"DPGC: U Know What I'm Throwin' Up" came in 2003 as the seventh solo album from the West Coast Rap artist Daz Dillinger (the going back to his old name of Dat N***a Daz). It finds the rapper, who was then engaging with a beef with his former band mate Kurupt (who together worked as Tha Dogg Pound and D.P.G. - and have returned to since) coming with another full-length album, despite only making his debut in 1995 with yet more fresh material. Daz is seen to make an impact as he shows how he can compete with Kurupt by doing all the beats and throwing down the rough Gangsta Rap material with help from his cousin, Snoop Dogg and a range of other from around his hometown of Long Beach, California.
1. "Bigg Snoop Dogg" (Intro)
2. "I'll Beatcho Azz"
After a few words from Snoop, you see that Daz goes in hard and let's it know that he's down for more big material and even without Kurupt's support he will rep the DPGC name (Dogg Pound Gangstaz) to his full potential and will come up with nothing but the best he has to offer. He directly calls out his former partner in rhyme to ensure that it doesn't seem like he's holding back to any degree.
3. "Public Service Announcement" (Lude)
4. "U Ain't S**t"
With Bad Azz on his side, and Soopafly assisting with the beats you find that here you get more of the fly material that will force you pulling out a bad Gangsta two-step to force you to feel the way he is trying to appeal to listeners through some danceable hardcore raps where he is seen to mention the likes of Suge Knight and Ja Rule (for purely jacking 2Pac's style). He holds it together and keeps you involved at all times.
5. "WBALLZ" (Lude)
6. "Dogg Catcha"
With this one you get some fun party material from Daz as you see that he gets some slapping beats which force you right in as you find that the rapper is able to effectively jump on top of his fly composition to bring out some barked rhymes which take you back and force you to take notice as he gets down to things and straight rips it (as ever) and shows how diverse this release will be for him.
7. "Snoopy Collins" (Lude)
8. "All Night Long"
After hearing Snoop Dogg do his well-known Bootsy Collins impression, you see that here you get another party jam from him as he does one where he takes the time to appreciate just how far he has come over the years and the way he has managed to get to this stage without being seen to blatantly go off the back of his cousin (event though his first major appearances were on Dr. Dre's "Chronic" and Snoop's "Doggystyle" debut).
9. "It's Dat Gangsta S**t"
The way the beats go on this one are just too much as you see that here he comes out with a track that is designed just for all his Crips as he brings one where he gives them more of the killer beats that you won't be able to get enough of and then he tells you what to put on before ridging out to take out others. He then references a few classic N.W.A works which were essential in leading to his way into the Hip Hop game.
10. "Skirt Day"
With this one he comes out with a fly one and another that keeps the album rolling well. However I felt that the energy levels were a bit lower than what is seen elsewhere here and so it seems to hold it back slightly. I felt that it wasn't particularly important, but it did clearly lead to it pulling it down a big as he comes with more of his engaging flows which sho how well he can come out with original takes on themes which you would have expected to have run out of options by this point.
11. "Snoop: Suck Me" (Lude)
12. "Don't Stop"
He is seen to get back to the incredibly high quality material here as he links up with Soopafly again and you find that he brings some massively-improved flows which show just how well he has been able to come along over the years to assist in the work. You see that the music sounds like something that Snoop might have dropped at this time as Daz clearly takes on influence from The Neptunes' production style and it works very well.
13. "Snoop: Quit Lyin'" (Lude)
14. "Can't Stop That Gangsta S**t"
This track is just what you want to be as you find that here you get some pure Gangsta Rap material from directly out of the coast that made it so exciting to listen to. You really can't get enough this material and you see that on it he comes out with something funky that gets you grooving along as you get some bright beats which seem to give it a lot of different directions where he can takes things from.
15. "Snoop: Kick Some Gangsta S**t" (Lude)
16. "Deez N***az Trippin'"
After having Snoop tell him what's up, Daz is seen to oblige by coming with even more of that raw Gangsta Rap material that made him what he is in the game as he appeals directly towards the streets and doesn't make any sort of effort to appeal to the mainstream whatsoever. Here he comes with your typical gun flows where he let's it be known how he doesn't have any intentions of doing anything but ride for his crew.
17. "Introduction 2 Mayhem"
You see that wit this one Daz plays around with his beats here as he finds out where he can take things here by coming with some lively Breakbeats on the thing to add into the mix as he gets Soopafly throwing down some of his own rhymes down on the thing, and you find that he comes in strong in a manner that has a bit of throwback appeal through the style of the production and the chants.
18. "WBALLZ" (Lude)
19. "Round N Round We Go"
You get a little Rock influence coming through in the production here as you see that he makes some changes by sampling for a big of a change here and comes out with something rough as he experiments with his work with the addition of Metal to the mix and it felt just right to support him as he continues to bring the same empowering speedy rhymes that he has brought since as far back as 1992.
20. "DPGC: U Know What I'm Throwin' Up"
On the titular track to the album you get a tune that has him working with both Snoop Dogg and Goldie Loc (of Tha Eastsidaz) as hey come out with a joint where their rep the Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips to the fullest using a little something you will find familiar if you have watched 'The Wizard of Oz' film. It is a track that hits you with its quality from the get-go and I can't see why you wouldn't what to be taken in.
21. "Pimpin' Olympics" (Lude)
22. "Ain't Nothin' But A Gangsta Party" (Part 2)
Here you get Daz throwing down a sequel to the classic 2Pac and Snoop Dogg track "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted" and you find that as he goes off the same sort of backing as the original track, you know that it simply can't go wrong. You get some Talk Box work added to the mix as he gets on soem hardcore synth that really suits the direction that DJ Battlecat pushed forward in the late nineties and it makes for a straight banger.
23. "I Got That Fire" (Lude)
24. "I Got That Fire"
Following a very relevant interlude, you see that he comes out with a tune that takes back the music to the mid-nineties style where it was all about that smooth G-0Funk material coming out of the West Coast really it is just perfect and takes you back to those times as you see tha he comes out with a tune that he designed specifically to smoke to (but you can chill to no matter what you are doing at the time).
25. "Snoop: Reminisce" (Lude)
26. "World So Cold"
With this one you get Daz coming through strong again as you see that after coming with more flows where he rhymes about how everyday he is willing to ride after getting his blue rag, Chucks and glock, he has to change his perceptions on his lifestyle some days in order to show that he does have some conscious thought before he goes out and just follows the crowds pointlessly (as he knows music is a way out).
27. "A Message To Ricardo Brown" (Lude)
28. "Church" (Lude)
29. "Who Dem N***az"
After having directly calling out Kurupt, using his real name, you see that here you get a banger of a jam where you get even more of the funky beats from the earlier ends of the album to liven you up again as it goes towards the end of the music. You are able to be rejuvenated with the novelty of some flows by P.T.N., as you see that it just gives you a chance to escape the relentlessness of Daz' rhymes.
30. "Let's Roll"
Before telling it like it is (with his real name) whilst speaking on top of some classic West Coast Rap, you see that here he ends the record with a tune that goes directly out to the girls as he does one that has a bit of an eighties feel to it and it enables the thing to change quite a bit as Shon Don and Crystal come in on this laid-back, yet jumpy joint that seems to end it on a massive high to represent it well.
31. "A Message From Delmar Arnaud" (Outro)
A saw this as a killer album from Daz and one that shows that he is perfectly capable of doing things without Kurupt )although they would eventually reunite) as he comes out with a range of tunes which stay true to what he is best known for, and he doesn't go off-topic once. You can't really fault much her, but it's length does have it an effort to listen to.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Bigg Snoop Dogg Intro - Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger
2 I'll Beacho Azz
3 Public Service Announcement
4 U Ain't Shit - Randy Badazz, Daz Dillinger
5 WBALLZ (Interlude)
6 Dogg Catcha - Daz Dillinger, Soopafly
7 Snoopy Collins (Interlude)
8 All Night Long
9 It's Dat Gangsta Shit
10 Skirt Out
11 Snoop (Interlude): Suck Me
12 Don't Stop - Daz Dillinger, Soopafly
13 Snoop (Interlude): Quit Playin'
14 Can't Stop That Gangsta Shit
15 Snoop (Interlude): Kick Some Gangsta Shit
16 Deez Niggaz Trippin' - Daz Dillinger, Soopafly
17 Introduction 2 Mayhem
18 WBALLZ (Interlude)
19 Round n Round We Go - Daz Dillinger,
20 DPGC: U Know What I'm Throwin' Up - Daz Dillinger, , Snoop Dogg
21 Pimpin' Olympics (Interlude)
22 Ain't Nothin' But a Gangsta Party, Pt. 2
23 I Got Dat Fire (Interlude)
24 I Got Dat Fire - Daz Dillinger, E-White, Snoop Dogg, Uncle Reo
25 Snoop (Interlude): Reminisce
26 World So Cold [I'll Beacho Azz Remix] - Daz Dillinger,
27 Message to Ricardo Brown
28 Church (Interlude)
29 Who Dem Niggaz
30 Let's Roll - Daz Dillinger,
31 Message from Delmar Arnaud