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THA DOGG POUND: Dogg Chit

by Christian Cipollini

 

 

And you thought gangsta rap was dead. 

 

Move… m*therf*cker

Gimme some space –

Before I punch you’re a**

In your m*ther-f*cking face!

 

These are powerful words from “Get Out My Way” on Dogg Pound’s new album Dogg Chit - and the foreboding lyricism doesn’t end there.  Throughout the album, Kurupt and Daz drown listeners in the infamous West Coast style of gansta rap.  Their experience dates back to the Deathrow Record days.  Suffice to say, threatening lyrics come easy as a result.  While Dogg Chit isn’t diverse, it holds true to the formula for gangsta rap and doesn’t disappoint.  Always been G-Funk and probably always will be for the duo.

 

Keeping up with the times however, Tha Dogg Pound throws in elements beyond the nostalgic N.W.A. vibe found on tracks such as “I’ll Bury Ya.”  With a little help from friends and the occasional musical zinger thrown in for good measure, Daz and Kurupt contemplate, dissertate, and obliterate potential competition, while managing to insert some respectable comedic relief as well.  Dirty rapping comes full circle on “Can’t Get Enough” featuring Too Short, which manages to be both poppy and raunchy. Arguments then get heated on the conversational “Dat Ain’t My Baby.”  The R&B rhythm is paved with brazen lyrics as you can imagine.  With Kalila appearing on both background vocals and as the ‘angry mom,’ this makes for a fairly memorable track.

 

“It’z A Good A** Day” is a positive tune oddly enough, but Daz sounds more like Ice Cube here than Ice Cube would.  This isn’t the only track where this fact reigns true.  On the contracy, Kurupt always conveys a clever wit about his rhyming – never stale and always just a tad off-centered with pauses and inflection that simply lifts the lines to a more effective level throughout.

 

It wouldn’t be a complete Dogg Pound outing if Snoop wasn’t present in some capacity.  In true Snoop fashion, the first single released, “Vibe”, brings a laid back momentum.  Snoop returns again for the closing “Pull Ya Drawz Down”, a lighter moment that speaks for itself. 

 

Dogg Chit probably isn’t what some would have hoped for in a follow up album, but again - strictly on a gangsta rap scale – the record succeeds.  That nominal success is in great part due to the solid production – surprisingly Daz really excels behind the scenes - Kalila’s vocals, some commanding old school beats, and Snoop’s ever-present charm.



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