February 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla – 7 Days Of Funk

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Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla
7 Days Of Funk
Stones Throw
Street: 12.10.13
Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla = Com Truise + Dornik
Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg and Stones Throw producer/DJ Dam-Funk have collaborated to pay tribute to a genre that’s inspired them as artists. “Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla-baba … are trying to reconnect the mothership,” says an unknown vocal on “Hit Da Pavement.” In that process, Dam’s drums are always on point, but the music is a combination of R&B and boogie. His bass lines and synths groove, but the overall package is more laidback than original funk and more like G funk or downtempo, which pays homage to his and Snoop’s West Coast influence. Snoop does his best to channel Funk legend Bootsy Collins, aka Bootzilla, but he’s a better rapper than crooner—unlike Dam, who brings a funk prowess when he vocalizes, which doesn’t happen enough on the album. I certainly dig 7 Days Of Funk, but it’s more of a novelty record than a classic. –Justin Gallegos
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