good and involve talent, and still not be to your taste, but you shouldn't confuse "not to my taste" with "bad", unless it's Kenny G.
posted by biscotti at 7:06 AM on October 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


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