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Twenty years ago last month, Snoop Dogg was rap’s reigning ruler. His career then was built on a laid back mixture of street tales and the ebb and flow of George Clinton’s idiosyncratic ways combined with Dr. Dre’s mastery behind the boards. Now he’s arguably the most visible figure to ever come from rap, a transcendent individual who has dabbled in film, reggae and more. He hasn’t touched the world of straight up funk since “Sexual Eruption” and those of us who loved the Doggfather in that era may finally get their wish.

Fellow Angelo DaM-FunK has built a career on spaced out expansion and thought. He already has a lauded LP Toeachhizown to his credit among an absolute ton of remixes on Stones Throw. So he linking up with Snoop, who’s going by Snoopzilla on this go round for 7 Days Of Funk is almost like feeding a hungry dog a fresh juicy steak. This is what we’ve wanted and sonically, it’s exactly what we’ve wanted.

The album which is streaming on NPR at the moment only lasts for about eight tracks but gets a bevy of features from Steve Arrington, Kurupt & Tha Dogg Pound. It’s a supersonic trek over Los Angeles all guided by two men who have a common goal, to have as much fun as possible all while being married by rhythm, synths and a little bit of weed.

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