December 18, 2006 12:00 PM

Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

After the hot R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece he dropped in 2004, Snoop’s latest feels relatively tepid. The Doggfather, giving these tracks his usual gangsta/pimp treatment as guests like R. Kelly, Ice Cube and Jamie Foxx come to kiss the ring, seems to be running low on fresh ideas: “Round Here” even samples the same Dido song (“Thank You”) that Eminem used so memorably in 2000’s “Stan.” But he does find novel inspiration from his Snoop Youth Football League on the playful “Beat Up on Yo Pads.”

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