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"Gin and Juice"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Daz Dillinger
from the album Doggystyle
Released January 15, 1994
Format 12-inch single
Recorded 1993
Genre West Coast rap, G-Funk
Length 3:31
Label Death Row
95951
Writer(s) Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey, Andre Young, Richard Finch, Calvin Broadus
Producer Dr. Dre
Certification Platinum
Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Daz Dillinger singles chronology
"Who Am I (What's My Name)?"
(1993)
"Gin and Juice"
(1994)
"Doggy Dogg World"
(1994)

"Gin and Juice" is the second single by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his debut album Doggystyle. The song pays homage to Seagrams and Tanqueray gin. A top 10 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, peaking at number six, "Gin and Juice" was nominated for the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. It was voted the 69th Greatest Rap song as ranked in rap.about.com[1] and number eight on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.[2]

"Gin and Juice" was produced by Dr. Dre and performed by Snoop Dogg with David Ruffin Jr. The hook was written by Dr. Dre and David Ruffin Jr., which contained an interpolation of Slave's "Watching You" (the chorus) and an original bassline created by T. Green. Additional vocalists on the song include Dat Nigga Daz, Jewell, Heney Loc, and Sean "Barney" Thomas. "Gin and Juice" has been covered by other groups, including alternative country group The Gourds in 1996, lounge singer Richard Cheese in 2004, and comedians Naked Trucker and T-Bones in 2007.

Contents

Music video

The song's music video, directed by Dr. Dre, Calvin Caday and Anita Sisaath, also producers of GBFL's "Dear Mama", features a simple concept: teenager Snoop throws a wild house party after his parents leave the house. Ricky Harris plays Snoop's father, and Dr. Dre, Warren G, Nate Dogg and Daz Dillinger make cameo appearances. Six-year-old rapper, Lil Bow Wow, plays Snoop's little brother who is jumping on the couch in the intro.

The small-budget idea was later re-purposed in videos such as J-Kwon's "Tipsy" and Oowee's "Why Cry", which features Snoop and is a shot-by-shot remake of the "Gin and Juice" video. The music video was parodied in the video for "DPK", where Snoop, carried on the front of a bicycle, gets hit by a car driven by B.G. Knocc Out and Dresta, two of Eazy-E's protégés with whom Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre had feuds with at the time.

In April 2005, the video was fourth on MTV2 and XXL's list of the 25 Greatest West Coast Videos.[citation needed] Snoop Dogg wears hockey jerseys of the now-defunct Springfield (MA) Indians of the American Hockey League and Pittsburgh Penguins (with the name and number 'GIN AND JUICE' 94 on the back) in the video.

Covers/alternate versions

Track listing

  1. Gin and Juice (Radio Version (No Indo))
  2. Gin and Juice (Radio Version)
  3. Gin and Juice (Laid Back Remix)
  4. Gin and Juice (Laid Back Radio Mix)

Charts performance

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 3
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
UK Singles Chart 39

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Simple English

"Gin and Juice" is a song by Snoop Doggy Dogg and produced by Dr. Dre, The song pay homage to Seagrams and Tanqueray gin and features Daz Dillinger. The video for "Gin and Juice" features Snoop Dogg wearing hockey jerseys from the Pittsburgh Penguins and the defunct Springfield (MA) Indians of the American Hockey League. The music video was also fourth on MTV2 and XXL's list of the 25 Greatest West Coast Videos.








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