Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

In all of the hoopla surrounding the release of Jay’s Kingdom Come, I never got around to writing about the new Snoop Dogg album, which came out the same day.

Er, at least not here. I reviewed it for my own site back when it leaked.

Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is the best Snoop Dogg album since Doggystyle in the same way that every new Stones album is their best one since Some Girls: it might be true or it might not be true. I’m not sure how much of a compliment it is either way.

I’m mainly familiar with the Snoop Dogg oeuvre going back to the days of Tha Last Meal, which I picked up on a whim in college. I’ve spent some time listening to it as well ass Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ and R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece – all of which, I think, have their moments.

Indeed a case could be made that Snoop’s albums have gotten better and better since he left No Limit, except I think some people may have been put off by the number of Neptunes beats on R&G, especially the one with Justin Timberlake.

For what it’s worth though, the Neptunes’ work on R&G > the Neptunes work since R&G.

Where as that album was mostly Snoop + Neptunes, here they’ve been reduced to contributing only two tracks – both of which I like better than anything on Hell Hath No Fury. Is it because producing for Snoop Dogg pays better than producing for the Clipse? Hmm…

Snoop’s old bag proprietor Dr. Dre contributes three tracks – two of which I found kinda meh, while one of which is the incredible “Imagine.” One of the other two flips the same sample Eminem used for “Stan,” while the other one supposedly sounds like something Fiddy Cent once did. Again, you have to wonder.

[Also, come to think of it, two other tracks on here were obviously leftovers from recent albums by E-40 and Akon. What in the hell?]

Content-wise, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment doesn’t strike me as being especially different than these last several Snoop Dogg albums. But I do think it’s better in the sense that the ratio of good songs to shit sandwiches has been increased. Except for maybe three or four real turds, you can just put this on and let it play.

At the end of the day, I suppose that’s what matters most anyway.

  • THE ONE

    fuck first

  • THE ONE

    Although I must say Snoop Is the shit.I mean Thats That Shit…

  • 420PURP

    WEST UP MUTHAFUCKAS!!!!

  • Flip

    You eat shit for breakfast?

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    da album is dope…west west y’all

  • j.o.s.e.(HIP HOP IS DEAD)

    blue carpet treatment is about as good a as kingdom come. but nothing is fucking with dipset christmas!! falalalala!!

  • gumer

    west siiiiiide!!!!!!!!!!

  • gumer

    byron go eat a shit sandwich

  • e aka the real norieaga

    This album is good but Snoop will never get back to early 90′s form

    The song with Justin Timberlake on R&G was dope though(no dipset christmas)

  • e aka the real norieaga

    My Ghetto Report Card>Laugh Now Cry Later > Cali is Active > Blue Carpet Treatment

  • Young A. Simmons

    Justin Timberlake’s album >>> Kingdom Come. (and i think KC is pretty decent)

    Blue Carpet is cool, couple a joints sounding real nice. Best since Doggystyle.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    You’re in an uncharacteristically (is that even a word?) good mood this week… Some of those St. Louis BGM holiday shoppers must be MILFs.

    In any event, I can’t get into Snoop the way I could when I was…uh…13-21. (No “Person who still watches the real world after they turn 18″). I kinda dig “That’s that shit” and I might download that “Imagine” track, but that’s as far as I’ll go.

    I still hate the fuckin’ Neptunes.

    UNO!

  • content

    Snoop could easily fit into that annoying voice catagory ya’ll got Wayne in. Haven’t heard the album though.

  • Ayo

    This album is good but Snoop will never get back to early 90’s form

    The song with Justin Timberlake on R&G was dope though(no dipset christmas)

    My Ghetto Report Card>Laugh Now Cry Later > Cali is Active > Blue Carpet Treatment

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Oh yeah.. I read those “Bol vs UGK” articles you did. How come you’re not funny anymore?

    Is it really more fun to make fun of me than to make fun of people that actually matter in the industry?

    I seriously doubt that, not as long as grown men are walking around in Hoodies that look like remnants of “Hollywood’s” wardrobe from the Mannequin movies. (no rupaul)

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    No way.. Weezy’s voice is the most annoying in rap today.

  • Ayo

    Doc ghostwrote “Imagine”

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    R&G Doesnt get the respect it deserves…
    Snoop>Jay-Z
    …Blue Carpet Treatment is the ish…

  • content

    Wayne’s got nasal issues but who from the Hot Boy’s doesn’t.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    True.

    Worst Rap Voices Today:

    1-Lil’ Wayne
    2-Jim Jones
    3-Chingy
    4-Tony Yayo
    5-Freeway

  • Ayo

    Is it really more fun to make fun of me than to make fun of people that actually matter in the industry?
    ^^^^^
    I’m sure its easier to make fun of you though

  • THE ONE

    Peedie Crack^^ Deserves to be on the annoyin voice list too.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Oh man… Yeah, his voice might actually be worse than Weezys..

    They probably puff on Helium in the booth.

  • content

    what about Field Mob. Those are some whinny fuckers too.

  • MIC RICH

    Dosen’t XXL have it’s on review column be a lil’ more creative BOL. Step your game up.

  • 2on2

    the only annoying voice in rap is lil boosie

  • rocafella

    jim jones got swagger yo dont hate that he has the #1 rap album. & nigga what you smokin jay-z is fuckin god compared to that skinny ho

  • Ayo

    Ugh

  • content

    Off the point (but who really cares on here)… i was listening to Rick Ross’ album for the first time (paying attention anyway) and he must say his name a thousand times on that shit.

    annoying as hell

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    lil boosie is annoying…

    But Blue Carpet wasn’t all that, Game’s album was better…

    YEAH I SAID IT!

    and CONTENT, ur a cum sponge- go to Tara’s blog or suttin…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I don’t mind Field Mob..

    I-20′s voice is dumb too..

    RICK ROWWWSSSSS…yeah, that gets annoying.

    Eminem’s “slim shady lp” voice & flow get irritating after like 2 songs, but he’s gotten better.

  • content

    @sonny cheeba
    Who the fuck carries over internet beef to the next day.

    Get a life. Go write a remix or something.

  • Meka Soul

    lil’ boosie doesn’t compare to that fruity nelly wannabe leg-pulling faggit from d4l.

    no david kopay.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Bol,

    The 3rd Dre isn’t a 50 song, it’s an old Busta song off of his 3rd lp. It’s called “Everybody Rise”.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Snoop’s 13 or so Doggystyle tracks > Any 13 tracks he’s done afterwards.

  • Meka Soul

    “everybody rise” > “”boss’ life.”

  • Meka Soul

    sam sneed’s “think u betta recognize” > any of snoop dogg’s albums after “doggystyle.”

  • Were Read 2 Def

    “Think About It” is an incredible song (no dj n-bred).

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  • SONNY CHEEBA

    @content, ur almost at Nbred’s level… the wack juice just oozes thru the screen…

    anyways, Doggiestyle > ANYTHING Snoop has drooped after

  • Ayo

    Chea

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Bob “Sparkplug” Holly

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Yo why d fuck did jive release HHNF today?????????
    Dem crackers aint playin fair at jive

  • CONTENT

    @sonny cheeba
    lol

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Bol = Tub of lard

    with dat in mind

    bat shit > lard

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    If yall like hood flicks rent “City of Men”..shyt is “hard” sonnnnnnnnn

  • Enlightened

    Also, come to think of it, two other tracks on here were obviously leftovers from recent albums by E-40 and Akon. What in the hell?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Stupid ass nigga. You are not qualified to write about rap music. People who really listen to the music and follow what’s going on and not listen to Red Hot Chilli Peppers or Radiohead or some shit, pick up certain things just by reading and listening to interviews – here’s something I picked up:

    That Candy song with E-40 was going on the Dogg Pound “Cali is Active” CD. Snoop liked it so much that he Puffied it from them niggas and it ended up on his album. That shit was never going on E-40′s album.
    Just because Rick Rock (do you even know who the fuck that is?) produced it does not mean it was supposed to go on E-40′s album.
    If you know anything about rap like a columnist should you’ll also know that Rick Rock was the producer that carried Jay-Z’s Dynasty Album.

  • Fernando

    Most underrated Snoop album = Tha Doggfather

    Doggystyle > Doggfather > Blue Carpet > Paid The Cost > The Last Meal > R&G

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Seal’s face > Bol face

    and with dat in mind

    my left wrinkled nut > Seal’s face

    and im outttttt..1NE playboizzzzzzzzz

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    ^Dogg father was wack

    Snoops’ song “Stacy Adams” on TLM > anything on doggfather

  • Fernando

    Bat Sh*T > Bol

  • Fernando

    Doggfather was tight. West Coast Style.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    ebaumsworld.com/2006/07/buttrocket.html

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    i’m waiting to see Bol’s myspace page or suttin, need more amo!

  • Fernando

    O.J (Wake Up) = Better than anything on last meal.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    anyone notice Bol has the “mexican mustache” of life!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Bat shit?

    WTF?

  • jacquez
  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Anyway..

    “Mon-Stars Anthem” > I dunno, a bunch of shit.

    Quittin’ time in NY.

    PEACE!

  • Ayo

    jiyea

  • The Originator

    Dipset Sucks!!!!!!!!

  • chizamp

    Damn…so bol does like black people?

  • Meka Soul

    that bugs bunny song written by jay-z > “NYthing” off kingdom come.

  • Ayo

    Ayo

  • Yo

    lol

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    C’mon Meka. Now you’re just hating.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Leave Me Alone (track 17 off TLM) > anything on doggfather

    lol @ bol’s whiskers

  • The Dza

    I love how Rey pretends to dislike Bol so much yet his writing style totally bites Bol’s. It’s so obvious that you secretly admire the dood and wish to one day become a blogger for XXL.

  • FRANK

    have to agree with this. snoop keeps sounding better every album but not better than doggystyle. and that is the curse of every rapper that ever put out classics. same thing will happen with nas’ hip-hop is dead…the n album.

  • az_side

    game and snoop album are great!!!! cant we say the west is back on top….well hopefully =) but i cant complain i like both albums….snoop broght back the old snoop we all love and game brought back the west again!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/corinnemq Corinne

    content Says:

    November 28th, 2006 at 3:35 pm
    Wayne’s got nasal issues but who from the Hot Boy’s doesn’t.

    Rey Says:

    November 28th, 2006 at 3:30 pm
    No way.. Weezy’s voice is the most annoying in rap today.

    ^^ I always thought his voice was pretty unique, he has a very raspy tone to it. But Chingy on the other hand, hands down, he killed Ballin for me.

    About Snoop, not a big fan but I still like “Vato”, hate all you want but I’m still listening to it.

  • Prince Of The South

    I love Jay music, but Snoop cd was better. I think that if Snoop can find one more superstar artist out there that the West might be able to come back. But to be real, Snoop been in for a long minute, which has to be applauded, but I think he’s running out of Gas. This cd was dope, but it got overshadowed with all the buzz around Hova new joint. If him and Game can go multiplatinum with their new cds, seriously doubt they’ll move past platinum with the industry in the slump it’s in, and they find another superstar artist then I think the West will be back on top.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Unfortuantely
    the most annoying voice in hip-hop is:

    THE D.O.C.
    (sorry bout the accident dawg-but its da trizzue)

  • Spark

    Bigg Snoop Dogg!!! Blue Carpet>Hell Hath No Fury. Snoop>>> The Game.

  • Spark

    WEEzy got kick in tha ballz once 2 many times – (no corinne) He gets the crown

  • EAST COAST

    JAY CD IS BETTER THAN SNOOP’S I AM SO SORRY TO RIP Y’ALL SNOOP FANS HEARTS OUT! SNOOP HAS ONLY HAD THREE CLASSICS TO ME. THA LAST MEAL WAS THE MOST RECENT ONE…THIS NEW ONE STILL SUSPECT TO ME. WELL LET ME JUST SAY THAT I HAVEN’T COMPLETELY HEARD IT, BECAUSE I AM LISTENING TO JAY RIGHT NOW…THAT KINGDOM COME IS FIRE!

  • EAST COAST

    BOL EAT A DICK FUCKIN’ HATER! JAY MIGHT HAVE REFUSED TO SIGN YOUR COUSIN’S HAT OR SOMETHIN’…WHY DO YOU HATE HIM SO MUCH?

  • EAST COAST

    SNOOP’S CLASSICS: DOGGYSTYLE, DOGGFATHER, AND THA LAST MEAL. END OF DISCUSSION!

  • Founder

    78th
    Blue Carpet Treatment > Kingdom Come

  • DEE

    Tracks 1-7 or so are dope on Blue Carpet Treatment.

    The track w/ Dre is nice as well.

    I wonder if Nas will outsell Snoop??

  • 11kap

    concentrate on what you like not what you don’t like. That’s a waste of time, plus it just causes more strife….not healthy.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    Worst Rap Voices Today:

    Ludacris

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Well, it looks like The Dza still has a crush on me.

    *sigh*

    For the billionth time: I’m flattered, but I’m not gay.

  • I_H

    Meka Soul Says:

    November 28th, 2006 at 5:23 pm
    that bugs bunny song written by jay-z > “NYthing” off kingdom come.

    WOW.

  • let the game begin

    blu carptet treatment realy nice album but something’s missing.

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com I Fux

    Belize Says:

    November 28th, 2006 at 4:39 pm
    If yall like hood flicks rent “City of Men”..shyt is “hard” sonnnnnnnnn

    ^^^ Yo the movie is City of God……….but there is a show on IFC calld City of Men and it is indeed hard

  • Ivan Drago

    Peedi Peedi > Juelz Santana

  • Ivan Drago

    Beans > Jim Jones

  • Ivan Drago

    therefore camron is the worst rapper evar, or something like that…

  • triplesixninja

    lil boosie may have a high pitched voice but him, webbie, and ugk are the hardest in the game right now.

    and i done jacked a lot niggaz on tha cool thought he had 20 lbs but i sold him rabbit food

  • http://SOURCE.COM ONE

    STOP STEALING MY FUCKING NAME I’M THE ONE ALL YOU OTHER NIGGAS IS JUST BITE’N.GET OFF MY SACK…….

  • OGEE42

    Doggfather>doggystyle>last meal>top dogg>t b c t>murder was the case sdtk.>anything by anybody after 2004!!!!

  • Tic Tacc

    I only like 2 songs which are Gangbang 101 & Round Here

  • tha young nigga

    Bigg props to Snoop another westside classic.The bay area needs to get in on this real west coast shit.Stop trying to do things the south way.The south don’t want us to make their records they wanna here the real west WAKE UP.

  • jenna

    are u kidding? freeway & peedie crakk do not have irritating voices- matter fact freeway is cold as hell..wake up

  • jenna

    i think i copped every new cd “major” hip hop/rap cd except this one and lil scrappy’s…i just figured it would be weak but i might check it out now. thats that is irritating, though. his band performace of that song has been stuck in my head ever since i saw it, it sounded corny as hell!..lil sax’s in the background n shit..and no r. kelly..haha..snoop

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    boosie is the best rapper alive, and you can’t speak what boosie speak cause boosie speak the real!

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  • Sincere

    Up there yall talkin worst voices in rap none of yall mentioned juelz santana, young jeezy, or unk i cant listen to them there so f*ckin annoying

  • TheRefriedMexican

    THIS IDIOT WENT TO COLLEGE?! COULD OF FOOLED ME

    I’M THE 100th COMMENT
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