Tha Last Meal

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This article is about an album. For the penology term, see last meal.
Tha Last Meal
Studio album by Snoop Dogg
Released December 19, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Hip hop
Length 77:20
Label
Producer Master P (exec.), Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo, Jelly Roll, Scott Storch, Meech Wells, Battlecat, Timbaland, Soopafly, Studio Ton, Carlos Stephens
Snoop Dogg chronology
No Limit Top Dogg
(1999)
Tha Last Meal
(2000)
Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss
(2002)
Singles from Tha Last Meal
  1. "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)"
    Released: October 17, 2000 (2000-10-17)
  2. "Hennesey n Buddah"
    Released: 2001 (2001)
  3. "Lay Low"
    Released: March 20, 2001 (2001-03-20)
  4. "Losin’ Control"
    Released: 2001 (2001)

Tha Last Meal is the fifth studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on December 19, 2000. It was his third and final album released on No Limit Records and his first album on his newly founded label Doggystyle Records in the United States. The album was produced mostly by Master P and Dr. Dre along with Timbaland and Soopafly. The album included the singles "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)" and "Wrong Idea" featuring Bad Azz. It sold 397,238 copies its first week and has sold over two million copies to date according to SoundScan.

Album information[edit]

The album was leaked on the internet on December 1, 2000 by Suge Knight who made all tracks downloadable in MP3 from the official site of his and Snoop Dogg's former company Death Row Records, which featured links to tracks from both Tha Last Meal and Dead Man Walkin' albums, asking visitors to "take The Snoop Dogg Challenge" and decide "song for song" which is the better album.[1]

The single "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name II)" was nominated for Music Video of the Year at The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001. The album was nominated Album of the Year at the same ceremony.[2]

The single "Wrong Idea" was also included in Bad Azz's second album Personal Business released on Doggystyle. The video for the single was also attributed as a Bad Azz track that featured Snoop. Tha Last Meal was the final album from Snoop on No Limit Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly C+[5]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[6]
HipHopDX.com 3.5/5 stars[7]
RapReviews.com 8.5/10 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[10]
USA Today 3/4 stars[citation needed]
Robert Christgau (dud)

Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[His] strongest album since 1993's Doggystyle...Snoop's chronic-marinated flow, all menthol-cool and deadpan droop, sounds as smooth as ever."[9]

Spin - 6 out of 10 - "This Meal finds him riding the Dre cache, trying to convince us he's still 'G'ed-up from the feet up'.... Timbaland stuttering out the obvious singles...but Dre's laconic thumps-by-the-pound anchor most of the album."[11]

Vibe - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "Deeply steeped in P-funkology....these days, Snoop's songs are simply fun to listen to....nothing groundbreaking, just good solid Snoop-rap."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Dr. Dre 1:21
2. "Hennesey n Buddah" (featuring Kokane) Dr. Dre 4:11
3. "Snoop Dogg (What's My Name Pt. 2)"   Timbaland 4:03
4. "True Lies" (featuring Kokane) Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo 4:00
5. "Wrong Idea" (featuring Bad Azz, Kokane & Lil' ½ Dead) Jelly Roll 4:14
6. "Go Away" (featuring Kokane) Keith Clizark, Meech Wells 4:52
7. "Set It Off" (featuring MC Ren, The Lady of Rage, Ice Cube, Nate Dogg & Kurupt) Timbaland 4:37
8. "Stacey Adams"   Battlecat 4:35
9. "Lay Low" (featuring Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy, Tha Eastsidaz & Master P) Dr. Dre, Mike Elizondo 3:43
10. "Bring It On" (featuring Suga Free & Kokane) Jelly Roll 4:17
11. "Game Court" (skit) (featuring Mac Minister) Studio Ton 2:10
12. "Issues"   Meech Wells 2:35
13. "Brake Fluid (Biiittch Pump Yo Brakes)"   Scott Storch 5:56
14. "Ready 2 Ryde" (featuring Eve) Scott Storch 4:21
15. "Loosen' Control" (featuring Soopafly & Butch Cassidy) Soopafly 4:09
16. "I Can't Swim"   Jelly Roll 4:17
17. "Leave Me Alone"   Battlecat 4:12
18. "Back Up Off Me" (featuring Master P & Magic) Carlos Stephens 5:15
19. "Y'all Gone Miss Me" (featuring Kokane) Scott Storch 4:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000-2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 38
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[13] 47
Canadian Albums Chart[14] 15
Dutch Albums Chart[15] 32
French Album Charts[16] 13
German Albums Chart[17] 46
New Zealand Albums Chart[18] 19
Swedish Albums Chart[19] 53
Swiss Albums Chart[20] 81
UK Albums Chart[21] 62
US Billboard 200[22] 4
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[23] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[26] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You Decide". DeathRowRecords.com. Archived from the original on 4 December 2000. 
  2. ^ "New Snoop Dogg". Whodi.com ‒ The Latest News From the Rap World. brinkster.com. 31 May 2001. Archived from the original on 17 June 2001. 
  3. ^ "Tha Last Meal Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Snoop Dogg: Tha Last Meal > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  5. ^ Browne, David (5 January 2001). ""Tha Last Meal"; "Restless" Review". Entertainment Weekly (Time) (#576). ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Baker, Soren (17 December 2000). "Two Bones From Snoop Dogg and New Takes on the Doors". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Snoop Doggy Dogg: The Last Meal". HipHopDX.com. 13 January 2001. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Juon, Steve (21 December 2000). "Snoop Dogg :: Tha Last Meal". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Farr, Kathryn (18 January 2001). "Snoop Dogg: Tha Last Supper". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 860): 56. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. 
  10. ^ a b "Vibe review". Vibe (InterMedia Partners): 133–4. February 2001. ISSN 1070-4701. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Spin review". Spin: 145. March 2001. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  12. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Snoop+Dogg&titel=Tha+Last+Meal&cat=a
  13. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Snoop+Dogg&titel=Tha+Last+Meal&cat=a
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/279664/snoop+dogg/chart?f=309
  15. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Snoop+Dogg&titel=Tha+Last+Meal&cat=a
  16. ^ http://lescharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Snoop+Dogg
  17. ^ http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Snoop+Dogg/23809/?type=longplay
  18. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Snoop+Dogg
  19. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Snoop+Dogg&titel=Tha+Last+Meal&cat=a
  20. ^ http://hitparade.ch/artist/Snoop_Dogg
  21. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/snoop%20dogg/
  22. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/279664/snoop+dogg/chart?f=305
  23. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/279664/snoop+dogg/chart?f=333
  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal". Music Canada. 
  25. ^ "French album certifications – Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  26. ^ "British album certifications – Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Tha Last Meal in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  27. ^ "American album certifications – Snoop Dogg – Tha Last Meal". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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