Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss (Explicit Version) CD (2002)

Artist: Snoop Dogg

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by pinkky19 on 3/4/2003

Snoop Dogg has come back with a different sound. It's more Hip Hop then Rap. The best songs are "From Tha Chuuch To The Palace", "Pimp Slapp'd", "Beautiful", & "Paper'd Up".

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Label Priority Records
SKU 60580207
UPC 724353915728
UPC 14 00724353915728
Format CD
Release Date 11/26/2002
Author Snoop Dogg
Compilation Appearance AUTHENTIC [Vinyl Record]
Associated Artist/Work A.M.X.
Associated Artist/Work Bass, Lance
Associated Artist/Work Big Time Rush
Associated Artist/Work Bobby Anthony
Associated Artist/Work Cube, Ice
Associated Artist/Work D?m-Funk
Associated Artist/Work Derulo, Jason
Associated Artist/Work Dillinger, Daz
Associated Artist/Work Drama (DJ Drama)
Associated Artist/Work Dre, Dr.
Associated Artist/Work Fredwreck
Associated Artist/Work Guetta, David
Associated Artist/Work JT The Bigga Figga
Associated Artist/Work Kelly, R.
Associated Artist/Work Khalifa, Wiz
Associated Artist/Work Kurupt
Associated Artist/Work Lil Wayne
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Quick, DJ
Associated Artist/Work RBX
Associated Artist/Work Rule, Ja
Associated Artist/Work Typhoon
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Aron; Andrew Coleman
CatalogID 5391572
Lable Name Priority
Released 11/25/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 79m : 1s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724353915728
Musical Guests
Nate Dogg
Pharrell Williams
The Lady Of Rage
Charlie Wilson
Warren G
The Dramatics
Latoiya Williams
Lil 1/2 Dead
Mr. Kane
Traci Nelson
Goldie Loc
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Latoiya Williams, Jay-Z, Soopafly, Nate Dogg, The Dramatics, Lil' Half Dead, Uncle Charlie Wilson, Mr. Kane, Traci Nelson, Goldie Loc, E-White, Redman, Warren G, Lady Of Rage, Ludacris, RBX.
Producers include: E-Swift, Jelly Roll, The Neptunes, Just Blaze, LT Hutton.
"Beautiful" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and for Best Rap Song.
Personnel: Shy Felder, Traci Nelson (vocals, background vocals); Chris Sholar, Marlon Williams (guitar); Fredwreck Nassar (flute, Fender Rhodes piano, Moog synthesizer); Brian Horton (flute); B Real (congas); E-White, Mamie Gunn, Snoopy Collins, Jelly Roll (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Aron; Eddie Sancho ; Ken Lewis ; Jelly Roll ; Patrick Viala; Richard Huredia; Fredwreck Nassar.
Recording information: Chuuuch; Dogg House Studios; Fred's Crib; Mastersound Recording Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; The Neptunes' Studio.
Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Unknown Contributor Roles: L.J. Reynolds; Ron Banks .
On PAID THA COST, Snoop Dogg delivers plenty of the kind of visceral, sensuous, West Coast G-Funk that we've come to love him for. The most blatant example is "Stoplight," which samples and nods to P-Funk's ubiquitous "Flashlight," but somehow ends up sounding more like vintage Rick James gone hip-hop. Though his vintage beats and loopy sense of humor complement that sound perfectly, he doesn't leave things at that. The honey-sweet vocals of LaToiya Williams lend a melodic, slow-jam R&B flavor to the mellow "I Believe in You." A love song from Snoop? Believe it. "Ballin'" features the old-school vocal-harmony soul that's always been close to Snoop's heart, courtesy of the Dramatics. "From tha Chuuuch to Da Palace" ups the humor ante by including a lascivious adaptation of "Buffalo Gals." What's curious is that the already laid-back Snoop often seems to retreat from the spotlight on this album, letting the production and special touches occupy the forefront. Perhaps it's just that he's already proven himself so thoroughly that he's ready to go where no rapper has gone before--egolessness.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.67) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Snoop stretches his silky flow over tracks by underground ace Hi-Tek and the unstoppable Neptunes..."
Spin (2/03, p.100) - 8 out of 10 - "...The most spirited pop record of his career....PAID THA COST is Snoop unleashed..."
Entertainment Weekly (12/13/02, p.82) - "...Snoop is reborn, a gangsta rap granddaddy in recline..." - Rating: A-
Uncut (01/03, p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...He treads a line between loving monogamy and club bangers, emphasizing accessibility throughout..."
Vibe (1/03, pp.125-6) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...His wordplay is still as nimble and quick as ever, giving the beats a beat down with newfound urgency..."
Disc 1
1 Don Doggy
2 Bo$$ Would Like to See You, Da
3 Stoplight
4 From tha Chuuuch to da Palace
5 I Believe in You
6 Lollipop
7 Ballin'
8 Beautiful
9 Paper'd Up
10 Wasn't Your Fault
11 Bo$$ Playa
12 Hourglass
13 One and Only, The
14 I Miss That Bitch
15 From Long Beach 2 Brick City
16 Suited n Booted
17 You Got What I Want
18 Batman & Robin
19 Message 2 Fat Cuzz, A
20 Pimp Slapp'd

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