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Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told
Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told
Studio album by Snoop Dogg

Released

4 August 1998

Recorded

1997-1998

Genre

Hip hop

Length

76:03

Label

No Limit/Priority

Producer

Craig B, DJ Daryl, DJ Pooh, KLC, Master P (also exec.), O'Dell, Snoop Dogg, Soopafly, Carlos Stephens, Meech Wells

Snoop Dogg chronology

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Tha Doggfather (1996)

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No Limit Top Dogg (1999)

Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told is the third studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg, released in 1998 on No Limit Records. It is first album following his departure from Death Row Records, as well as his first album to be released under the name Snoop Dogg instead of Snoop Doggy Dogg. The album is a stark departure from the strictly West Coast sound of his previous work, and features a variety of Southern rappers and producers. The album is predominantly produced by members of The Medicine Men and other inhouse No Limit producers, although past collaborators DJ Pooh and Soopafly contribute one song each. 

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 520,000 copies in its first week. Its two singles, "Still a G Thang" and "Woof!", also performed well, reaching #14 and #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart respectively. However, the album received moderate to negative reviews from critics, who did not like the changing of Snoop Dogg's sound.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Snoop World" Snoop Dogg, Master P Broadus, Miller KLC 5:20
2. "I Can't Take the Heat" Snoop Dogg, Mia X Broadus, Young O'Dell 4:10
3. "Woof!" Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, Fiend Broadus, Jones, Tyler MP, Craig B 4:22
4. "Gin & Juice II" Snoop Dogg Broadus Carlos Stephens 3:36
5. "Show Me Love" Snoop Dogg Broadus DJ Pooh 3:53
6. "Hustle & Ball" Snoop Dogg Broadus O'Dell 3:26
7. "Don't Let Go" Snoop Dogg Broadus DJ Daryl 3:47
8. "Tru Tank Dogs" Snoop Dogg, Mystikal Broadus, Tyler KLC 3:55
9. "Whatcha Gon Do?" Snoop Dogg, Master P Broadus, Miller MP 2:37
10. "Still a G Thang" Snoop Dogg Broadus Meach Wells 4:20
11. "20 Dollars to My Name" Snoop Dogg, Fiend, Soulja Slim, Silkk the Shocker Broadus, Jones, Miller, Tapp MP 4:09
12. "D.O.G.'s Get Lonely 2" Snoop Dogg Broadus Meach Wells, Snoop Dogg 3:15
13. "Ain't Nut'in Personal" Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker Broadus, Miller, Miller Craig B 3:37
14. "DP Gangsta" Snoop Dogg, C-Murder Broadus, Miller Craig B 4:53
15. "Game of Life" Snoop Dogg, Steady Mobb'n Broadus, Edmand, Moore Carlos Stephens 3:52
16. "See Ya When I Get There" Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Mystikal Broadus, Miller, Tyler Meach Wells 3:20
17. "Pay for P..." Snoop Dogg, Big Pimp'n Broadus, Williams Snoop Dogg 1:43
18. "Picture This" Snoop Dogg Broadus Craig B 2:31
19. "Doggz Gonna Get Ya" Snoop Dogg Broadus KLC 4:59
20. "Hoes, Money & Clout" Snoop Dogg Broadus Soopafly 3:21
21. "Get Bout It & Rowdy" Snoop Dogg, Master P Broadus, Miller KLC 4:22

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