When I bought Doggystyle back in 97, I was completely blown away at the talent of this man and his flow is silky smooth yet so powerful. I have followed his career ever since then, watching him turn from gangsta (Doggystyle) to sell-out (The Game is to be Sold Not to be Told) to pop (pretty much everything else) and now he's finally back at the level he wants and deserves. This album is definitely the Snoop he wanted to be, and you can tell that he had fun making this album (there are really random lines like "I'm the boss, heiroglyphically speaking... or is 'generally' speaking?"). There is also a lighter sense in his voice, like 10 years of burdens lifted off his shoulders as he now raps with the freedom of his own label, pace, and cost. There is only one song that's bad (but I'm not sure which one, because I only listen to this in my car, so I when I hear it start, I skip it. I think it's 16 or 17). Oh, and Dre is missing. Other than that, this album is perfect. "One and Only" is my favorite song. I dare say "Pimp Slapp'd" is pretty bold, dissing Suge Knight and Kurupt (and I think Xzibit, too, but I wouldn't know why). Anyway, the way I see it, Snoop really has paid the cost to be the boss.