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THA LAST MEAL
« on: December 02, 2002, 12:43:05 PM »
Yes yes yall

Prince Tech back with another review for ya azz

When Snoop Dogg dropped Tha Last Meal on Dec 19, 2000
it was at a  turning point in his life.  His career had been slowly recovering from the disaster that was "Da Game...".

While "Da Game..."'s followup "NL Top Dogg" was Snoops worst selling album, it was a huge follow up, a step in the right direction.  After a couple memorable guest appearences on Dr. Dre's "2001", and a stellar album from his group Tha Eastsidaz, Snoop served up Tha Last Meal.

1. Intro  5/5
Dont usually rate intros, but Dre kills it on the beat....buncha bitches just singin for Snoop...great vibe..
and sets off the album in the proper way  

2. Hennesey N Buddah  5/5
Snoop always keeps it bangin on the first song of his albums, and this is no exception.  The best Dre produced joint on the album....Kokane flippin the script on the hook.
A pure banger that just gets you in the mood for dopeness

3. Snoop Dogg  3/5
I aint feelin this cut.  Timbalands beat was pretty wack, Snoops vocals save this track.

4. True Lies  3.5/5
(feat. Kokane)
A decent track...however, we expect better from Dre n Snoop.  Kokane does a good job on the hook.

5. Wrong Idea  4/5
(feat. Kokane, Bad Azz, Lil Half Dead)
Bangin beat+ dope guest apperances+ a dope snoop verse= a bangin track....very simple formula

6. Go Away 4.5/5
(feat. Kokane)
Meech kicks a thundering beat for this track....Snoop repeats a verse but its all gravy.  Kokane comes correct .
Just ya good ole Snoop banger.

7. Set it Off   3.5/5
(feat. MC Ren, Ice Cube, Kurupt, Rage, Nate Dogg)
I expected so much from this track.  I mean, dont get me wrong, look at the guest list, the beat was cool, and the song was not that bad.  But Dre shoulve produced this.
Rage and Ren saved this track.

8. Stacey Adams  3.5/5
(feat. Kokane)
Nice smooth chillin track.  Kokane kicks a sombre relaxing hook and Battlecat keeps it funky on the trizzack.

9. Lay Low  5/5
(feat. Tha Eastsidaz, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy, Master P)
DAMN!  I cant believe it!...No forget the amazing Butch vocals...the bangin Dre beat...the gangsta shit Tha Eastsidaz was spittin and Nate Dogg's great chorus....
DAMN...Master P actually spit a decent verse!!! :o

10.  Bring It On  4.5/5
(feat. Kokane, Suga Free)
Pamona's finest hooked up with the King of LBC.  So far, Suga Free has yet to disappoint me with a verse, and despite this being Kokane's 6th appearance....he still keepin it funky fresh.

to be continued,,,,,,
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

- Lewis Carroll
 

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2002, 12:53:04 PM »
11. Game Court
(feat. Mac Minista)
Great skit...Alot of yall dont like Mac Minista but Im a huge fan of him, Ill take him over Big Pimpin anytime.

12. Issues  5/5
Snoop just spittin some real shit in a sing song flow...and Meech kicks a real smooth beat.  One of my personal favourites on this album.

13. Brake Fluid  4/5
(feat. Kokane)
Another one for the bitches...this time Snoop tellin em to pump their brakes...Kokane's chorus here is one of my favourites,, the beat is kindy cartoony (re: real slim shady)
but everyone comes correct.

14. Ready 2 Ryde  4/5
(feat. Eve)
Both Eve and Snoop vibe off each other real good.  Scott Storch kicks a sick beat and let em do they thang.

15. Loosen Control  3.5/5
(feat. Soopafly, Butch Cassidy)
Its a smooth, chillin track with Butch harmonizing real smoothly on this bitch plus Soopafly again proves why he needs to be blowin up anytime now...

16. I cant Swim  3/5
The beat is cool....but other than that, i dont know what the fuck snoop was thinking

17. Leave Me Alone  5/5
Battlecat kicks a SICCCC beat and Snoop starts singin ..yeah thats right, he starts singin, I cant hate, he sounds dope, Ja rule can take some lessons.

18. Back up off me    2/5
(feat. Master P, Magic)
Dont get me wrong, this song aint that bad. Magic comes off dope and the beat is crunk,,,but it dont belong on this album not to mention Snoop sounds horrible on it

19.  Yall Gon Miss Me  5/5
(feat. Kokane)
My favourite song on the album, Scott Storch flipped a good sample on the Rolling Stones tip...and kicked a g funk synthed out beat that'll take ya back....plus Snoop spitin some real shit, going over his whole career.

Overall, this album was bangin, the process that began with NL Top Dogg and was continued by Tha Eastsidaz ends here (it sure as hell didnt continue till Paid the Cost..).  A great album, full of positive vibes, great beats and good ole fashioned west coast hip hop

4/5
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

- Lewis Carroll
 

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Re:THA LAST MEAL
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2002, 07:06:03 PM »
Great review, I completely agree, with the exception of "Leave me alone".
That's a skipper for me..
This album is good to have in these lacluster PTC-times..
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2002, 02:47:32 PM »
Spot on review. Everytime I listen to this album it gets better. Some of the songs show the producers at their absolute best, like Meech's Go Away and Jelly Roll's Wrong Idea. And doesn't everyone remember hearing the opening of Hennesey N Buddah and thinking "He's back on track..."?

Agree with you on every point bar two - one, Mac Minista over Big Pimpin'? Never. Won't hear it. Bring back that fly poet, I say. Two, and I'm sure people will shoot me down here, but Back Up Off Me is 5/5.  Just that one crunk Southern tune on the CD made it dope. No Limit ain't so bad in little doses.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2002, 07:10:49 PM »
Two, and I'm sure people will shoot me down here, but Back Up Off Me is 5/5.

Lemme just reload it..
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2002, 07:43:06 PM »
Well for the first time, I agree with Prince Tech...

Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal

1. Intro
2. Hennesey N buddah…One of Kokane’s best hooks and a dope ass Snoop flow.  5/5
3. Snoop Dogg (What’s my name pt.2)…This song is very different for a Snoop Dogg.  Production is terrible, but Snoop’s lyrics are decent.  2.5/5
4. True lies…A funny skit at the beginning asking Bill Clinton about Monica Lewinsky.  Smooth, laidback production a simple, but dope hook by Kokane.  Laidback flow.  4.5/5
5. Wrong idea…Good lyrics, nice hook and decent production.  3.5/5
6. Go away…Dope ass beat.  Snoop flows his ass off on this track.  Kokane’s got a hella tight chorus.  His humming and wailing in the background makes the song that much better.  5/5
7. Set it off…I’m not really feelin’ this beat.  It sounds like something is missing.  Lyrics are tight as hell, especially MC Ren’s verse.  3.5/5
8. Stacey Adams…Most laidback track on the album.  Kokane almost sounds drunk singing the hook and it sounds good as hell.  Snoop spits a hellafied laidback flow.  4.5/5
9. Lay low…Nice gangsta track with the Eastsidaz and Master P.  Everybody puts a tight verse.  Nate Dogg lays down a bomb ass chorus.  4/5
10.   Bring it on…Suga Free appears on the track and puts down one of his tightest flows.  Kokane changes the hook up and every other verse.  Dope Snoop flow.  A+ production.  5/5
11.   Game court…interlude
12.   Issues…Sounds like a freestyle.  It works well.  4/5
13.   Brake fluid…Strange beat and I’m diggin’ it.  Kokane lays down a crazy ass hook and I’m lovin’ it.  Snoop spits rhymes about his hoes.  4.5/5
14.   Ready 2 ryde…Collaboration with Eve.  Snoop surprisingly sounds comfortable flowing to this beat.  Decent track.  3/5
15.   Loosen control…A lighter type of production and different subject matter for Snoop about females.  Tight ass hook by Butch Cassidy.  4/5
16.   I can’t swim…Raw, angry flow.  The high-pitched voice is a nice touch to the track.  Wicked production.  4.5/5
17.   Leave me alone… Different style for Snoop.  He sings his rhymes, instead of rapping them.  The chorus by Snoop is the best part of the song.  3.5/5
18.   Back up off me…The only song with the classic No Limit down south production.  Too up-hype for this album and for Snoop’s album.  Definitely did not belong on the CD.  2/5
19.   Y’all gone miss me…The beat is reminiscent of G thang.  Snoop spits three passionate verses.  Kokane gives it the perfect touch with his hook.  5/5

OVERALL…4.5/10

Everybody thought the Snoop Dogg they used to know was gone and would never again return.  He represented well with this album and proved that he is on top of his game.  Top notch production and great hooks for the tracks.  Kokane was the perfect choice to lay down 8 choruses.  I love the hooks.  I think Kokane is what really make this album what it is, and Snoop's flow seems to be rejunvenated.  Great west coast production.
 

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2002, 09:33:42 AM »
Wrong idea 4.5
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2002, 02:26:13 PM »
Two, and I'm sure people will shoot me down here, but Back Up Off Me is 5/5.

Lemme just reload it..

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2002, 01:57:11 PM »
great review tech, this back when i actually liked snoop and had faith in him, got this album the day it came out and i bumped it forever it seemed like
 

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2002, 02:58:31 PM »
i hate on this album alot...but its good...but i cant stand kokane on all those tracks...after a while it becomes unbearable...and i cant even listen to it..kokane ruined it ...coulda been dope
 

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2002, 09:46:52 PM »
Kokane is what KEPT me listenin' to it....I was addicted to the Koke
 

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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2002, 10:00:37 PM »
i like this album in my opinion it's better than ptctbdb
 

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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2002, 12:50:18 PM »
Kokane is what KEPT me listenin' to it....I was addicted to the Koke
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

- Lewis Carroll
 

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2002, 05:24:36 PM »
Yo, Tech King, great review... You, dawg, have the skillzzzzzzz, hehe... Ever thought of becomin' a KritiK? huh? I agree w/ everythin, Kokane rocked, tha album was really good... 4/5 dat's wat it is... I really hated "I Can't Swim" w/ dis fuckin annoyin voice, wtf was dat? Snoop must have been really stoned when doin it... Chuuch!!!![/glow]
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2002, 12:45:56 AM »
Kokane is what KEPT me listenin' to it....I was addicted to the Koke

ah hell nah, for me he's what runied the album... besides a few tracks it sounds like he's just whining on the song... Snoop TOTALLY overused him...


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Here's a message to the youngsters today,standing by you can die - Nate Dogg - "One More Day"

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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2002, 10:40:59 AM »
Kokane is what KEPT me listenin' to it....I was addicted to the Koke

ah hell nah, for me he's what runied the album... besides a few tracks it sounds like he's just whining on the song... Snoop TOTALLY overused him...


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well said
 

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2002, 06:24:37 PM »
i agree with everyhting on there and uh god dam _That_Cracka_J OVERALL…4.5/10 i think u misprinted it there lol


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Kokane is what KEPT me listenin' to it....I was addicted to the Koke

gotta agree
 

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2002, 10:29:22 PM »
oh yeah....defo 4.5/5    my  bad!!!
 

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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2003, 12:38:29 PM »
I haven't been a fan of rap for too long (4 years or so) and this was the first Snoop album I got.It's bangin' and I loved it from day 1. It's only gotten better. Though I got quite some CD's by know,several classics among them, Last Meal is still my favorite to bump. Apart from 'back up off me' and 'game court' i can listen this from start to finish. A big 4.5/5 from me,for this album.
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2003, 03:45:35 PM »
i like this album in my opinion it's better than ptctbdb

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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2003, 05:32:59 AM »
i like this album in my opinion it's better than ptctbdb

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That was pretty obvious. Anyone got an other open door to kick in?
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2003, 07:54:30 PM »
i say 4.5/5...
 

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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2003, 04:50:53 AM »
Kokane is what KEPT me listenin' to it....I was addicted to the Koke

ah hell nah, for me he's what runied the album... besides a few tracks it sounds like he's just whining on the song... Snoop TOTALLY overused him...


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word...I'd say 3.5/5