Sometimes you need a dose of classic West Coast music. Luckily, the onset of 2018 seems to have sparked a flurry of western activity, with drops from Nipsey HussleSnoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger holding it down for the set. Today, hip-hop all-star-game MVP Snoop delivered 220, and the title track proved a highlight. Featuring former Eastsidaz collaborator Goldie Loc, "220" evokes memories of Dr. Dre's Tha Last Meal cuts, with low-octave piano and a bouncy low-rider rhythm. Lyrically, Snoop opts to remain in his comfort zone, but that's far from a negative.
Though he's become somewhat of a cultural darling, Snoop wastes little time in reminding listeners of his gangsta roots. "I'm poppin' at 'em from a distance, but I'm persistent," raps Snoop. "That's some 20 crip shit." If you remember Snoop's run in the early millennium, you'll no doubt recognize Goldie Loc, who holds it down for a solid guest verse.
I'm shootin' like I just started
But I'ma walk up in this motherfucker cold-hearted
I know you n****s don't see me as much as you'd like
'Cause I'm out gettin' money when I'm rockin' the mic