February 10, 2008 / 12:05 AM / 10 years ago

Snoop's "Ego" trip moves up on calendar

<p>Rapper Snoop Dogg performs during the J.A.M Awards concert in honor of the late hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay and to benefit his Foundation for Music in New York November 29, 2007. With the video for "Sensual Seduction" as its lead-in, Snoop Dogg's new album, "Ego Trippin'," has been bumped to a March 11 release by Interscope, which originally planned to put it out in May. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

NEW YORK (Billboard) - With the video for “Sensual Seduction” as its lead-in, Snoop Dogg’s new album, “Ego Trippin’,” has been bumped to a March 11 release by Interscope, which originally planned to put it out in May.

Beyond “Seduction,” which is No. 8 this week on the Billboard Hot 100, the 20-track album goes retro on “Hollywood Nights,” which showcases swanky piano, fat horns and the cartoonish chorus “Those Hollywood nights/they drive me crazy.”

Opener “Press Play” samples the Isley Brothers’ “Atlantis.” On “Never Have to Worry,” Snoop recounts his life story over a lush background of piano, saxophone and bass; and “Make It Good” admonishes men who are scared of commitment.

Reuters/Billboard

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