Sunday, March 27, 2011

Snoop Dogg Drops New Album on MySpace

All 21 tracks of Snoop Dogg‘s latest album, Doggumentary, have just been released on the artist’s MySpace page, two days prior to the album’s official release.
The new release features performances from such artists as Willie Nelson, Young Jeezy, R. Kelly, the Gorillaz, John Legend and many others. The album is a conceptual follow-up to Snoop Dogg’s 1993 debut, Doggystyle.
Some of the tracks have been available online for a while, but others are brand new. You can hear clean versions of the full track list now, and the album will be available for purchase on March 29.
Here’s a sample of one of the newer tracks for fans:
Call us spoiled, but we were expecting something a bit more modern than a MySpace release for the web-savvy artist, whose recent forays into Internet culture have included branded virtual goods and social gaming tie-ins. Heck, Snoop’s last album got the Ustream treatment, and that was back in 2009. And several tracks were released early via Snoop’s “Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays” on Twitter and Facebook, a practice that was inspired by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Fridays weekly releases.
Maybe we’ve been led to expect a lot by digital efforts such as the thoroughly slick, Twitter-fied microsite forJay Z’s latest release, but we were hoping for something a little nerdier from everyone’s favorite rapping herbalist. Who knows — perhaps something more impressive will be coming along with the album’s official release.
What do you think of the new album? If you were Snoop Dogg, would you have chosen MySpace as the digital location for the record’s debut? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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