We prefer the album's dubbier, quirkier experimentations, but Snoop goes straight roots again here, with acoustic guitar and Nyabinghi drums. The afterschool-special clichés ("don't give up on your dreams, 'cause you know the sun will shine") grow old, but you've still got to give it up to Snoop, and not just for his decent singing. A gangsta rapper turned pacifist preacher? Even the most hardened skeptic can't be mad at that.
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