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"What's My Name?"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg
from the album Doggystyle
Released November 30, 1993 (1993-11-30)
Format 12-inch single, Cassette Single, EP
Recorded 1992
Genre Gangsta rap, G-funk
Length 4:06
Label Death Row
Writer(s) Andre Young, George Clinton, Gary Shider, Snoop Dogg, David Spradley
Producer Dr. Dre
Certification Gold
Snoop Dogg chronology
"Let Me Ride"
(1993)
"Who Am I (What's My Name)?"
(1993)
"Gin and Juice"
(1994)
Dr. Dre chronology
"Let Me Ride"
(1993)
"Who Am I (What's My Name)?"
(1993)
"Natural Born Killaz"
(1994)
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"What's My Name?", also known as "Who Am I? (What's My Name?), is the solo debut single from rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album Doggystyle. The song was a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #8 in 1994.

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Background

The song, produced by Dr. Dre, features interpolations of Funkadelic's "(Not Just) Knee Deep" as its bassline and George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" in its chorus. Additional vocals were contributed by Jewell and Tony Green. The follow up version of it titled "Snoop Dogg" was released on his album, Tha Last Meal. The cover artwork is by Joe Cool. The song features the line "Shit that I drop 'cuz ya know it don't stop / Mr. One Eight Seven on a motherfuckin' cop", a reference to the "Deep Cover" by Dr. Dre and Snoop.

Music video

Fab 5 Freddy directed a CGI-driven music video for the song.[1] Snoop and others are able to morph into dogs (such as Doberman Pinschers and rottweilers) to evade angry fathers and run amok. One scene shows the animals wearing sunglasses, smoking cigars and gambling on dice games. Other members of Tha Dogg Pound make cameo appearances such as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, and Warren G.

Tracklisting

  1. What's My Name? (Clean Radio Mix)
  2. What's My Name? (Clean Club Mix)
  3. What's My Name? (Explicit Club Mix)
  4. What's My Name? (LP Version)
  5. What's My Name? (Instrumental)

Charts performance

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Rhytmic Top 40 12
Hot Rap Singles 1
Hot Dance Music/Club Play 43
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 8
Billboard Hot 100 8

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