Snoop Dogg Releases Album "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment"

Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is the eighth solo album released by rapper Snoop Dogg.

It was released on November 21, 2006 on Geffen Records.

The phrase "Blue Carpet" in the album's title refers to Snoop Dogg's affiliation with the Crips street gang who often wear blue and shun the red of their rival gang, the Bloods. The album cover has undergone several revisions. The first concept, revealed in August 2006 on SnoopDogg.com, featured a cartoon dog (representing Snoop Dogg) displaying Crip gang signals while standing on a blue carpet patterned like a bandana. Had this design been used, it would have been the third of Snoop Dogg's album covers to use the cartoon likeness of the rapper that was designed by his cousin Darryl Daniel. An updated version was shown on the Late Show with David Letterman 13th Anniversary Special on August 30, 2006 that featured a parody of the famous Hollywood Sign which instead read "LONG BEACH". It was then changed to its current version. Geffen posted this as the final cover for the album on their website.