That album, Top Dogg – Every Dog Has His Day, is reminiscent of the West Coast rap sound from the 1990s and 2000s. Presumably the 2000s. The album captured the Death Row sound of that time. Cindafella, Going Back To Cali, Me & My Boyz, Can’t Fuck With Dogg, Just Be Thankful, and Trippin are just some examples.
His flow, cadence, prowess, and style were similar to Snoop Dogg. That is no coincidence as Suge Knight molded Top Dogg into becoming another clone and carbon copy of Snoop Dogg in 1997. Death Row tried to prove they could re-do another Snoop Dogg. But Top Dogg does not sound as commercialized as Snoop Dogg. However that failed as fans saw Suge’s attempt to cash in on Snoop Dogg’s lack of presence of the label. Fans soon realized Suge’s cash in attempt. That’s why Top Dogg’s career never took off and why Every Dog Has His Day was released as an underground album instead. He could’ve been the top dogg had he came with his own sound and image.
This album was leaked online back in the 2000s on file sharing websites such as Kazaa and Limewire. A lot of Death Row tracks were leaked. Top Dogg’s tracks was among the many Death Row tracks which were leaked.
Cindafella is Top Dogg’s take on the children’s story Cinderella. The story keeps the plot line almost the same. However there are several changes with use suggestive material more geared for adults. Drug references and sexual innuendos are used for example. Several references about Californian culture are made throughout the song. Cindafella plays the game! Because Top Dogg is a baller that show no shame!
Top Dogg played the role of the main character of the song named Cindafella. Cindafella is a gangsterfied parody the original Cindafella character. Suge Knight plays the role of character called Gangsta Godfather. His character is a gangsterfied parody of the Fairy Godmother character.
Cindafella is a prime example of how Top Dogg was a carbon copy of Snoop Dogg. This song was proves that he was a biter using Snoop Dogg’s style. You can obviously tell Suge talked Top Dogg into sounding like Snoop Dogg. This cover almost uses the same lyrics even.
Cindafella is a cover of Snoop Dogg – Snoopafella. However his cover of Cindafella is more brehsive than Snoop’s version because the beats have more bounce to them and the pace slightly more uptempo. This cover is not as dark sounding as the original version. Overall this cover version of Snoop Dogg – Snoopafella is a timeless classic. I’m not gonna lie. This was some people’s shit back in the day!
The legendary in-house producer J. Flexx produced Cindafella for Top Dogg. The sample used in the song is the timeless pop soul classic Dazz – Brick. The beat sampled Ice Cube – No Vaseline.
The song starts off with the classic one-liner, “Cause I’m a baller that show no shame!”
Once upon a time in the place to be. On the darkside of the C-P-T (Compton, California, US). There lived a young G rolling weed and smog To make the story interesting it’s Top Dogg. Top Dogg lived in a shack with his OG dad and two big homies who treated him bad. He cooked and cleaned. And he even scrubbed the floors. And he was like an errand boy running to the liquor store. The homies, they used to boast and brag. “We got Chucks and khakis that sag!” Even worse than that to make him feel low. They used to have Top Dogg smoke stress while they had indo (marijuana). The girls used to say, “D, you’re so cute. But you gets no rap with them bell bottom suits”
Well, one day on the Avenue, there was a man, surrounded by the Compton crew. He said, “Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all! The hoochies are having a royal ball. If you can rap and also dress fresh
You might win a date with the ghetto princess”
Top Dogg ran home after he heard the whole speech. He went straight to his OG asked him permission to attend the royal ball with the hoochies. He asked his OG, “OG, may I?” and before he could finish, “Hell no!”, he replied. He got so mad. Mad enough to blast Even Pops was aiming for a piece of that ass.
They haunted and flaunted. They knew what Top Dogg wanted “We gonna get some hoochies.” That’s what they taunted. They laughed and joked. They hated on Top Dogg. They didn’t want to see me fucking up the M-I-C (the microphone). So they left the crib with a smile on their face. And as they stepped out they said, “Clean up this place!”
Now Topp Dogg is standing all alone. He just got dissed by his big homies and OG. He’s smoke them all if he had one wish. But before he was able to make his thought a phrase. There appeared the G in a puff of haze. He said, “What’s up, Dogg? My name is Suge. I’m your Gangsta Godfather. It’s all to the good. Now I came here with the main purpose of granting you your fondest wish” I said, “Suge, what’s popping dog? Just put me down with the Row and I know that I can handle these hoes for sure.”
He waved a Cuban cigar. And before you know, his sacks of stress was an ounce of indo. His clothes transformed from rags to silk suits. The Gangsta Godfather transformed Top Dogg’s hooptie into a Lexus Coupe De Ville.
However the Gangsta Godfather tells Top Dogg, “But you must rock the mic by the stroke of 12 or you’ll turn back into your old self”
Cindafella plays the game! Because Top Dogg is a baller that show no shame!
Well Top Dogg hits the hoochie royal ball at 10 o’clock at night. Top Dogg was too flossy for the princess. So she started to jock by simply ignoring him as if he did not exist. He hit the stage enraged and had started to rock. By 11:35 PM, he was all in the cock and all up in that pussy.
All his homies was amazed that the bitch was his
So he swooped to the Coupe at 11:59 PM. This story doesn’t end with no fuckin glass shoes.
The song ended with the ends with the classic lyrics about the condom he had used during that night.
All my homies was amazed that the bitch was mine
So I swooped to the Coupe at eleven fifty-nine
This story doesn’t end with no fuckin glass shoes
All was left on the step was the rubber that I used
Going Back To Cali was a diss song aimed at P Diddy (Sean Combs) and Bad Boy Records. Top Dogg was dissing P Diddy (Sean Combs) and Bad Boy Records on the song Going Back To Cali. The song was recorded in 1997 just a few months before The Notorious B.I.G. was killed. Top Dogg also disses Dr. Dre in the song. Top Dogg says, “Fuck Bad Boy. Nigga, this is Death Row. They say they comin’ back to Cali but they ain’t comin’ back to Cali.” Going Back To Cali was one of the hardest tracks on the album next to Cindafella and Trippin. Goin Back To Cali is one of his signature songs which was used on the Gang Related soundtrack.
The song samples Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce. Now of course anyone can sample More Bounce To The Ounce by Zapp. Suge was trying to cash in on the throwback sound with this sample and song. 70s funk over 90s rap.
This is your captain once again. As we make our descent into Los Angeles, we hope you had a pleasant flight. The weather conditions are clear blue skies at 86º F degrees and we’ll be in the terminal in less than 30 seconds. Once again thank you for flying Death Row West.
Top Dogg is feeling good off the drink and the indo (marijuana). When the 9 ball hits your brain, there ain’t nothin’ left on the ground but a mothafuckin’ blood stain. The return of the mothafuckin’ riders. One deuce six Darkside Eastsidaz. Young G is a G with stamina. Ask ya bitch how it felt when Top Dogg was bammin’ her. Top Dogg is in the streets but ridin’ like he’s in jail. Death Row signed Top Dogg 25 with a L. You know the Row got Cali’ on lockdown. O.F.T.B., Y.G.D. And Tha Dogg Pound.
Top Dogg disses Bad Boy Records in Verse 1 on with these lyrics.
Sucker suckin’ on a lollipop lookin’ cute
All the bitch nigga’s missin’ is a pink suit (gay ass niggas)
I’m feelin’ good off the drink & the Indo
Fuck Bad Boy, nigga, this is Death Row
Top Dogg set the record straight about how Death Row was a giant in the music industry in the 1990s in Verse 2. Read these lyrics.
Fe fi fo fum (ha ha haaa)
get out the way bitch this where Death Row come
Lettin’ niggas know it’s a giant in the industry
(Tell ’em who you is young nigga) Y.G.D.
Suge Knight put a nigga on payroll
so you know I ain’t gotta sell the fckin’ yayo (that’s right nigga) no more as I’m smokin’ on Indo in a brand new 500 Benzo (that’s right) They say D let’s roll to the studio (yeah) and drop a smash on these mothafckin foolios (f*ck these niggas)
I hear these fools gangsta hatin’ on Makaveli (Pac)
sayin’ Death Row is through oh nigga really?
You must not have heard about the brand new itinerary
(tell ’em about it)
we got a lock from December to January
If you ain’t got yo’ West Coast Death Row pass
(what we gon’ do?)
you better leave town before we get yo’ ass
They say they comin’ back to Cali
but they ain’t comin’ back to Cali
Top Dogg is here to set the record straight about how Death Row is giant in the music industry. Fe fi fo fum. Get out the way, bitch. This where Death Row comes from. Top Dogg is letting you niggas know Death Row is giant in the music industry. Suge Knight put Top Dogg on payroll. Flossed up looking clean, Top Dogg is smokin’ on indo (marijuana) in a brand new 500 Mercedes Benz. He hears these fools are hating on Makaveli (2Pac) by saying Death Row Records is through. You fools must not have heard about the brand new itinerary. Death Row got a lock from December to January. If you ain’t got your West Coast Death Row pass, you better leave town before they get your ass.
Top Dogg’s nigga Lo said Tha Row needs some gangsta shit. The real shit the bitch niggas don’t fuck with. He’s ready to ride on you muthafuckin’ bustas always rappin’ about yo’ Benz & yo’ clusters
Top Dogg hangs with them crazy niggas straight out of Watts such as Lo-Flip and Bus Stop from O.F.T.B. (OFTB). Top Dogg puts it down every time with every rhyme of his every time. Because the gangsta shit makes a gang of chips. Gangsta rap forever.
You can clearly tell Top Dogg was biting Snoop Dogg on We Don’t Love ’Em. Need I say more? The song is a diss to the hoes out there with Top Dogg saying he doesn’t love them hoes. Know what I’m sayin? Check it out though.
Top Dogg went from handcuffing hoes to just fucking the bitches. Now her suited and booted. It’s just another hot day with Top Dogg rolling around on a Brougham mackin to this bitch whom he’s been trying to fuck since the 9th grade. Now she’s on the phone because she knows a nigga’s paid. Top Dogg is about to pay this bitch back. He plans to get her fucked up and then kill boyfriend/man from the back. Top Dogg be showing no mercy to the cock. He’s about to raid this motherfucker like it was a dope spot.
So Top Dogg tells her to meet him at the mall. Top Dogg tells her, “Meet me at the mall. I be in the cut” At this point in the song and plot, Top Dogg is already fucking his bitch on the floor in the kitchen. When it comes to the pussy, Top Dogg is bad. The bitch was cool. He knows the cock was mad. She said, “There is it cool?” He said, “Yeah baby. Don’t trip no doubt.” Then he told the bitch, “Bitch, get the fuck out!” and “Break your shit and get up”
Top Dogg gets a notification on his pager from the homegirl Yvonne. Not just a homegirl but a freak in heat like the sun. Top Dogg wants to cool her off so he asked her, “What’s poppin?”
She wants Top Dogg to come over and have her room locked. But before Top Dogg fucked her, He asked the homegirl Yvonne for some doe. So she paid him and then laid him. She touched his ass.
It happened so fast that Top Dogg doesn’t remember what he saw. Yvonne was in the kitchen holding an ice pad on her drawers. It was Top Dogg’s fault. That’s how it gets in that situation. Suddenly he hears a knock at the door. A man of 7 feet in height was standing at the door. So he threw Yvonne across the room and cold knocked his ass out.Then he slid on out of Yvonne’s house.
Top Dogg is not buying these hoes jewelry and brand new clothes. Fuck the dumb shit. It’s time to get rich. And later on get a woman he wouldn’t call a bitch. But for now, that’s what he’s living for. His favorite words to a bitch and a hoe are “Fuck a ho!”.
But once again it’s on with this bitch named Miss Dick. Miss Dick holding nuts (testicles) in her mouth like some fucking biscuits. She says testicles melt in her mouth and not in her hand. That’s the type of shit that makes Top Dogg a one night stand man. Miss Dick is bouncing on the cock like flipping switches. That’s the shit Top Dogg loves to do everyday with a bitch. Fuck them, get paid, and then have them dismissed.
Die Muthafucka Die is unreleased track produced by Dr Dre with Top Dogg that was recorded during the Chronic 2000 Still Smokin sessions. Die Muthafucka Die was supposed to be featured on the 1999 album Chronic 2000 Still Smokin but didn’t make the final cut for the album. Die Muthafucka Die got taken off of Chronic 2000 Still Smokin and remain unreleased because Dr. Dre didn’t want Suge Knight using his unfinished songs. Suge used material that was recorded earlier for this track.
Ho Hoppin with Top Dogg and Doobie was supposed to be featured on the 1999 album Chronic 2000 Still Smokin but didn’t make the final cut for the album. Suge G-Funk’d the shit out of song hoping to revive Death Row. Sadly the sound of Death Row was dying by that time. Nevertheless it’s dope.
Me & My Boyz captured the Death Row sound during that era. At least during that time. Me & My Boyz is another example of how Top Dogg was biting’s Snoop Dogg’s sound and style. The beat on Me & My Boyz was produced by Carl ‘Butch” Small. DJ Quik did not produce this song as many people believe. Now the beats were hot! This is that West Coast shit!
Don’t Luv Em uses beautiful smooth West Coast style production from the legendary DJ Quik. Here Quik kept the P Funk sound behind some G-Funk. The multiple layers the production has is crazy with DJ Quik and Rob Bacon doing then all the synths.
I rate this album 4/5****!!