The Rundown: Snoop Lion, Reincarnated

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  • Snoop Dogg, Akon
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  • Rita Ora, Snoop Dogg
  • Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus
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  • Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown
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"So Long" feat. Angela Hunte

Diplo's production goes straight vintage roots here, with a live rhythm section and horns — which makes the slight but undeniably synthetic sounding Auto-Tune on Snoop's vocals stand out in an unfortunate way. "Empire State of Mind" co-writer Angela Hunte (who's also credited with co-writing and singing backup on much of this album) sings the hook. The pair's melodies are pleasing, but the relentlessly optimistic philosophical platitudes lay on the cheese a little too thick.

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