"Puff Puff Pass" is far from a classic DPG DVD!
Crazy Jim | Massachusetts | 01/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone expecting the type of behind-the-scenes mayhem and concert footage they got with the "Up In Smoke Tour" video will probably be dissapointed by this collection of footage that attempts to connect itself to the Snoop Dogg tour of the same name. Don't get me wrong. This is the authorized video for Snoop's tour which took place in 2001. Problem is that most of the DVD is dedicated to events and situations that have very little connection to the concert. A good portion of the presentation is dedicated to educating the viewer on marijuana. Another portion has Snoop talking about his influence on rap music. There's another segment where Snoop and his tour mates talk about their favorite basketball players and it's followed up by Snoop playing basketball while his friends talk about his basketball talents. There's something like ten minutes of footage where Snoop and his hypemen speed through ten years of his "greatest hits" and that's about the only glance we get at anything from the actual concert. None of the other artists on the tour are given much time on the DVD. There's brief interviews with Daz, RBX, Nate Dogg, and a few others but the majority of the interviews are done with Snoop, Bishop "Magic" Duan Juan, and Goldie Loc of Tha Eastsidaz. Duan Juan is particulary boring as he tends to just regurgitate Snoop Dogg's lingo like an eight-year-old fan recites his favorite movie. The backstage concert stuff is the best part of the show but unfortunatetly, there isn't a whole lot of it. The highlight has to be DPG members Bad Azz and Soopafly bagging on each other. One of the tour's biggest featured artists, Kurupt gets no mention on this DVD. More than likely, due to the fact that he jumped to Death Row just months after the tour's finish and has had some less than kind things to say about the DPG camp as of late. If you look real closely, you can spot him in a few of the concert shots but that's about all that you get to see of him. As a fan of Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound, I have to say that this DVD is a bit of a letdown."
Philip A. Wilheit Jr. | 02/16/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This video is a waste of time. It looks like it was filmed with a home video camera and the sound quality is like listening to a concert through a cell phone.
Do not waste your money."