Dogg Food

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Dogg Food
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Studio album by Tha Dogg Pound
Released October 31, 1995 (1995-10-31)
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre
Length 71:19
Label
Producer
Tha Dogg Pound chronology
Dogg Food
(1995)
Dillinger & Young Gotti
(2001)
Singles from Dogg Food
  1. "New York, New York"
    Released: September 17, 1995
  2. "Let's Play House"
    Released: December 15, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[5]

Dogg Food is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group Tha Dogg Pound released October 31st, 1995. Its controversial lyrics were the subject of shareholder protest. The album was supposed to be released in July 1995 but as a result of the controversy from Time Warner, the release was delayed for three months. Two singles were released from the album, "Let's Play House" and "New York, New York", featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg and Michel'le, respectively.

It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart November 18th, 1995[6]. It is one of the last high-selling and critically acclaimed releases from the label, preceding only Tha Doggfather and 2Pac's albums as an anticipated album, and is the last album to be "officially" produced under the G-funk (subgenre) era of hip-hop. Though Dr. Dre was Death Row's top producer, the album was mostly produced by Dat Nigga Daz. Dr. Dre mixed the album. Dogg Food led the way for Daz to become the top in-house producer for Death Row until his departure in the late 1990s.

The video for the second single, "New York, New York", caused some controversy when Snoop appeared in it kicking down buildings throughout New York. The trailer of the Dogg Pound was shot at during the process of making the "New York, New York" video although no one was injured and only one shot was fired. The song is one of three tracks on the album not produced by Daz, as DJ Pooh provided the beat.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" Dat Nigga Daz0:18
2."Dogg Pound Gangstaz"Dat Nigga Daz5:22
3."Respect"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Delemond Williams
Dat Nigga Daz5:54
4."New York, New York"DJ Pooh4:51
5."Smooth" (featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg)
DJ Pooh4:35
6."Cyco-Lic-No (Bitch Azz Niggaz)" (featuring Mr. Malik)
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Broadus
  • La Morris Edwards
Dat Nigga Daz4:56
7."Ridin', Slipin' and Slidin'"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Sentrelle Conerly
  • Dat Nigga Daz
  • Dave Swang
4:02
8."Big Pimpin' 2"WilliamsDat Nigga Daz1:36
9."Let's Play House" (featuring Michel'le)
Dat Nigga Daz3:24
10."I Don't Like to Dream About Gettin' Paid" (featuring Nate Dogg)
  • Brown
  • Broadus
  • Hale
Dat Nigga Daz5:13
11."Do What I Feel" (featuring The Lady of Rage)
Dat Nigga Daz3:31
12."If We All Fucc"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Broadus
Dat Nigga Daz3:13
13."Some Bomb Azz Pussy"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Broadus
Dat Nigga Daz4:29
14."A Doggz Day Afternoon"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Hale
Dat Nigga Daz2:46
15."Reality" (featuring Tray Deee)
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • Dat Nigga Daz
  • Emanuel Dean
6:16
16."One by One"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
Dat Nigga Daz5:09
17."Sooo Much Style"
  • Arnaud
  • Brown
  • William Moore
5:44
Total length:71:19

Notes

  • "Dogg Pound Gangstaz" features vocals by Snoop Doggy Dogg and Big Pimpin
  • "Respect" features vocals by Nancy Fletcher, Big Pimpin, and Prince Ital Joe with additional vocals by Dr. Dre
  • "New York, New York" features vocals by Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • "Smooth" features vocals by Val Young, Kevin 'Slow Jammin' James, and Ricky Harris
  • "Ridin', Slipin' and Slidin" features vocals by Mz. South 'Sentral and background vocals by Kevin 'K.V.' Varnado
  • "Big Pimpin' 2" features vocals by Big Pimpin and additional vocals by Dr. Dre
  • "Let's Play House" features vocals by Nate Dogg and additional vocals by Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • "I Don't Like to Dream About Gettin' Paid" features additional vocals by Stacey Smallie and Rochelle Wright
  • "If We All Fucc" features vocals by Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • "Some Bomb Azz Pussy" features vocals by Snoop Doggy Dogg, Big C-Style, and Joe Cool
  • "A Doggz Day Afternoon" features vocals by Nate Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]


Singles chart[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40
1995 "Respect" - 35[A] - -
"New York, New York" - 51[A] - -
"Let's Play House" 45 21 5 30


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[13] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

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

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