The tracks on this compilation cover 1998 through 2002, a period filled with plenty of artistic, commercial, and personal ups and downs for Snoop Dogg. It's simply a selection of highlights from Da Game Is to Be Sold Not to Be Told, No Limit Top Dogg, Tha Last Meal, and Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$. Priority thankfully resisted the temptation to throw in a couple exclusives, so it cuts right to the chase, offering a pretty even spread between the four albums, rendering them all but obsolete for casual fans. The only missing chart entries from this phase: two tracks from tha Eastsidaz's self-titled album, along with a track each from the Dr. Dolittle 2 and Baby Boy soundtracks. Though Snoop was responsible for plenty of filler on each of the albums, few MCs have pulled off such a range of work with such a high level of finesse, from the Premier-produced "The One and Only" (raw, in your face) to the Neptunes-produced "Beautiful" (smooth, laid-back). A lot of people -- fans and haters alike -- declared Snoop's career dead once the disastrous first No Limit album came out, so the MC himself must feel at least a little vindicated that this set exists.
Review by Andy Kellman
|2||Snoop Dogg (What's My Name, Pt. 2)||4:03|
|5||Down 4 My N's||3:45|
|6||From the Chuuuch to da Palace||4:45|
|8||Still a G Thang||4:19|
|13||The One and Only||3:50|
|15||Gin & Juice II||3:36|
|17||Ride On/Caught Up!||4:41|
|18||G Bedtime Stories||2:15|
|19||Hell Yeah (Stone Cold Steve Austin Theme)||3:38|
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