R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

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  • Summary: This self-proclaimed masterpiece from the veteran rapper features production work from The Neptunes. Other guests include Nelly, Bootsy Collins, and those old hip-hop standbys, The Bee Gees.

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Drop It Like Its Hot
Snooooooooooop Snooooooooooop When the pimp's in the crib ma Drop it like it's hot Drop it like it's hot Drop it like it's hot When the pigs try to... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. A little bit less filler and the album would have really lived up to its name.
  2. Rhythm and Gangster is right up there with his best while being riskier than anything before it.
  3. Los Angeles Times
    75
    It sure sounds good. [21 Nov 2004]
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    It's as if he's making cameos in his own songs. [3 Dec 2004, p.87]
  5. Blender
    60
    His flirtations are mostly asinine, autopilot-Lothario stuff... but his voice is, as always, a hypnotic melt of menace and charisma. [Dec 2004, p.145]
  6. R&G is about seven to eight tracks overweight, but appearances from Nelly, 50 cent and the album's closer won't disappoint.
  7. A sad stab at gimmicky duets with Justin Timberlake and obnoxious production by The Neptunes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. martinw
    Feb 17, 2005
    9
    alot better than i thought it would be.one of his best.i've read the critics and i believe they are too critical and probably dont like alot better than i thought it would be.one of his best.i've read the critics and i believe they are too critical and probably dont like snoop.good album stand out track for me 13.promise I Expand
  2. Smith
    Dec 14, 2004
    9
    Great CD..
  3. stephs
    Jan 25, 2005
    9
    One of the few CD's i can listen to without pressing "SKIP" every other song. Well put together and generally entertaining
  4. DareA
    Nov 23, 2004
    7
    that funkadelic gangster sound really puts this cd up there! Snoop redefines gangster in this cd! the only thing i dont like bout the album that funkadelic gangster sound really puts this cd up there! Snoop redefines gangster in this cd! the only thing i dont like bout the album is that snoop went a lil bit too commercial. Justin on your album snoop! WHY? Expand
  5. bradb
    Mar 6, 2005
    7
    pretty goos cd. nice beats and production by the neptunes. just a note - Snoop was born in 1971, which makes him 34 not fourty something.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Nov 24, 2004
    7
    His Cd is AIGHT.
  7. SteveJ
    Jan 31, 2005
    2
    Starts ok with track 1 then descends into mediocrity by track 2 and continues with consistently thereafter

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