Additional personnel: Daz Dillinger, Big Pimpin', Nate Dogg, Raphael Saadiq, Swoop G, Tha Dogg Pound, The Dramatics, Threat, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello, Warren G, Kurupt, Brad Wilk.
Snoop Dogg is one of hip-hop's most distinctive and original voices, and DEATH ROW'S GREATEST HITS is a definitive collection of his earliest, arguably most vital work for the titular label. Aided by the funky west coast production of Dr. Dre, Snoop emerged in the early '90s as a different kind of gangsta. He didn't shy away from drugs, violence, or any of the other elements of the thug life, but his smooth, relaxed, almost jazzy delivery very nearly transcended his gritty subject matter. From the manifesto "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang," the song that introduced him to millions of fans, to the ominous crime scenario of "Murder Was the Case," Snoop's unique, laconic style delights and intrigues, regardless of the darkness of the theme. This is a crucial document of hip-hop history.
Mixmag (1/01, p.61) - 3 out of 5 - "...Proper G funk from the coolest misogynist since Sid the Sexist..."
Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang - (From 'The Chronic')
Gin & Juice - (From 'Doggystyle')
Murder Was the Case - (remix, From 'Murder Was the Case Sountrack'))
Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None) - (From 'Doggystyle')