Tru Dawgs

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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier

Shortly before C-Murder's arrest in 2002, he had been busy at work on Tru Dawgs. Intended as a showcase for the No Limit rapper's many affiliates, the album features a long list of guests, among them Snoop Dogg, Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Keith Murray, Mia X, Bizzy Bone, da Brat, and Jermaine Dupri. In addition, C-Murder also features many lesser-known rap artists on Tru Dawgs. Anyone familiar with the late-'90s era of No Limit, when the label regularly featured innumerable guests on every release, should find a certain amount of comfort in this format. C-Murder himself is more of a presenter here than a performer, only appearing on five of the songs. Yet with so many different guests, some of them seasoned veterans, others hungry rookies, you don't really mind that C-Murder is for the most part missing in action. His guests are just as talented as him, if not sometimes more so, and each no doubt represents the "tru" spirit that C-Murder so ardently embraces.

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