Malice n Wonderland

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Malice n Wonderland
Studio album by Snoop Dogg
Released December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
Recorded January–September 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:04
Snoop Dogg chronology
Ego Trippin'
Malice n Wonderland
More Malice
Singles from Malice n Wonderland
  1. "Gangsta Luv"
    Released: October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
  2. "That's tha Homie"
    Released: November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
  3. "I Wanna Rock"
    Released: November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
  4. "Pronto"
    Released: December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)

Malice n Wonderland is the tenth studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg; it was released on December 8, 2009, by Doggystyle and Priority Records. Production for the album took place from January 2009 to September 2009 at several recording studios and the production was handled by Battlecat, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, The Neptunes, Teddy Riley, Lil Jon and Terrace Martin.[1]

The album debuted at number 23 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 59,000 copies in its first week. Upon its release, Malice n Wonderland received generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics.


The album was originally planned to be released through a distribution deal with MTV, after his departure with Interscope Records.[2] In 2009, Priority Records announced that Snoop Dogg was appointed creative chairman of Priority Records and the label also announced plans to release his tenth studio album on the label.[3]

The album consists of fourteen tracks and features production from Teddy Riley, Nottz, The Neptunes, The-Dream, and Terrace Martin. Guest features include R. Kelly, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, and Brandy.

Doggystyle Records president and Snoopadelic Films president Ted Chung, Snoop shooting a mini-movie to accompany the album (similar to his 1994 short film/soundtrack Murder Was the Case), portraying him as a "super gangster".[4]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (61/100)[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Entertainment Weekly (B-)[7]
IGN (7.5/10)[8]
Now Magazine 4/5 stars[10]
PopMatters (4/10)[14]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[9]
Robert Christgau (dud)[17]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [11]
The Source 4/5 stars[16]
ThaCorner 2.5/5 stars[12]
USA Today 3/4 stars[13]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[15]

Malice n Wonderland was received with generally mixed to positive reviews, with Metacritic giving it 61 out of 100.[5] The Smoking Section said "[Snoop's] one-of-a-kind flow and the knowledge of how to actually craft an enjoyable record will likely continue to serve as one of premiere blueprints in Hip-Hop."[18]


"Gangsta Luv" featuring The-Dream, was released as the album's lead single on October 6, 2009. The song was produced by American producers, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, one of two such productions on the album.[4]

The album's second single "That's tha Homie", was released for digital download on November 3, 2009.

The album's third single "I Wanna Rock" which samples Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's 1988 song "It Takes Two" was released for digital download on November 17, 2009.

The album's fourth single, "Pronto" featuring Soulja Boy, was released for digital download on December 1, 2009.


Snoop Dogg hosted WWE Raw on October 19, 2009 to promote Malice n Wonderland.[19]

Commercial performance[edit]

Malice n Wonderland debuted at number 23 on the US Billboard 200, selling 59,000 in its opening week.[20] It is his first album since Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002) not to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200, and his lowest charting album on the US R&B/Hip-Hop charts and his only album to miss the British and Australian Top 100. First week numbers of the album are Snoop Dogg's lowest yet, when Malice n Wonderland sold 300,000 to date.[21] His previous album, Ego Trippin' (2008) debuted at number 3 on the US United States with 137,000 copies sold, and has sold 400,000 copies in United States to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Snoop Dogg 0:14
2. "I Wanna Rock"   Scoop DeVille 3:56
3. "2 Minute Warning"   Terrace Martin 1:53
4. "1800" (featuring Lil Jon) Lil Jon 3:35
5. "Different Languages" (featuring Jazmine Sullivan) Teddy Riley, Scoop DeVille, PMG (co.) 4:44
6. "Gangsta Luv" (featuring The-Dream) Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 4:16
7. "Pronto" (featuring Soulja Boy) B-Don, Super Ced (co.) 4:57
8. "That's tha Homie"   Danja 5:43
9. "Upside Down" (featuring Nipsey Hussle & Problem) Terrace Martin, Jason Martin (co.) 4:44
10. "Secrets" (featuring Kokane) Battlecat 4:53
11. "Pimpin Ain't EZ" (featuring R. Kelly) Nottz 4:12
12. "Luv Drunk" (featuring The-Dream) Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 3:55
13. "Special" (featuring Brandy & Pharrell) The Neptunes 5:26
14. "Outro"   Snoop Dogg 1:31

 • (co.) Co-producer

Sample credits


Credits for Malice n Wonderland adapted from Allmusic.[22]





Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States 300,000[33]

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


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