Tuesday, August 31, 2004
The highly anticipated reunion of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Warren G has resulted in their chart-topping album 213: The Hard Way. The collaboration, that has the perfect blend of dope beats and those famed Cali lyrics, has garnered the group the prestigious slot of #4 album in the country, charting Top 10 in 70 of the Top 100 markets. The West Coast displays its true loyalty by making THE HARD WAY #1 on Southern California's charts. The album has also achieved #1 status for Rap Album, as well as becoming the #1 Independent Album in the country.
The album's lead single "Groupie Luv" is a playful funk-drenched anthem introducing listeners to 213's player side. The DJ Pooh produced song is a radio-friendly record with an undeniable hook.
With life long friends, unparalleled talent and an 18-track album full of stellar songs, 213 proves that THE HARD WAY has been well worth the wait.
"Nate brought the gangster melodies to the game," Warren G says. "Snoop
brought the smooth gangster style to the game. We¹ve had an incredible
impact. Now its time for us to reinvent West Coast hip-hop." Stand-out
tracks on the album include "Another Summer" produced by Kanye West;
"So Fly" a revamped version of R&B singer Monica¹s hit "So Gone"; and
"Joysticc", a head-nodding track inviting female fans to an one-night affair.
THE HARD WAY may surprise people who aren¹t expecting them to produce such a
powerful album. " It ain¹t really talked about as a big record coming out
this year and ain¹t nobody really expecting it, but it¹s a great record
with a lot of good songs on it," says Snoop Dogg.
THE HARD WAY is one of the many upcoming releases from TVT Records.
Expected to hit stores this year: hip-hop soul songstress Teedra Moses, promising
Cuban-American lyricist Pitbull, highly touted female emcee Jacki-O, and a
new album from multi-platinum group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz.
Upcoming urban releases for 2005 include the first R&B Crunk artist Oobie and
Lil' Jon-protégé Chyna Whyte, a female rapper with vicious rhymes and incredible lyrical dexterity.