Review of CDs ’20 to Life’ and ‘Tha Dogg Pound: Doggy Bag’

Soon, you’ll know why the name of this CD is entitled 20 to Life: Rare and Dangerous, Vol. 1: it is very criminal.

Most of the tracks on this record have lyrics that includes sex and pimpin’, which is what the hip-hop genre were mostly about during its latter years; there are a couple of sounds that are too explicit to say here, but you can figure it out when listening to the CD.

There are a couple of songs, though, that stands out, such as “3 Wishes” by Jewell and “This Type of Flow” from Soopafly.

However, Tha Dogg Pound: Doggy Bagg is much better. Pretty much almost every song on this record really moves and flows due to the sound of the legendary Doggfather of Hip-Hop known as Snoop.

In the era ruled by American Idol, The Voice, and Justin Bieber, it is such a shame of the possibility of these CDs not ever reaching a mainstream audience – except those remained faithful and loyal to Death Row since its heyday over a decade ago.

It may forever stay a mystery as to why 20 to Life and Tha Dogg Pound remained in the Death Row Vault until now.

But, as I said before, it is very criminal.

Garrett Godwin is an entertainment journalist, who writes for NewsBlaze about television and people in the entertainment industry, from his home state of Michigan. Contact Garrett by writing to NewsBlaze.