Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My 23rd favorite album of all time


Another release from Death Row Records makes my list. I kinda went back and forth regarding which slot it would take, surprisingly, lol. After contributing to "The Chronic", "Doggystyle", and the "Murder Was The Case Soundtrack", it was time for Daz and Kurupt to release their 1995 debut. This was another anticipated release from the label and as far as I'm concerned, expectations for this album were met and exceeded. Kurupt was still in top form on the mic at this point, with Daz right behind him, also good on the mic and great behind the boards (Daz was underrated as a producer even then). Their chemistry with each other was very good. "Dogg Pound Gangstaz" is one of the illest album openers I've ever heard, followed by the equally awesome "Respect". The song (and video) "New York, New York" garnered some controversy, however, with hindsight being 20/20, it's a very good song. The rest of the album is straight fire throughout, no filler that I can think of. Although they would release other albums together over the years, subsequent albums pale in comparison to "Dogg Food".

Rating- 5 stars

5 favorite songs- Respect, Dogg Pound Gangstaz, Reality, Cyco-Lic-No (B**** A** N*****), and New York, New York

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