Ego Trippin' Explicit Lyrics
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|1. A Word Witchya! (Intro)|
|2. Press Play|
|3. Sd is Out|
|4. Gangsta Like Me|
|5. Neva Have 2 Worry|
|6. Sexual Eruption|
|7. Life of Da Party|
|8. Waste of Time|
|10. Sets Up|
|11. Deez Hollywood Nights|
|12. Whateva U Do|
|13. Staxx In My Jeans|
|14. Been Around the World|
|15. Let It Out|
|16. My Medicine|
|17. Ridin' In My Chevy|
|18. Those Gurlz|
|19. One Chance (Make It Good)|
|20. Why Did You Leave Me|
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Explicit Version of Ego Trippin' by Snoop Dogg. Iconic in stature and in essence, Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. has carved out a permanent place in musical history. Undeniably, the Rapper, producer, actor, entrepreneur, coach, husband and father affectionately called Snoop Dogg, has performed the most unique balancing act that Hip Hop has ever witnessed. Never short on vision, drive or ambition, the C-walking, sharp talking wordsworth has managed to redefine and reinvent himself over the course of his fifteen year career, each time revealing a distinctive cache from the depths within. His rhythmic cadences are classic in nature and his demeanor is as laid back and effortless as the brand extensions he has created for himself.
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I believe K. Hood "Rayfellet" said it best.
This album is snoops best next to doggy style. It has such an original sound throughout the album. DJ Quik, Snoop and Teddy Riley have made a masterpiece
1. (A Word Witchya!) 5/5 Smooth intro
2. (Press Play) 5/5 So so, funky. Quik did it on this track
3. (SD Is Out) 5/5 Good follow up to press play, HUGE BASS!
4. (Gangsta Like Me) 4/5 classic Snoop, with a twist
5. (Neva Have 2 Worry) 2/5 song gets tired and is a biography song
6. (Sexual Eruption) 4/5 Radio song obviously, Love the Roger Troutman touch with the voice box.
7. (Life of da Party) 3/5 Good bass, Dance cut.
8. (Waste of Time) 5/5 Smooth track, very well produced
9. (Cool) 4.5/5 This a great cover to an epic 80's track
10. (Sets Up) 2/5 Weak track, very repetitive.
11. (Deez Hollywood) 4/5 Classic old scooh sound.
12. (Whateva U do) 5/5 Diss song to many! Good production!
13. (Staxxx In My Jeans)3/5 Gangsta Gangsta, takes me back to Topp Dawg.
14. (Been Around tha world) 5/5 clean bass and a fresh sound.
15. (Let It Out) 4/5 Fun track.
16. (My Medicine) 5/5 SNOOP DONE COUNTRY! It works too!
17. (Ridn In My Chevy) 2/5 Too Dirrrty south for snoop.
18. (Those Gurlz) 5/5 Classic Cali Beat. Sun is shining on this track!
19. (One Chance) 5/5 smooooooooooooth.
20. (Why did you Leave Me) 2/5 Clean track, but very very very whiny.
21. (Can't Say Goodbye) 4/5 Sounds a bit like 2pac's Changes.
All in all this is a smooth album with excellent production. The album as a whole is amazing and creative. When is DJ Quik putting out an Album?
DJ Quik produced the song "Press Play" which has Kurupt adding vocals throughout. Snoop comes with an old school flow and Quik comes with a beat that's different than his usual style. It's no doubt one of the highlights of the album and personally I would have liked Teddy Riley and DJ Quik to produce the entire album, but money is involved and I'm sure that would have been a problem. To me as a fan it would be the right move to make instead of a lot of random tracks, but what do I know.... It was good to see Raphael Saadiq get back with Snoop and he laced him with a great beat, one of my favorites on the album. "Waste of Time" has a good bounce to it and Snoop matches the beat perfect. My only complaint is that Snoop didn't rap enough and Raphael could have been better, seems like he was just singing the chorus a million times. Scoop DeVille produced the introduction track, very smooth sounding. It's a perfect way to start the album with Terrace Martin helping out. "Life of Da Party" featuring Too $hort and Mistah F.A.B. is also produced by Scoop DeVille and I do like the party vibe. F.A.B. comes with the bridges and the hooks and Short comes with the usual party rhymes in a longer verse for a guest spot. It's the best I've heard Too Short in a while and he was more entertaining than Snoop, even though Snoop did a good job as well. One complaint I would have is it that it's somewhat out of place on the album but it's good so you can let it slide. "One Chance (Make It Good)" is a standout, I was impressed with this one. Frequency produced this and Snoop holds his own on the mic, rapping about women and keeping a girl and stuff like that. "Neva Have 2 Worry" is produced by Snoop Dogg and Terrace Martin, also known as N*ggarachi. I like the slow clapping beat and Snoop talks about his past and present place in the game. "Whateva U Do" is produced by Khao and it seems a bit outdated but it's a hard hitter in the car. Snoop sounds aggressive on this with the usual bragging and all that, I like when you can hear effort in the rhymes. "Been Around The World" produced by N*ggarachi is a slow track, singing during the chorus, not a standout but it's not bad by any means.....
Now to the more negative part of review. "Sexual Eruption" was used as a single and it blew up to a fairly large degree. I personally wasn't into the song but I could see why he made it and he's trying to do something different and it's a song for the women and all that, I know. It would have been cool is he used "Cool" as the lead single instead of this but it worked out for him. "Sets Up" is a Neptunes produced track. I would have liked it o.k. but Pharrell hangs around on the chorus and can get on your nerves. "Deez Hollywood Nights" produced by Nottz also could have been really good but wasn't. I liked the concept and loved the beat but the chorus was another annoying one and the rhymes weren't up to par, not as sharp as Snoop showed a few times on this Ego Trippin' record. "Staxxx In My Jeans" produced by Rick Rock is boring and annoying, go figure. Rick Rock will come with the heat 9 out of 10 times but this one missed. The soft beat and the guy saying "stacks in my jeans.." gets ugly and it's a down point on the album. "Ridin In My Chevy" produced by Scoop DeVille is another bore fest, completely pointless and generic, one minute Snoop's trying to re-invent and the next he's on a bandwagon. "Why Did You Leave Me" produced by Polow Da Don is a slow and sad sounding track. The title speaks for itself and it's not too bad, but the chorus isn't good at all and screwed the feel up. "My Medicine" produced by Whitey Ford aka Everlast is kind of like "Cool" and "Sexual Eruption". It's an interesting experiment with nothing but acoustic guitars and country type singing but it's not going with anything on this album. The way I see it, how does this one fit in at all with let's say the introduction. If he wanted to do something that crazy he should have just done an entire album with things like "Cool" and "My Medicine".
Due to the fact that you have Pharrell one minute then Everlast, Charlie Wilson then Too Short, Kurupt then Raphael Saadiq. I mean talk about opposites, this is a mixtape not an album. Being the executive producer, Snoop should have cut this down to about 14-15 rather than 21 tracks. This release is way too overcrowded and although he had a great team on his hands and some nice appearances, it's not as good as it could be. Overall I have to give it a 3.5 rating instead of a 4.5, which it could have been had it not been so long.
The album starts with the typical forgettable interlude, then follows with "Press Play", which is ultimately forgettable as well. Snoop ignites the flame with "SD is Out", an undeniably catchy track in which you feel Snoop is at least somewhat in his element. Sure, it isn't the second coming by any means, but it works. "Gangsta Like Me" follows in the same boat as "SD is Out" - it is catchy, though not as great as some of the best songs appearing on 2006's THA BLUE CARPET TREATMENT. Similarly still, "Never Have 2 Worry" is solid, though not earth shattering. The background vocals are fantastic here and Snoop does still sound "relevant" if not 100% fresh this round. Finally, "Sexual Eruption" (or "Sensual" depending on the version), comes and revives some sense of true, inspired vitality within EGO TRIPPIN'. It is followed by another excellent track, "Life of Da Party" which features inspired guest turns from several rappers, with the standout being Too $hort. Snoop sounds like he has salvaged his image on this track more so than the earlier tracks. This track compares to the catchy nature that "Candy Drippin'" possessed on THA BLUE CARPET TREATMENT, which makes this one of the best tracks of EGO TRIPPIN'.
"Waste of Time" is decent as well, if not as strong as say 2006's "That's That Sh**". Either way, Raphael Saadiq sounds particularly strong and soulful here. "Cool", a remake of a Morris Day and the Time hit, is good, even if it seems like it shouldn't appear on this album. But then again, EGO TRIPPIN' lacks the cohesiveness of Snoop's best, as later shown by the laughable country turn Snoop makes on the horrific "Medicine Man". Aside from semi-standouts from "Been Around the World", "Make It Good", and the celtic sampling "Why Did You Leave Me", the rest of EGO TRIPPIN' is merely average. "Sets Up" features excellent production from the Neptunes, but it doesn't allure one like the very best Neptunes hit would (in this case 2004's "Drop It Like It's Hot"). "Deez Hollywood Nights" is completely catchy, though utterly rediculous in which Snoop states that "Leonardo Di Caprio keeps a bad h*" - honestly, what? "Staxx in My Jeans" and "Ridin' In My Chevy" also disappoint hardcore Snoop fans. It makes you question if Snoop really is still "relevant".
Overall, I don't know if I'd spend $15 again to buy EGO TRIPPIN'. Sure, it has its good moments, but it is much more flawed than most of Snoop's other albums. I guess even a great recording artist like Snoop is allowed one slip-up, but my advice to S.D. would be to get The Neptunes as well as the producers from THA BLUE CARPET TREATMENT to produce your next album as opposed to mostly Teddy Riley. Not knocking the production work, but I think Snoop has worked better with different collaborators. 3 - 3 ½ Stars.
To the fans- I am not sure if you will like this one. Maybe one or two songs are good out of 21 that's on there. That is bad. This album was a waste of studio time. Sorry.
Given that Snoop was testing the waters and slightly fails, he does pick back up his West Coast roots and does what he does best, which is party. The lead single really didn't make me buy this album, but the second single "Life Of The Party" featuring Mistah FAB and Too Short, did for me. Other tracks that were great were "Press Play" and "Neva Have 2 Worry". The latter is him explaining his Death Row days. "Those Gurlz" and "One Chance (Make It Good)" are other great songs that I enjoyed on this album.
I have to hand it to Snoop for trying something new. Being in the rap game since the early 90's and still going strong will have you comming up with some crazy ideas, good and bad. Most of the good ideas out weigh the bad, but it doesn't show here. Luckly he had the help of DJ Quik (whos due for an album), and Teddy Riley (where has he been?) helping out with the album, but Snoop might need to give Dr. Dre another call for a few beats. If you're real skeptical, listen to the audio samples and download the tracks that stood out. Peace.
Guest Appearances: B-
Musical Vibes: C-
Top 5 Tracks:
1. Life Of Da Party (featuring Mistah F.A.B. and Too Short)
2. One Chance (Make It Good)
3. Neva Have 2 Worry
4. Those Gurlz
5. Whateva U Do
1. Press Play