Ego Trippin'

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Ego Trippin'
Studio album by Snoop Dogg
Released March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07)
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 77:43
Label Geffen
Producer
Snoop Dogg chronology
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
(2006)
Ego Trippin'
(2008)
Malice n Wonderland
(2009)
Singles from Ego Trippin'
  1. "Sexual Eruption"
    Released: November 20, 2007 (2007-11-20)
  2. "Neva Have 2 Worry"
    Released: February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
  3. "Life of da Party"
    Released: March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11)
  4. "My Medicine"
    Released: June 14, 2008 (2008-06-14)
  5. "Those Gurlz"
    Released: July 22, 2008 (2008-07-22)

Ego Trippin' is the ninth studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg, released by Geffen Records on March 11, 2008.[1]

Background[edit]

The album was originally set to feature no guests and showcase Snoop Dogg only, hence the title "Ego Trippin'".[2] However, Snoop Dogg proved this concept untrue as he scheduled tracks with the likes of Charlie Wilson, among others.[3] All of the photography was taken at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Snoop's high school.

Snoop Dogg originally confirmed that Pharrell, Nelly and Charlie Wilson would appear on a track entitled "Feet Don't Fail Me Now", and that he also would like to work with Bono, Madonna and Mick Jagger as well. However, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" and none of the collaborations would make the final album cut except for Charlie Wilson's features. Collaborations with DJ Quik, Raphael Saadiq, Teddy Riley and Too Short were also scheduled for the album.[4] Snoop Dogg formed a production supergroup for the album called "QDT" (Quik-Dogg-Teddy).

Snoop Dogg spoke on working with Everlast for a country song called "Johnny Cash".[5] However, the track's title was changed to "My Medicine" with Everlast playing the guitar. Another track with Charlie Wilson and The Gap Band called "Can't Say Goodbye" was also confirmed for the album.[5] Snoop Dogg reminisced on the track stating, "This song makes me want to cry every time I hear it. It is a reflection of my life and how I have grown as not only an artist but also a man - it is about me staying true to where I came from while having to accept where I am in my life today, it's deep".[5]

Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson both performed 'Can't Say Goodbye' on American Idol's 'Idol Gives Back' Charity Performance. On July 29, 2008 BET's 106 & Park premiered Snoop Dogg's video for "Those Gurlz".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (71/100)[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau B−[8]
Entertainment Weekly B[9]
IGN (8.4/10)[10]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[11]
Okayplayer (83/100)[12]
Pitchfork Media (6.6/10)[13]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[15]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[16]

The album sold over 137,000 copies in its first week in the United States, debuting #3 on the US Billboard 200 chart. To date the album has sold over 400,000 copies. Rolling Stone said, "[H]is languorous rapping has a way of inspiring inventively freaky sounds from producers... Result: the best Snoop disc in years."[15]

Entertainment Weekly said, "All of Snoop's personalities make appearances on his ninth CD, Ego Trippin'....It's sentimental, it's fun... Maybe this old Dogg doesn't need any new tricks."[9] Vibe said, "Lead single 'Sensual Seduction' is an undeniable masterpiece of throwback funk."[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "A Word Witchya!" (Intro) Scoop DeVille 1:20
2. "Press Play" (featuring Kurupt) DJ Quik 3:48
3. "SD Is Out" (featuring Charlie Wilson) Teddy Riley 3:49
4. "Gangsta Like Me" (featuring Jamie Foxx) Teddy Riley 4:26
5. "Neva Have 2 Worry" (featuring Uncle Chucc) Snoop Dogg, Terrace Martin 4:18
6. "Sexual Eruption"   Shawty Redd 4:00
7. "Life of da Party" (featuring Too Short & Mistah F.A.B.) Scoop DeVille 4:23
8. "Waste of Time" (featuring Raphael Saadiq) Raphael Saadiq, Bobby Ozuna 3:33
9. "Cool"   Teddy Riley 4:01
10. "Sets Up" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:44
11. "Deez Hollywood Nights"   Nottz 4:39
12. "Whateva U Do"   Khao 3:46
13. "Staxxx in My Jeans"   Rick Rock 3:49
14. "Been Around tha World"   Snoop Dogg, Terrace Martin 3:36
15. "Let It Out"   Teddy Riley, Ron Fair 2:38
16. "My Medicine" (featuring Everlast) Everlast 2:40
17. "Ridin' in My Chevy"   Scoop DeVille 3:15
18. "Those Gurlz"   Teddy Riley, DJ Quik 4:00
19. "One Chance (Make It Good)"   Frequency 3:33
20. "Why Did You Leave Me" (featuring Chili Chil) Polow da Don, Hit-Boy 4:07
21. "Can't Say Goodbye" (featuring Charlie Wilson) Teddy Riley 4:07
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Allmusic.[18]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Germany[38] March 7, 2008
United States[1] March 11, 2008
United Kingdom[39] March 31, 2008

References[edit]

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  15. ^ a b Edwards, Gavin (March 20, 2008). "Snoop Dogg: Ego Trippin'". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow): 63–64. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on March 8, 2008. 
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