Neva Left

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Neva Left
Snoop Dogg Neva Left.jpg
Studio album by Snoop Dogg
Released May 19, 2017
Recorded 2016–17 (1996 for Vapors DJ Battlecat Remix)
Genre
Length 1:01:17
Label
Producer
Snoop Dogg chronology
Coolaid
(2016)Coolaid2016
Neva Left
(2017)
Make America Crip Again
(2017)Make America Crip Again2017
Singles from Neva Left
  1. "Promise You This"
    Released: March 1, 2017
  2. "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)"
    Released: March 12, 2017
  3. "Mount Kushmore"
    Released: April 25, 2017
  4. "Swivel"
    Released: May 15, 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
XXL7/10 [3]
AllHipHop4.5/5 stars
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars
Pitchfork7.0/10[4]
Exclaim!6/10[5]

Neva Left is the fifteenth studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on May 19, 2017 for digital download and July 7, 2017 for purchase on CD, by Doggystyle Records and Empire Distribution. Snoop Dogg also enlisted a variety of guest vocalists including Redman, Method Man, B-Real, KRS-One, and frequent collaborators Charlie Wilson and Wiz Khalifa, among others. Meanwhile, production was handled by Dr. Evo, DJ Battlecat, Musik MajorX, League Of Starz, and Rick Rock, among others.

Background[edit]

The album's release date and artwork was unveiled on April 24, 2017.[6] The cover features a 1992 photograph of Snoop Dogg standing beside a California State Route 187 road sign.[7]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Promise You This" was released on March 1, 2017 as the first single.[8] "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)", a remix of "Lavender" by BADBADNOTGOOD also featuring Kaytranada, followed as the second single on March 12, 2017 with an accompanying music video.[9] "Mount Kushmore" featuring Redman, Method Man, and B-Real, was made available for purchase as the third single on April 25, 2017, along with the pre-order of the album.[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

Neva Left debuted at number 54 on the Billboard 200, with over 11,000 album-equivalent units.[11] It was the 13th best-selling digital album of the week.[12]

Track listing[edit]

Credits, Samples and Notes all adapted from the booklet.

Neva Left[13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Neva Left"Mike & Keys5:06
2."Moment I Feared" (featuring Rick Rock)Rick Rock2:27
3."Bacc in da Dayz" (featuring Big Tray Deee)J-Massive3:49
4."Promise You This"
  • Broadus
  • Regis Bell
Dupri of League Of Starz2:53
5."Trash Bags" (featuring K Camp)
Musik MajorX3:27
6."Swivel" (featuring Stresmatic)
Rick Rock4:16
7."Go On" (featuring October London)
Brody Brown3:10
8."Big Mouth"DJ Battlecat4:01
9."Toss It" (featuring Too $hort and Nef the Pharaoh)
DNYC3 of League Of Starz3:14
10."420 (Blaze Up)" (featuring Devin the Dude, Wiz Khalifa and DJ Battlecat)
4:25
11."Lavender (Nightfall Remix)" (featuring BadBadNotGood and Kaytranada)3:15
12."Let Us Begin" (featuring KRS-One)
DJ Battlecat3:42
13."Mount Kushmore" (featuring Method Man & Redman and B-Real)Dr. Evo3:48
14."Vapors (DJ Battlecat Remix)" (featuring Charlie Wilson and Teena Marie)DJ Battlecat6:49
15."I'm Still Here"
DJ Battlecat3:32
16."Love Around the World" (featuring Big Bub)
Big Bub3:23
Total length:61:17

Notes

  • "420 (Blaze Up)" contains additional vocals by Shon Lawon
  • "Let Us Begin" contains additional vocals by Janice Freeman
  • "Mount Kushmore" features vocals by Steven J. Collins using a Talk box
  • "Vapors (DJ Battlecat Remix)" features vocals by FatBoy SSE
  • "I'm Still Here" features vocals by Kendrick Lamar

Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[20] 94
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[21] 78
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[22] 148
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[23] 39
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[24] 51
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 96
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[26] 4
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[27] 6
US Billboard 200[28] 54
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[29] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[30] 26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Critic Reviews for Neva Left". Metacritic. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "REVIEW: Snoop Dogg's "Neva Left"".
  4. ^ "Snoop Dogg: Neva Left Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  5. ^ Mullin, Kyle (May 22, 2017). Exclaim! http://exclaim.ca/music/article/snoop_dogg-neva_left. Retrieved July 25, 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. ^ "Snoop Dogg Unveils Vintage "Neva Left" Artwork, Drops "Mt. Kushmore" with Redman, Method Man & B-Real". 2DopeBoyz. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
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  25. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 21, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
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