Editors’ Notes Though hip-hop devotees celebrated Snoop Dogg’s escape from the often creatively stultifying fold of No Limit records, Snoop’s first Master P free release, the sprawling and unfocussed Paid da Cost to be da Bo$$ was hardly the bracing comeback that Snoop fans were looking for. Though Snoop would not succeed in fully rediscovering his drum-tight cadences and effortless drawl until 2006’s The Blue Carpet Treatment, 2005’s Rhythm & Gangsta was a big step in the right direction.The best tracks handily beat anything that Snoop had put out since Tha Doggfather. As the title indicates, Rhythm & Gangsta is built around the shaky conceit that, having proven his mastery of the rap game, Snoop has set out to reinvent himself as a soulful crooner. When listening to Rhythm & Gangsta its best to ignore this notion entirely and skip past the snooze inducing R&B workouts that clutter the record to the surefire bangers. The skeletal clicks and whistles of the phenomenal “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and the vintage G-Funk of “Da Bidness” sport exceptionally tight rhymes from Snoop and production that hearkens back to Snoop’s glory days while remaining compellingly progressive.

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I Love to Give You Light
1
2:38
 
Bang Out
2
3:05
 
Drop It Like It's Hot (feat. Pharrell Williams)
3
4:26
 
Can I Get a Flicc Witchu (feat. Bootsy Collins) [feat. Bootsy Collins]
4
5:24
 
Ups & Downs (feat. Bee Gees)
5
4:04
 
The Bidness
6
3:28
 
Snoop D.O. Double G
7
4:01
 
Let's Get Blown
8
4:40
 
Step Yo Game Up (feat. Lil Jon & Trina) [feat. Lil Jon & Trina]
9
4:23
 
Perfect (feat. Charlie Wilson)
10
5:50
 
WBallz Interlude
11
0:21
 
Fresh Pair of Panties On
12
2:38
 
Promise I
13
3:17
 
Oh No (feat. 50 Cent)
14
4:01
 
Can You Control Yo Hoe (feat. Soopafly) [feat. Soopafly]
15
3:08
 
Signs (feat. Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake) [feat. Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake]
16
3:56
 
I'm Threw Witchu (feat. Soopafly) [feat. Soopafly]
17
4:22
 
Pass It Pass It
18
4:32
 
Girl Like U (feat. Nelly) [feat. Nelly]
19
4:35
 
No Thang On Me (feat. Bootsy Collins) [feat. Bootsy Collins]
20
4:40
 

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