This project is way back classic Snoop. Everything about this is West Coast magic that shows that the title is totally correct and that Snoop is still a force to be reckoned with.
The production is great with plenty of scope for the content. Each beat is individual but with plenty of West Coast flavour to take it back to those old days. With the goal in mind to show that Snoop never left his roots, there are no issues with this release.
The lyricism is even more classic Snoop with his legendary flow lifting this to new heights. His rhymes might not be the most complex, but they have passion and a unique delivery to help increase the entertainment value. There are no issues with the performance from Snoop on this.
The features are amazing and help keep the West Coast flavour alive. Each puts in a good effort and shows their own skills, while having great chemistry with the main artist. The selection make the perfect atmosphere and could not be improved in any major fashion.
Overall, this is an enjoyable and entertaining mix of currant talent and old school feels that makes a great album. Snoop Dogg should be happy and proud of what he has put out here.
This may not be a great project but it shows that while Shy Glizzy is only now entering Hip Hop’s mainstream, he has a lot of potential if he moves away from his formula to slightly less comfortable ground that will appeal to a larger audience.
The production is good on this project, even if it is all a bit similar from track to track. It does come across as a bit overbearing to the vocals in places but in others, compliments Shy and helps him create a stand out track. However this is not true of most of the tracks and a lot of the mixtape can overrule vocals with production.
The lyricism is not great but can be entertaining. on the right songs. Shy is not the most lyrical of rappers and doesn’t seem to mind so much. His raps come across as basic in comparison to some in the rap game today and in this case it may even be most other rappers being more lyrical than Shy.
The features are alright but don’t shine or stand out on any of the tracks. They sound very similar to Shy or have lyrics that don’t add anything to the songs. This creates a poor experience when it comes to Shy working with others and this doesn’t create a good listening experience.
Overall, this is a good introduction to Shy Glizzy for new listeners, but if you have heard him before then this is more of the same and keeps him one dimensional. To grow as an artist, he needs to experiment some more and try to get away from his formula and the rutt he is stuck in when it comes to song making.