In what has to be one of 2018’s most unexpected albums, SNOOP DOGG seems to have found religion! Yes, his latest release is an epic 32 track set called ‘Snoop Dogg Presents Bible Of Love’. On it our man enlists a cast of biblical (geddit?) proportions to help him deliver . Naturally he calls on many of contemporary gospel’s leading lights – amongst them Kim Burrell, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, and Tye Tribbett but there are plenty of guests from the worlds of R&B and soul; indeed the tracks that feature Patti Labelle and Charlie Wilson are amongst the long player’s highlights. Oddly (or not) Snoop can he heard on just a few of the cuts.
Most commentators have agreed that over 32 tracks the album is just a little too long; sharper editing would have made the whole thing more coherent and relevant. However, if old time testifying is your thing, you’ll find plenty to move you here …. try the input from the Clark Sisters and Rance Allen for starters.