Ego Trippin'

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Ego Trippin'
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Studio album by Snoop Dogg
Released March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11)
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:17:43
Label Doggystyle, Geffen
Producer
Snoop Dogg chronology
The Big Squeeze
(2007)
Ego Trippin'
(2008)
Malice n Wonderland
(2009)
Singles from Ego Trippin'
  1. "Sexual Eruption"
    Released: November 20, 2007
  2. "Neva Have 2 Worry"
    Released: February 19, 2008
  3. "Life of da Party"
    Released: March 11, 2008
  4. "My Medicine"
    Released: June 14, 2008
  5. "Those Gurlz"
    Released: July 22, 2008

Ego Trippin' is the ninth studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released on March 11, 2008 by Doggystyle Records and Geffen Records.[1] The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, selling 137,000 copies in its first week. Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Background

The album was originally set to feature no guests and showcase Snoop Dogg only, hence the title "Ego Trippin'".[2] However, Snoop Dogg proved this concept untrue as he scheduled tracks with the likes of Charlie Wilson, among others.[3] All of the photography was taken at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Snoop's high school.

Snoop Dogg originally confirmed that Pharrell, Nelly and Charlie Wilson would appear on a track entitled "Feet Don't Fail Me Now", and that he also would like to work with Bono, Madonna and Mick Jagger as well. However, "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" and none of the collaborations would make the final album cut except for Charlie Wilson's features. Collaborations with DJ Quik, Raphael Saadiq, Teddy Riley and Too Short were also scheduled for the album.[4] Snoop Dogg formed a production supergroup for the album called "QDT" (Quik-Dogg-Teddy).

Snoop Dogg spoke on working with Everlast for a country song called "Johnny Cash".[5] However, the track's title was changed to "My Medicine" with Everlast playing the guitar. Another track with Charlie Wilson and The Gap Band called "Can't Say Goodbye" was also confirmed for the album.[5] Snoop Dogg reminisced on the track stating, "This song makes me want to cry every time I hear it. It is a reflection of my life and how I have grown as not only an artist but also a man - it is about me staying true to where I came from while having to accept where I am in my life today, it's deep".[5]

Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson both performed 'Can't Say Goodbye' on American Idol's 'Idol Gives Back' Charity Performance. On July 29, 2008 BET's 106 & Park premiered Snoop Dogg's video for "Those Gurlz".

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (71/100)[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau B−[8]
Entertainment Weekly B[9]
IGN (8.4/10)[10]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars[11]
Okayplayer (83/100)[12]
Pitchfork Media (6.6/10)[13]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[14]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[15]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[16]

Rolling Stone said, "[H]is languorous rapping has a way of inspiring inventively freaky sounds from producers... Result: the best Snoop disc in years."[15]

Entertainment Weekly said, "All of Snoop's personalities make appearances on his ninth CD, Ego Trippin'....It's sentimental, it's fun... Maybe this old Dogg doesn't need any new tricks."[9] Vibe said, "Lead single 'Sensual Seduction' is an undeniable masterpiece of throwback funk."[17]

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 137,000 copies in its first week.[18] In its second week the album fell to number seven on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 57,000 copies, for a two-week total of 194,000 copies.[19] Ego Trippin' was the tenth best selling hip hop album of the year. As of 2011, the album has sold 401,000 copies in the United States.[20]

Track listing

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "A Word Witchya! (Intro)" Scoop DeVille 1:20
2. "Press Play" (featuring Kurupt) DJ Quik 3:48
3. "SD Is Out" (featuring Charlie Wilson) Teddy Riley 3:49
4. "Gangsta Like Me" (featuring Jamie Foxx) Teddy Riley 4:26
5. "Neva Have 2 Worry" (featuring Uncle Chucc) Snoop Dogg, Terrace Martin 4:18
6. "Sexual Eruption" Shawty Redd 4:00
7. "Life of da Party" (featuring Too Short & Mistah F.A.B.) Scoop DeVille 4:23
8. "Waste of Time" (featuring Raphael Saadiq) Raphael Saadiq, Bobby Ozuna 3:33
9. "Cool" Teddy Riley 4:01
10. "Sets Up" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:44
11. "Deez Hollywood Nights" Nottz 4:39
12. "Whateva U Do" Khao 3:46
13. "Staxxx in My Jeans" Rick Rock 3:49
14. "Been Around tha World" Snoop Dogg, Terrace Martin, Latonya Givens 3:36
15. "Let It Out" Teddy Riley, Ron Fair 2:38
16. "My Medicine" (featuring Willie Nelson & Everlast) Everlast 2:40
17. "Ridin' in My Chevy" Scoop DeVille 3:15
18. "Those Gurlz" Teddy Riley, DJ Quik 4:00
19. "One Chance (Make It Good)" Frequency 3:33
20. "Why Did You Leave Me" (featuring Chili Chil) Polow da Don, Hit-Boy 4:07
21. "Can't Say Goodbye" (featuring Charlie Wilson) Teddy Riley 4:07

Notes

  • "A Word Witchya!" samples "Distant Lover" performed by Marvin Gaye
  • "Press Play" samples "Voyage to Atlantis" performed by The Isley Brothers
  • "Cool" is a cover of The Time's song "Cool"
  • "Sets Up" samples "Hola' Hovito" performed by Jay-Z
  • "Deez Hollywood Nights" samples "Hollywood Knights" performed by Brooklyn Dreams
  • "My Medicine" samples "Jack Be Nimble performed by Traditional Folk
  • "Those Girls" samples "Too Much Heaven" performed by The Bee Gees
  • "One Chance (Make it Good)" samples "Make It Good" performed by Prince Philip Mitchell
  • "Why Did You Leave Me" samples "Celtic Rain" performed by Mike Oldfield

Personnel

Credits adapted from Allmusic.[21]

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Russia (NFPF)[42] Gold 10,000*
United States (Nielsen SoundScan) 400,000[20]

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

Release history

Region Date
Germany[43] March 7, 2008
United States[1] March 11, 2008
United Kingdom[44] March 31, 2008

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