The Most Tragically Slept On Album…

When you talk about singing rappers as much as I have then I need to acknowledge that singing and harmonizing are part of the foundation of rap music. Rappers have always wanted to be singers its just that none of them have the vocal ability. None except Nate Dogg.

Nate Dogg might not be in the MTV rotation ever, but when you put his catalog of Hip-Hop hits alongside any other sanger’s pop music hits Nate pwns the competition hands down. ‘The Next Episode’ is such a gangster song that I think they have an ASCAP agreement where a chick gets raped everytime the song gets played. What is better than a chick getting raped? Except maybe to the chick? Maybe.

Warren G’s ‘Regulate’ is another joint that Nate Dogg blazes with an untouchable verse. How many fools do you think get clapped at while the shooter sings the Nate Dogg verse? That is hardbody Hip-Hop. I’m not saying that falling in love with a stripper and buying said stripper drinks aren’t popular verses, but at the end of the day we all have to agree that buying shit for bitches is symptomatic of trick behavior. And doing shit for bitches just to get at some snatch is problematic (happy born day fam).

Nate Dogg represents that type of groove where you kick a broad out of your car if she even acts like she ain’t giving up the stanky dugout. Leave her ass right on the side of the highway. That shit is hilarious. Let that bitch call her boyfriend to come pick her up. Ha.

How many of you fucks with that 2.1.3. album? Please get familiar with that shit. Straight up gangster rhymes and smooth ass G-Funk beats. Nate Dogg spits his best Sammy Davis Jr. street crooner shit and Snoop Dogg is actually listenable. I don’t know why so many niggas still sleep on this album. I don’t. I play this shit all the time. You should too.


Gotta Find A Way


Joystick


Groupie Luv

  • http://myspace.com/akhilthebrownwonda BrownWonda

    “so fly” one of nate doggs best hooks and my fav 213 song

  • DV8

    must be everybody not on the West Coast who slept on it. That shit got major burn out here. That album is a classic. You should also checkout Ice Cubes last 2 albums, Warren G’s “In the Mid Nite Hour” and Turf Talk’s “West Coast Vaccine(The Cure)”. Those West Coast Classics where slept on as well (Maybe not so much Cube).

    • sthxdnn

      turf talk!! clasic?..sry dude..he too young and that album is too new to call it a classic..ice cubes last albums were my favorite albums he’s made next to lethal injection and the predator..warren g maybe…ur choices are makin me think that 8 means u 8 years old to choose them as classics

      • DV8

        are you even on the West Coast? Have you listened to Turf’s album? and what do you mean hes too young this is his 3rd studio album (no tellin how many street albums/mixtapes hes done)not comparing the 2 but wasnt Nas 18 when he dropped Illmatic, Outkast where around 18 when they dropped they 1st album, Dogg Pound where around 17-18 when they dropped they 1st album (all classics). Turf is in his mid 20′s so what are you talking about? Like I said on the West Coast those albums are classic. If your not from the West then I understand how you could disagree.

  • Arcey

    that was a banger in my book for sure!!! My favorite was “Another Summer” ft. Latoiya Williams…
    some real feel good music (on some Eddie Kendricks shit)

  • JAY STONE

    That album sucks !!
    The most slept on albums in the west coast are
    Tha Dogg Food and Regulate…G Funk Era

    • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

      How are those albums slept on and they both did multiplatinum sales? Most slept on west coast album? Probably Kurupt’s second album: “The Streetz Iz A Mutha” Either that or Ren’s “Kizz My Black Azz” Ep.

  • Enlightened

    You’re probably right. I can’t lie. I definitely slept on it, but it was because I read the interview before it came out and Warren G talked about how he didn’t do none of the beats because Snoop wanted to go in another direction.

    I’m like what the fuck? How can you have a 213 album with no Warren G beats? So I rebelled against that shit and never listened to it. I might have to go ahead and check it out.

  • ri067953

    Yeah, I like how Kanye ripped off Snoop and them buy looping up “Intimate Friends” and probably charging a grip for that song. I didn’t really care too much for this album because I really thought it was going to be a more soulful album. You know Snoop, Warren and Nate are into that old school soul and I thought the album would reflect that so in a way it was sort of a let down. I wanted that old 213 shit.

  • http://www.prettypancakes.com amar

    yeah nate dogg is definitely some chase your ex-gf down a highway while drunk out of your mind trying to kill the bitch type music.

    but i’m sleeping on this album cause i really don’t trust snoop dogg anymore. But if you say he’s listenable, maybe i’ll have to give it a second thought…how listenable are we talking? Cause snoop dogg’s been really annoying the shit outta me lately

    http://www.prettypancakes.com

    • BIGNAT

      IT’S A GREAT ALBUM IF YOU DON’T WANNA GET THE WHOLE THING AT LEAST GET THE SONG SO FLY. ALSO THIS ALBUM IS A COUPLE YEARS OLD SO THATS WHEN SNOOP WAS NOT ON THAT CRAZYNESS LIKE HIS LAST ALBUM.

  • capcobra

    for the sake of argument…..fast forward to 2018..ten years from now….soulja boy gon be 28…billy gon be retired and t.pain is gon be a legend…nate dogg is gonna be the west coast t.j swann……damn!

  • Bobo D

    Thank God some body has brought this album, this cd is constantly on rotation at my spot.
    No fillers, no skippers, just straight good music.

    Snoop’s rhyming is very smooth and outstanding, he’s rhyming just for the hell of it. And Warren G holds it down as well.

    Damn, when I heard about Nate Dogg’s trouble with his ex-girl all I could think about was the song “My Dirty Ho”.

  • Scott Scotch

    I listened to it and couldn’t get into it at all. But I like the “Groupie Luv” video.

  • HoHo

    criminally slept on

  • http://www.myspace.com/producerjamesmoore producer James Moore

    the next stop is the Eastsiiiiiiide moteeeeeeeeeeeeel
    I’m glad this post was made after that BS about T-Pain the other day

  • the r

    i have been saying this for years the production alone is worth the purchase…run on up = heat, this album came out in ’04…the last good year for hip hop

  • akaTheRealist

    I copped this album when I was in 6th grade, real talk. Thought I was the shit singing “Joysticc” around girls who had bodies I vaguely knew about it..if I only knew then what I know now..

  • BIGNAT

    HELL YEAH I GOT THAT JOINT I GIVE THAT SO FLY RINGER TO ALL THE JUMPOFFS. WHEN YOU HEAR NATE SAYING “SHE LET ME PLAY WITH HER HEART. I’M WORKING LATE I SAID I’LL SOON BE HOME. ALL THE WHILE THE GIRL WAS HOME ALONE. LET ME TELL WHAT SHE CRYING FOR (SNOOP)-WHYYYY BACK TO NATE. CAUSE I’M FLYYYYYYYYY (SNOOP)-YEAH HE SUPER FLY NATE DOGG BACK TO NATE DOGG OHHHHHHHHHHH I’M FLYYYYYYYYYY YEAH.

  • 619

    The most slept on album from that camp since the millenium was Tha Eastsidaz ‘Duces and Trays’. That shit was hard. Snoop’s last album was garbage. The worst I’ve heard. Letting Teddy Riley produce half of it was a big mistake, made most of it pop. Especially when he had production like DJ Quik, Terrace Martin, and Daz in the studio. Check out the new Dubb Union album. It dropped a couple months ago and it was decent.

  • Dwayne

    Hmmmmm….I actually own this album. I agree that it was slept on by the “buying” public. I am going to dust it off and give it a few spins.

  • Bopteest

    Hands down one of the best hip hop albums ever put out.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 MC

    YES,,co-sign–that sht was nice but like one of thge homie upstairs said..it’s because the ratings had fuck it up before it came out–but the trio cant be fuck with..all the sht you mentioned about Nate is TRUE -cant no one fuck with his style

  • balaramesh

    i dunno about this one. i listened to it about 4 times.

    i wouldnt put it over any roots or clipse albums.

  • latino heat

    i got this album when it first came out and besides I’m Fly and Another Summer, was very dissapointed. and i don’t know how people are saying the ratings fucked it up before it came out, xxl gave it a xl rating. anyway i’ll go back and check it out. maybe i missed something y’all heard.

  • kenny

    i expected this album to have that dogg pound click vibe .. anything that comes out of dpg has to have at least 12 affiliates on it ..for these guys more is always better .. they make better music when theyre vibing together .. thats why streets iz a murder is classic , thats why nate dogs g funk classics vol 1 and 2 are the classics. these 2 albums are the most slept on classics on the west for real.

  • G*SWIFT

    DAMN DA MOST SLEPT ON WEST COAST ALBUM IS KURUPT’S STREETZ IZ A MUTHA & WC(DUB CEE) 4 YA IDIOTS GULITY BY AFFILIATION AS WELL AS ICE CUBE LAUGH NOW CRY LATER IT’S SOME CLASSIC’S JUSS SLIPPIN FROM DA MASSES EARS DUE TO THE GAY POLITICS OF FRAUDALENT HIP – HOP CUZZ ALL MY REAL W/S G’Z KEEP IT CRAAACCIN 100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Invitado

    Nahhhhh Rass Kass Soul on Ice