Snoop Dogg, ‘Words Are Few’ | Track Review
Snoop Dogg shines on seven-and-a-half-minute record “Word Are Few,” a single from his forthcoming gospel album, ‘Bible of Love.’ He’s assisted splendidly by B Slade.
In March 2018, Snoop Dogg unveils a new studio album. The 46-year old West Coast rapper is past his lucrative prime, so it’s rare that his new albums garner much buzz. However, Bible of Love, arriving March 16, 2018, is a bit different – it’s a gospel album! It’s shocking, but in some respects, not so shocking. Snoop has proven he has some vocal chops on his fine, if underrated R&B album, BUSH (2014). If single “Words Are Few” is any indication, Bible of Love should be an interesting listen. He’s assisted by B Slade.
The pace of the double album’s closing cut is incredibly slow. Sleekly produced, the vibe is a blend of urban contemporary, the laid-back West Coast sound, and contemporary black gospel. The lush production and lethargic tempo is enough to make “Words Are Few” shine. Snoop Dogg gives a respectable performance, in his signature chill approach. A more melodic Snoop capably delivers an emotional, well-rounded performance. Things grow even more soulful, reaching an emotional fever pitch upon B. Slade’s arrival. His vocals are simply heaven-sent, particularly his growl in his upper register. The spirit is turned-up to say the least.
Ultimately, “Words Are Few” ends up being a pleasant surprise. Snoop Dogg offers a compelling, clean performance (save for the censored references to pot), while B. Slade wows with mad runs, and unbelievable range. While seven-and-a-half minutes pushes it, it’s a jam, whether you’re a gospel lover or just a fan of an old-school, super slow jam.
Snoop Dogg • Bible of Love • RCA Inspiration • Release: 3.16.18
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