HERE ARE SOME NEW PRODUCERS AND NEW NAMES FOR SNOOP ALBUMS
7 Days of Funk, Snoop’s latest album under the name Snoopzilla, is a short exploration of a theme with a single producer, Dam-Funk. The two wanted to get as far back to George Clinton as they could, and they did! here are few more EP-length projects snoop could do if he wanted to go all auteur again.
1. CHURCH, WITH THE PILLAR AND DEFENDER OF THE HOLY HUSTLE, THA DOGGFATHER AND BIG K.R.I.T.
if you’re scared, go to church. that’s been the Snoop motto since he jumped on Ice Cube’s “Go to Church.” Snoop, who really hasn’t been called Tha Doggfather for way too long, is primed to explore the theme on his own. and who better to supply the beats then the super-religious Big K.R.I.T.? If Snoop wanted to provide the grit while K.R.I.T. gave the Mahalia Jackson shine to the project, it’d make the angels cry.
2. THA DOGG STAYS IN THE PICTURE, WITH HOLLYWOOD SNOOP AND CHILDISH MAJOR.
For someone based out of Southern California, and as someone who’s appeared in quick a few pictures himself, Snoop has never really played with the idea of movies on a track. Dirty producers, mob deals with the production crew: the idea of Snoop making a fictional movie on wax is almost too good to imagine. Childish Major would be a great partner for the project—his beats often resemble harsh, yellow spotlights that can move in and out of focus at a moment’s notice. one minute they’re making you look like a king, the next they’re blinding you.
3. NEW YORK STOMPIN’ WITH SNOOP DOGG BLASIO AND EL-P.
The internet killed any idea of coastal rap feuds, but it’s worth remembering that Snoop Dogg is one of the central players in the early 90’s wars and came out smelling like a rose. This album’s title comes from his appearance in Tha Dogg Pound’s infamous “New York, New York” video, where he, as a giant, knocked over a New York skyscraper. El-P might not be the obvious choice for Snoop’s trip back, but the moment’s between El’s intensity are filled with deep inhales and exhales. If he could make five or six track capturing those moments, Snoop would have the perfect gas for a spin around the post-Bloomberg technocracy.
4. CALVIN, WITH CALVIN BROADUS AND RICK RUBIN.
Just Snoop and an acoustic guitar. Singing songs like “My Medicine.” 20 million sold, every single Grammy. That’s how g’s get real.
MARY J. BLIGE AND THE MOST PERFECT VERSION OF A DISCLOSURE SONG IMAGINABLE
Disclosure’s Settle was one of 2013’s best albums—as it captured the feelings of ‘90s house and ‘70s disco in a new package. It was packed with guest vocalists, and songs that were ready made to level a concert crowd. The group has been doing just that on tour, recently finishing a three-night stand in New York that included a show-stopping appearance from R&B diva Mary J. Blige.
If you spent parts of Settle wondering what it would sound like with even bigger-voiced guest vocalists, wonder no longer: Mary J. Blige levels this take of “F for You,” pointing her towards a clear new career singing over dance productions. She’s so good at this, she makes the original version seem boring. Watch the fan-shot video above.