Review Roundup: Snoop Dogg – ‘Ego Trippin”

Snoop Dogg’s ninth studio album Ego Trippin’ arrives in stores today. Here’s what the critics are saying…

Entertainment Weekly: With a total of 21 tracks, Trippin’ is a lot to take in: It’s sentimental, it’s fun, it’s vulgar. It’s everything you’d expect from the man who gave us 1993’s classic-but-crude Doggystyle. B

Rolling Stone: If Snoop had exercised more prudence in editing, we wouldn’t get to enjoy bizarre experiments such as “My Medicine,” a country-rock song dedicated to “real American gangsta” Johnny Cash, or “Cool,” where Snoop credibly sings (!) a cover of an old single by the Time. 3.5 out of 5

The New York Times: Throughout Ego Trippin’ Snoop Dogg tries to burnish his credentials as a party-ready high roller, a street-toughened gangster, an insatiable lothario and a nurturing husband and father.

Los Angeles Times: Forays into the Southern sound (“Staxxx in My Jeans” and “Ridin’ in My Chevy”) feel forced and clichéd, and at a bloated 1 hour and 17 minutes, it’s way long. 2.5 out of 4