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  • Summary: Snoop's sixth LP features production work from The Neptunes and DJ Premier (among others), with guest appearances by Redman, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Jay-Z, and Ludacris.

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Beautiful
Ohh, ohh, oh, ohh, ohh (Oh, hoo) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ehh, oh yeah, there's something about you) Ohh, ohh, oh, ohh, ohh (Oh, hoo) Yeah, yeah,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. He's backed by the best production he's had since his Dr. Dre-helmed debut.
  2. Though Snoop Dogg never slipped from the charts, Paid Tha Cost to Be Da Bo$$ smacks of a comeback, and it's a great one.
  3. Of course, as far as production goes, it would be nearly impossible to top Doggystyle. However, Paid the Cost tries as hard as it can.
  4. One of his best-balanced albums in years.
  5. Vibe
    70
    The album's most compelling moments recall the Doggfather's early days. [Jan 2003, p.125]
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    A mess. [Feb 2003, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 4, 2018
    10
    This album is Snoop's best since Doggystyle, the beats are great and Snoop sounds damn bit better than he has in prior albums. This is almostThis album is Snoop's best since Doggystyle, the beats are great and Snoop sounds damn bit better than he has in prior albums. This is almost a classic, songs like Boss Playa or Pimp Slapp'd just kill and Beautiful isn't even the best song on the album. Definitely a 9/10 but I like it so much in my opinion it receives full marks. Expand
  2. maxc
    Nov 4, 2003
    10
    his phattest cd in ages
  3. MaartenD
    Feb 17, 2003
    9
    Masterpiece! Snoop Dogg's back on track!
  4. Andreas
    Mar 5, 2004
    9
    This is really funky. I love the "chill-songs" like Ballin' and Boss Playa, and the whole album is really solid, but it isn't as This is really funky. I love the "chill-songs" like Ballin' and Boss Playa, and the whole album is really solid, but it isn't as good as "tha last meal", which is classical. Snoop is the man. Expand
  5. bobm
    Apr 11, 2003
    9
    very strong beats and creates affective G-FUNK atmosphere on the surface a brilliant album with no flaws only problem is the lack of lyrical very strong beats and creates affective G-FUNK atmosphere on the surface a brilliant album with no flaws only problem is the lack of lyrical heroism with the dogg resorting to his usual 70's- pimp stylishnes Expand
  6. DarrenS
    Dec 30, 2002
    8
    Very good ... Polished ...

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