The legendary Snoop Dogg teamed up with Pharrell Williams resulting in Bush, the rapper’s first album since the end of his brief stint as Snoop Lion. Since the pair worked together with success in the past (e.g. “Drop It Like It’s Hot”), a full album from them was sure to create a few great jams.
If you’re looking for a fun album to play in the car to celebrate the warm weather, then look no further. The lush production from Pharrell combined with the smooth sing-songy flow from Snoop Dogg makes for some very catchy and enjoyable songs. Hooks such as the one sung by Stevie Wonder on “California Roll” will be stuck in your head all day.
Although this is definitely a different sound from the rapper who gave us Doggystyle, it’s quite refreshing. However, some of the songs sound very similar which causes a lull in the second half of the album. Kendrick Lamar delivers a surprising dud of a verse on the last track and Rick Ross is not exactly exciting on that song either. The lyrics are shallow, but that’s not necessarily a detractor since the album was never intended to be deep.
In the end, Snoop and Pharrell crafted a very entertaining album that sounds like a soundtrack for sunshine. It’s short, sweet and to the point. Expect Bush to be in rotation throughout the entire summer.
Standout tracks: California Roll, So Many Pros, Edibles
Forgettable tracks: Run Away, I’m Ya Dogg
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