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  • Summary: The 13th studio release for the rapper was produced by Pharrell features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Gwen Stefani, T.I., Charlie Wilson, and Stevie Wonder.
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California Roll
Baby you could be a movie star, hey (in Los Angeles) Get yourself a medical card, yeah (in Los Angeles) Cause that's how California rolls They do the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    May 11, 2015
    83
    [Snoop Dogg] deftly absorbs Pharell's energy, expanding his own cult of personality to the point that he eclipses almost everyone else along for the ride, including Stevie Wonder and Gwen Stefani. [15 May 2015, p.56]
  2. May 11, 2015
    80
    Bush is a high five of an album, made for hydraulic cars and throbbing dancefloors, delivered, in typical Snoop style, as if from a fur-lined throne overlooking a pool party.
  3. May 13, 2015
    80
    Overall, Bush is a fun and enjoyable listen from start to finish with the album’s retro imagery brought to life by Snoop Dogg and his slick persona.
  4. May 12, 2015
    70
    From the moment opening track "California Roll" hits its "Drop It Like It's Hot"-ish bass line, Bush is a pleasant stroll down memory lane.
  5. 70
    Snoop takes a surprising back seat, singing low in the mix and seldom rapping--an odd decision, but it works and when Bush is good, it’s an absolute joy.
  6. May 14, 2015
    60
    There isn’t anything outright offensive to the senses, but if you are a bit of curmudgeon Bush might strike you as a little corny.
  7. May 12, 2015
    40
    All of the things that made Snoop Snoop--his effortless, laconic flow, clever wordplay, and narrative skills--are almost completely absent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. May 13, 2015
    10
    Incredibly detailed, layered and generally stellar production from Pharrell, with Snoop sounding rejuvenated and truly invested in theseIncredibly detailed, layered and generally stellar production from Pharrell, with Snoop sounding rejuvenated and truly invested in these tracks. This album is the definition of cohesion, each track effortlessly flow into the next and always grabs the listeners attention with the rhythms and melodies. The lyrical content may be repetitive from Snoop, but the writing is by no means bad. These tracks all have memorable lines and choruses that accompany the production and succeed in evoking smiles and chuckles from the listener. The features are used to enhance a record, acting almost as an instrument themselves such as the legendary Stevie Wonder on the track 1 "California Roll" a highlight of the album. This album doesn't have fillers weighing down the album's run time and it's Snoops best album since 'R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece' which also features stand-out moments between Pharrell and Snoop. I understand that many won't feel this rating but I'm basing this on the musicality of the production, memorable lyrics and how entertaining it was for me. I definitely recommend this to anyone reading this, just don't go into this project expecting Snoop to be spitting 16s as the album's whole concept is Snoop and Pharrell reviving 60s and 70s funk, an interesting concept even before listening to the record and even better once you press play. Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2015
    9
    Very good album produced by Pharrell with great melodies, a new style of music coming from snoop, but all songs very similar to each other,Very good album produced by Pharrell with great melodies, a new style of music coming from snoop, but all songs very similar to each other, but, Its always good try new stuff Expand
  3. May 25, 2015
    8
    I've liked snoop dogg for years and watched him change and grow as an artist. I've noticed snoop raps and croons on alot of his rap albums andI've liked snoop dogg for years and watched him change and grow as an artist. I've noticed snoop raps and croons on alot of his rap albums and he's got the skills. But this album caught me by surprise. I love the super laid back snoop singing over those smooth jazz tracks... Great music to just kick back and chill to. To me this is a breath of fresh air. Also special shout out to snoops last effort "reincarnated" snoop lion, that was really good as well in a different way. Expand
  4. May 15, 2015
    8
    This album is sonically amazing, pharrell produced his ass off on this album, if you go into this close minded you wont enjoy it at all. At 10This album is sonically amazing, pharrell produced his ass off on this album, if you go into this close minded you wont enjoy it at all. At 10 songs each song flows perfectly into each other creating a great listening experience Expand
  5. Jan 13, 2016
    7
    This album is so groovy, so funky , certainly gets you up on your feet to dance your ass off. Snoop Dogg is a living legend and besides hisThis album is so groovy, so funky , certainly gets you up on your feet to dance your ass off. Snoop Dogg is a living legend and besides his stoner persona he has offered a lot to the black sound Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2015
    7
    Yes, the songs are all similar. Yes, Snoop got lazy and so did Pharell. But that doesn't mean the songs are bad. They're all extremelyYes, the songs are all similar. Yes, Snoop got lazy and so did Pharell. But that doesn't mean the songs are bad. They're all extremely listenable. There are plenty of great funk influences to be found hidden amongst Pharell's layered production. Snoop flows through each track like a puff of smoke, and some of the features are particularly good. I wish they did more with Stevie Wonder, but what he did do was ground "California Roll" in an element of soul. Personal favourite on here has to be "This City" - the lyrics aren't out-of-this-world but the instrumental is by far the best you'll find on the entire album. Expand
  7. May 14, 2015
    0
    once again, snoop dogg displaying his mid life crisis for everyone to see. sit down in an old folks home somewhere. im listening to his noonce again, snoop dogg displaying his mid life crisis for everyone to see. sit down in an old folks home somewhere. im listening to his no limit catalogue and its much better than this garbage. Expand

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