Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss
|Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss|
|Studio album by Snoop Dogg|
|Released||November 26, 2002|
|Snoop Dogg chronology|
|Singles from Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss|
Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (stylized as Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$) is the sixth studio album from American rapper Snoop Dogg, released in 2002. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 1,300,000 copies worldwide. This is his first album from his departure from No Limit Records.
There were two singles releases that were followed by videos for TV promotion. Although both "From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" and "Beautiful" feature Pharrell, he was only featured in the latter video shoot that took place in Brazil. They were directed by Bucky Chrome and Chris Robinson respectively, and also there are two street videos embedded in Snoop Dogg's Boss Playa - a day in the life of Bigg Snoop Dogg DVD, namely "Boss Playa" and "Pimp Slapp'd", both directed by Pook Brown, and there's also a third one made for the "That's the Shit", and a fourth one that can be seen in the Doggystyle porn DVD ("You Like Doin It Too") however these tracks are from the later unreleased project version of the album.
Thanks to the Brazilian eye-catching carnival-like scenes of the "Beautiful" video, the song became an instant hit and charted in almost every major country all around the world, helping the album to achieve Gold in 6 weeks and Platinum within four months. It reached the 60th spot on the LAUNCH Music Videos Top 100. The album has six announced pre-released versions with different CD covers and several tracks not included in the final list.
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- Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 - "Snoop stretches his silky flow over tracks by underground ace Hi-Tek and the unstoppable Neptunes."
- Spin - 8 out of 10 - "The most spirited pop record of his career....Paid Tha Cost is Snoop unleashed."
- Uncut - 3 stars out of 5 - "He treads a line between loving monogamy and club bangers, emphasizing accessibility throughout."
- Vibe - 3.5 out of 5 - "His wordplay is still as nimble and quick as ever, giving the beats a beat down with newfound urgency."
On March 24, 2003 a lawsuit was filed against Snoop Dogg, in which a Californian man (who kept his anonymity for security reasons) claimed that his life was endangered after the rapper had included, without his permission, a 50 second phone message the plaintiff had left in the album's last track, titled "Pimp Slapp'd". The message made fun of then Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, ex-producer of Snoop Dogg and in jail at the time for the MGM arena mayhem, supporting Snoop Dogg in the rivalry between him and Knight. The man identified as John Doe left a voice message for Snoop last October, and for months was unaware that it had been included as part of a song on the album.
After hearing the track himself, the plaintiff called Snoop and inquired about the message's inclusion, to which he replied "because it was so real." John Doe, who was identified on the answering machine as Jim Bob, insisted the album be recalled and cancelled for distribution in its current form. The plaintiff lives in Compton as does Knight, who is known to still have affiliations with the Bloods gang. He stated in court papers that he had been threatened verbally several times and that he fears his and his mother's life due to Knight's close proximity. The judge dismissed a lawsuit for common law appropriation of voice and intentional infliction of emotional distress on February 3, 2004 because privacy can not be maintained while leaving a message on another's recording device.
|2.||"Da Bo$$ Would Like to See You"||E-Swift||1:59|
|4.||"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" (featuring Pharrell)||The Neptunes||4:40|
|5.||"I Believe In You" (featuring Latoya Williams)||Hi-Tek||4:34|
|6.||"Lollipop" (featuring Jay-Z, Soopafly and Nate Dogg)||Just Blaze||3:48|
|7.||"Ballin'" (featuring the Dramatics and Lil' Half Dead)||Battlecat||5:19|
|8.||"Beautiful" (featuring Pharrell and Charlie Wilson)||The Neptunes||4:58|
|9.||"Paper'd Up" (featuring Kokane and Traci Nelson)||Fredwreck||3:50|
|10.||"Wasn't Your Fault" (featuring Ginuwine)||L.T. Hutton||4:30|
|12.||"Hourglass" (featuring Kokane and Goldie Loc)||Jelly Roll||4:20|
|13.||"The One and Only"||DJ Premier||3:49|
|14.||"I Miss That Bitch" (featuring E-White)||Hi-Tek||3:12|
|15.||"From Long Beach 2 Brick City" (featuring Redman and Nate Dogg)||Fredwreck||3:43|
|16.||"Suited N Booted"||Meech Wells, Keith Clizark||3:16|
|17.||"You Got What I Want" (featuring Goldie Loc, Ludacris and Charlie Wilson)||Jelly Roll||3:36|
|18.||"Batman & Robin" (featuring the Lady of Rage and RBX)||DJ Premier||5:03|
|19.||"A Message 2 Fat Cuzz"||1:40|
|20.||"Pimp Slapp'd"||Josef Laimberg||5:42|
|21.||"Mission Cleopatra" (featuring Jamel Debbouze)||Daz Dillinger||3:51|
- "Fell for You" by The Dramatics
Batman and Robin
- "Batman" by TeeVee Toons, Inc.
- "Riding High" by Faze-O
From Long Beach 2 Brick City
- "Wikka Wrap" by The Evasions
- "I Just Want to Be" by Cameo
I Miss That B****
- "I'm Your Mechanical" Man by Jerry Butler
The One and Only
- "It's You, It's You" by Tyrone Davis
From Tha Chuuuch to Da Palace
Wasn't Your Fault
- "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" by Cherrelle
Da Bo$$ Would Like to See You
- "It's My House" by Diana Ross
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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