Tha Dogg Pound, a rap duo consisting of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger, came up with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in the 1990s, and contributed a slammin’ track to the soundtrack for Murder Was the Case, among other highlights of that era. After that, a lot of external beefs and sub-par music saw them get passed by as break-out artists by a variety of up-and-comers. So… 2008 is the perfect time for a comeback DVD release, right?
The hour-long concert disc Dogg Pound Chronicle features a video mix of 11 songs performed live in Cleveland (hence the disc’s somewhat weird subtitle, “the Cleveland Edition”), hosted by the sultry and seductive “Exotic Companions,” friends of the group. The track listing includes “Who Ride Wit Us,” “Do What I Feel,” “New York, New York,” “All That I Need,” Daz’s version of “Deez Nutz,” “Ain’t No Fun,” “What Would You Do?,” “Explosive” and, naturally, the chant-along pro-marijuana anthem “Let’s Get High.” In between numbers, the region-free DVD also includes behind-the-scenes footage of Daz, Kurupt and the whole Dogg Pound clique chilling out in mysteriously hazy surroundings before the concert. Will this disc give your DVD player a contact high, and possibly a sexually transmitted disease? Possibly, so use protection. As an added bonus, a full-length live set from 40 Cal of Dipset is also included. To purchase the title via Amazon, click here. C (Concert) D (Disc)