It's about that time for yet another edition of Beats & Eats. This is gonna be fresh. This week we're serving out another old favorite. This one is practically a house hold name to not only hip-hop heads everywhere, but to most people who know music in general. An old school recipe comin' from the 213 -- Yeah you guessed it.
Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle
Snoop Doggy Dogg, or known today as Snoop Dogg dropped Doggystyle back in'93. It soon became a key element in a hip-hop movement along the west coast known as the G-funk era. Produced by Dr. Dre of NWA fame, Doggystyle, with its groovy synths and whimsical style of rap was something new and fresh at the time. In my honest opinion, it's without a doubt one of the catchiest hip-hop albums of all time. It's that shit you hear and just have to look up the lyrics to. Regardless of whether or not you like the album, when you hear it playing it's the type of album that is so distinct in its sound that everyone has that -- oh shit this is off of Doggystyle -- reaction toward it. I mean, anyone who's heard it (and even those who haven't) will immediately recognize the instrumentals to tracks like "Ain't No Fun", and "Gin and Juice", amongst others.
While Snoop does his thing, what's on our plate?
After some thought, waffles are the most appropriate type of snack for something like Doggystyle. Buttery and drenched in maple syrup, this breakfast food all but reminds me of Snoop Doggy Dogg's style of rap. His playfully lazy and stoneresque slurring unique to his flow paints vivid imagery of a younger Calvin Broadus spitting sweet rhymes with a mouthful of maple syrup. Plus his rhyme scheme sticks with the listener to boot. All this adds to the flavor of the waffle that is Dr. Dre's groovy instrumentals. This is one musical munchie I'm sure Snoop can fux with.