BY RON HART
Collaborations in modern music are pretty much everyday things these days. But every now and again a pairing will come together that has the potential to set the world on fire. And the notion of future funk master Dâm-Funk and the incomparable Snoop Dogg getting down is downright nuclear for longtime fans of California hip-hop.
Working for the first time with a singular producer since he and Dr. Dre made Doggystyle 20 years ago, the D-O-double-G (working under the moniker Snoopzilla) and the great Dâm deliver an exciting homage to George Clinton’s Computer Games—the Rosetta Stone of G-funk—with eight jams of pure bounce that sum up the last two decades of West Coast rap history in a hair under 40 minutes. Most notably: opening cut “Hit Da Pavement,” “1Question” featuring guest vocals from former Slave frontman Steve Arrington, and bonus track “Systamatic,” which boasts a Dogg Pound reunion for the ages.
The name of this project might be 7 Days of Funk, but there’s enough groove in this mofo to last a lifetime.
DOWNLOAD: “Hit Da Pavement,” “1 Question”
NOTE: The 7 Days of Funk album is currently streaming at Rdio, and there’s also an exclusive Rdio bonus track, “Wingz,” included.