I expected this album from Dogo. No more, no less. I expected an album with this beat, I expected an album with these bars and I expected a seminal album with this hype aura. These are the Dogos, period!
Club Dogo reunited after ten years. In this period everything has changed in music and especially in rap music. An essential evolution where the three arbitrators of rap, Guè, Jake La Furia and Don Joe came together to take stock of the situation of the scene and outline the guidelines for the future development of the movement.
Their bars tell of the past, almost like a history book, an encyclopedia and an apocryphal gospel, where the three enjoy incredible consensus and respect, which spans different generations.
Precisely this respectability of theirs has created the cult and the legend and their bars become verb for lovers of the genre both among the very young and among the older ones,
“Club Dogo” doesn’t say anything new but underlines the fundamentals.
A record to devour for brats who want to try their hand at barre.
This seminal character is perhaps the most important aspect of the Dogo message: the Dogo remains for the people... they sing.
It is precisely this almost educational, formative aspect that tells of their evolution, their bravado, their excesses but also their mistakes, their bullshit and addictions.
For me the motivation for the Dogo’s return is romantic. I’ll be wrong.
Maybe they got together just for money (money is my slavery they sing) but I like to think that someone in the rap world really has access to the Dogo-faro. The call for help and the Dogos returned because they were needed to bring order.
A territorial record, it exudes Milan, described in the sound imagery almost as a dystopian Gotham City full of contradictions where the Dogo arrive to save the movement that has lost control.
Only three feats on the album: a friend who made history with them, Marracash, the new one that advances, the new King, that is Sfera Ebbasta and the Queen demonstrating the importance of the female figure in the Club, that is Elodie.
It’s useless to talk about it good or bad, it’s useless to make criticisms, mental masturbations and journalistic ruminations to talk about this album. “Club Dogo” is a “message” for the scene, a 34 minute message like a mantra to learn and remember.
And now everyone at the Forum to consecrate…
Dogo is back!
Once upon a time in Italy
Where the road dazzles you, music saves you
This is the hymn to the rabble, the Dogo does not bark
People gave me this medal.
And everyone gets drunk on something to get by (Seh)
Of power, of women, of God and of all the saints
Always write my name big, caps lock
Sex is the condemnation of people like me
Who do more than allowed and regret it like the MC
I don’t fuck for bags, I don’t swipe, I don’t check (Yeah)
If you want I’ll get you pregnant and your ex will recognize it (Ex)
When we were together everything was better, it was real
You ran through my veins, baby, like anesthesia
Ogg texts you as he comes, you don’t go out for dinners
Unless it suits you, unless it pays well, oh
This is a nightmare in the sleep of reason (Seh)
Awaken me from the dream of the nation (Ah)
We’re too stoned in a bed, sweaty (Yeah)
With cities in panic
In the hands of psychopaths with switchblades (Ah)
Life is worth nothing even if you’re rich (No)
If you have cuts in your veins and next to a fake Rolex
Stillborn kids taking selfies with Hennessy (Yeah)
Because it no longer matters to be, it matters to be there
SCORE TRACK BY TRACK: Rating 7.50
Once upon a time in Italy – Rating 7.00
Boom bap mafia – Rating 7.50
Born for this – feat. Marracash – Rating 8.00
Bad faith – Rating 7.00
King of the Jungle – Rating 7.00
Milly feat, Sfera Ebbasta – Rating 7.00
In slam – Rating 7.50
Alone in Milan feat. Elodie – Rating 7.50
You are not her – Rating 7.00
Friar – Rating 7.00
Indelible – Rating 7.50
TO LISTEN NOW
Boom bap mafia – Born for this – feat. Marracash – Soli a Milano feat. Elodie
TO BE SKIPPED IMMEDIATELY
Absolutely nothing… History!
2003 – I fist myself
2006 – Capital pen
2007 – Vile money
2009 – Dogocracy
2010 – How nice it is to be us
2012 – We are the club
2014 – We are no longer the ones from Mi fist
2024 – Club Dogo