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zengzhipeng ([info]zengzhipeng) wrote,
@ 2012-01-07 08:31:00

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rejuvenated, and then Snoop
Let’s be honest, you weren’t expecting Mac & Devin Go to High School to be mac makeupparticularly good. It’s no secret that Snoop Dogg is a hustler’s hustler, and over the years he’s seemingly hustled every product willing to cut a check. Want to hear Snoop give you turn by turn directions? Grab a Snoop GPS. Love Snoop and Pony shoes? Slip on a pair of Doggy Biscuitz. Want to smoke with Snoop? Fire up some of Snoop’s own medical marijuana (California residents only). So when it was announced that he’d be doing both a collaborative movie and album with Wiz Khalifa, you could almost hear Snoop’s marketing team discussing synergy and cross-branding opportunities. Slim, chronically high and charismatic, it’s hard not to look at Wiz and see the new generation’s Snoop. The fit was perfect, and since Wiz’ fame was skyrocketing at the same time Snoop seemed to be settling into a well-earned period of coasting on the mic, expectations were somewhereMAC Makeup Hellokitty less than high. All signs pointed to some money being made, some fun being had, some fame being rejuvenated, and then Snoop and Wiz would go their separate ways. No harm, no foul.

But somewhere along the way things changed. After decades in the game and multiple classics, maybe Snoop was determined not to let a young kid upstage him and put in work like he hadn’t in years. Maybe Wiz was equally determined to prove that he could hold his own next to a legend. Maybe the two got their hands on a new strain of marijuana that paradoxically made them work harder than they intended, but whatever the reason, Mac & Devin Go to High School is a much better album Wholesale MAC Makeup Bagsthan the pessimists (obviously including myself) were expecting. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t undun. It’s perfectly enjoyable stoner rap; nothing more, nothing less. But this is the most I’ve enjoyed Snoop in a minute, and I like Wiz here more than I did on Rolling Papers – and yes, I was completely sober when I wrote that.

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