Rolling Stone (p.58) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The pair work a middle ground between the elder's G-funk and the younger man's woozy pop rap..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[A]n ample crop of spry, extra-sticky hooks and some of Snoop's sharpest rhymes in years..." -- Grade: B+
Billboard (p.16) - "Tracks like 'I Get Lifted,' 'Talent Show' and the mostly sung 'It Could Be Easy' are driven by sturdy rhythms and creamy, melodic old-school hooks."
Recording information: 4220 Studios, Hollywood, CA; Drum Squad Studios, Atlanta, GA; DSR, Hollywood, CA; La Bren Studios, Inglewood, CA; Levcon Studios, Los Angeles, CA; N. Hale High, Los Angeles, CA; Paramount Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Record Plant Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; The G Spot Studios, Irvine, CA.
Editor: "Fredwreck" Farid Nassar.
Photographer: Willie Toledo.
The soundtrack to their Cheech & Chong-like feature film, Mac and Devin Go to High School finds Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in glorious stoner mode, offering plenty of blunt anthems and smokers delights. Production-wise, the album is split evenly between booming, G-Funk nostalgia (prime cut "I Get Lifted" features a slow, rolling, Warren G beat) and more contemporary, Wiz-friendly sounds (lead single "Young, Wild & Free" is polished, bright, sunshine material crafted by Bruno Mars and his crew, the Smeezingtons). Highly desirable names like Jake One, Drumma Boy, Exile, and Nottz fill the rest of the production credits, and while the material is light and redundant, anyone with a little hip-hop schooling should be prepared, and rightly assume, this is much more How High than Blackout! Snoop and Wiz offer a flashy, multi-generational alternative to Method and Red, and bouncing between their styles keeps this single-minded effort from being a bore. The target audience should think of it as a bag marked "regs" that comes with no organic flavor or transcendent buzz, but is easy to roll and surprisingly dank. ~ David Jeffries