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"I Wanna Rock"
Single by Snoop Dogg
from the album Malice n Wonderland
Released November 17, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:56
Label Priority/Doggystyle
Writer(s) J. Brown, A. Young, C. Broadus, R. Ginyard, E. Molina
Producer Scoop DeVille, Dr. Dre
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"That's Tha Homie"
(2009)
"I Wanna Rock"
(2009)
"Pronto"
(2009)

"I Wanna Rock" is the third official single off American rapper, Snoop Dogg's tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland. It was released digitally on iTunes on November 17 [1], 2009, after the second single "That's Tha Homie". The song was produced by Scoop DeVille and mixed by Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg released it on a mixtape titled "I Wanna Rock" on November 23. The song was confirmed by BBC Radio 1 to be released in the UK on March 15, 2010 but is now listed as "Coming Soon"[2].

The lines "Right about now" and "I wanna rock right now" as well as the beat are sampled from Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's 1988 song "It Takes Two." The main sample is from "Space Dust" by Galactic Force Band [3].

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Music video

A still from the music video

The music video (directed by Erick Peyton) premiered on MTV Hits and MTV.com on November 26, 2009. It features Jamie Foxx, America's Best Dance Crew season 3 winners Quest Crew, Hip-Hop Group Far East Movement, professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy, Laurie Ann Gibson, and popular Jerkin' crew The Ranger$. The video takes place during an alley dance battle and Snoop rapping on top of a roof.

Charts

Chart (2009-2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 41
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 10
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 3

Track listing

Digital single
Track Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Wanna Rock" (single edit) J. Brown, A. Young, C. Broadus, R. Ginyard, E. Molina Scoop DeVille, Dr. Dre (co) 3:56
CD single
Track Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Wanna Rock (The Kings G-Mix)" (feat. Jay-Z) J. Brown, A. Young, C. Broadus, R. Ginyard, E. Molina, S. Carter Scoop DeVille, Dr. Dre (co) 4:02
2. "I Wanna Rock (The Kings G-Mix)" (edited version) (feat. Jay-Z) J. Brown, A. Young, C. Broadus, R. Ginyard, E. Molina, S. Carter Scoop DeVille, Dr. Dre (co) 4:00

Remix

The official remix features Jay-Z and is referred to as "The Kings' G-Mix." Some times the Ludacris freestyle is added to the original or The Kings' G-Mix" on the radio as the remix. It features a vocal sample of "Microphone Fiend" by Eric B. & Rakim in Snoop Doggs new verse. It will be on the album's re-release, entitled More Malice. The 2nd official remix has surfaced known as the "Interstate Trafficking Remix", and it features Roscoe Dash on the chorus, Rick Ross, Maino, OJ da Juiceman and Yo Gotti. It is produced by DJ Green Lantern with a whole different beat and a new verse by Snoop Dogg.[4] It was leaked on February 15, 2010. The 3rd official remix features Kardinal Offishall. It is known as the TO Remix.[5] The 4th official remix, the "Travis Barker Remix", features Ludacris. Another remix has been released, the "West Coast Remix". It features Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Crooked I, Ras Kass and Nipsey Hussle.[6] In addition, multiple rappers have freestyled over the beat, including:

References

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