February 28, 2015

Tha Dogg Pound - Paw Printz

I don't know the story of how this bootleg cropped up, but all that needs to be known is that these are all unreleased, unmastered, and unfinished tracks Tha Dogg Pound did in the early-mid 90s prime Death Row period. They're going to sound rusty when compared to Daz and Dre's usual smooth sound, but that does not make them worse, just different, because these cuts here could serve as a legitimate classic for any other artist in any other time period (since everybody at the time was obsessed with seeing Death Row turn out super clear and slick G-funk). A few of these songs are early cuts that would be featured elsewhere: Knick Knack Paddy Wack would turn into California Love before it was Tha Dogg Pound's own single and You Can't See Me would become Pac's Can't C Me, for instance. If you don't like listening to demo tapes or rare ghetto rips, you might want to skip this and just enjoy the duo's debut, but realize there is a lot of quality music on here that might give you some enjoyment when you get bored with that.

The Closest Thing To A Sample I Could Find

Paw Printz