Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')
"Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')" Single by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg from the album The Chronic B-side "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" and "187" Released May 20, 1993 Format 12" single Recorded 1992 Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, diss song Length 4:52 Label Death Row, Interscope Writer(s) André Young, Calvin Broadus, Colin Wolfe, David Spradley, Garry Shider, George Clinton Producer Dr. Dre Certification Gold (August, 1993), became Platinum in 1996 Dr. Dre chronology "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang
"Fuck wit Dre Day (and Everybody's Celebratin')"
"Let Me Ride"
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang
"Fuck wit Dre Day (and Everybody's Celebratin')"
"Let Me Ride"
Audio sample The Chronic track listing
- "The Chronic" (intro)
- "Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')"
- "Let Me Ride"
- "The Day the Niggaz Took Over"
- "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang"
- "Deeez Nuuuts"
- "Lil Ghetto Boy"
- "A Nigga Witta Gun"
- "The $20 Sack Pyramid" (skit)
- "Lyrical Gangbang"
- "High Powered"
- "The Doctor's Office" (skit)
- "Stranded on Death Row"
- "The Roach" (The Chronic Outro)
- "Bitches Ain't Shit"
"Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')" (released as "Dre Day") is a hip-hop single by Dr. Dre, with a guest appearance by Snoop Doggy Dogg, from the 1992 album The Chronic on Death Row Records. The song was released as a single in 1993.
The single failed to match the popularity of Dre's earlier hit, "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang", although it did reach number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1993 and number six (counting the 12 weeks spent) on the rap/hip-hop chart on that year's overall ranking. The song features a slowed-down interpolation of Funkadelic's "(Not Just) Knee Deep" as its bassline and features Jewell on vocals and RBX on chorus. An accompanying music video was directed by Dr. Dre.
The song was a diss towards rappers Eazy-E, Dre's former accomplice; Tim Dog, an East Coast rapper who slighted the whole West Coast rap scene; and Luther (Luke) Campbell, whose track "Fakin' Like Gangstas" from his debut solo album I Got Shit On My Mind (featuring JT Money from the group Poison Clan) was taken personally for making references to some of the popular rappers in the "gangsta" category. Snoop Dogg later made peace between him and Luke in the song "Hoez from Smokefest Underground".
There were also some lyrics alluding to former N.W.A. rapper Ice Cube, who departed acrimoniously from the group in 1990 and ridiculed Dre on the track "No Vaseline" (off Ice Cube's 1991 Death Certificate album). "We gon' creep to South Central on a street knowledge mission" was a reference to Cube's production operation Street Knowledge Productions. However, by the album's release, Ice Cube was on friendlier terms with Dr. Dre, so the animosity toward him was downplayed; unlike Eazy-E and Luke, he wasn't parodied in the music video.
The line "we have your motherfucking record company surrounded; put down the candy and let the little boy go" is a possible reference to the rumour that Eazy-E was a child Molester
The premise of the video concerns a parody character of Eazy-E called "Sleazy-E", complete with a Jheri Curl hairstyle and wearing dark sunglasses (played by A.J. Johnson), getting a new contract from a man depicted as a fat,money-grubbing record producer (played by a real life executive producer from Interscope Records, Steve Berman). The story features Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg walking around and gaining a following from others around them. There is an interlude in the middle of the video, where Sleazy-E introduces his two new grotesque protégés (played by Bushwick Bill and Warren G) to his new manager. Sleazy appears in a number of situations, including being shot, becoming homeless, being chased by armed men, and finally, on the Pasadena freeway with a sign: "Will Rap for Food". The video also parodies Luke Campbell as a gap toothed rapper.
Eazy-E retaliated on his next album It's On
(Dr. Dre)187um Killa which contained the song "Real Muthaphuckkin G's", on which he makes fun of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg (calling them "studio gangstas"), and Death Row Records.
Tim Dog responded with "Dog Baby" and "Bitch with a Perm" — two tracks directed at Snoop Dogg. Tim Dog was angry at Snoop for his 2nd verse and line "Tim Dog can eat a big fat dick" at the end of the song, as well as the representation of the lines "Fuck me in the ass!" and "Step to me and let me suck your dick!" as "things that Tim Dog would say" in the skit track, "The $20 Sack Pyramid". Dre also dissed Tim Dog, Luke & Eazy-E on the track "Puffin' Blunts And Drankin' Tanqueray" which appeared on the Dre Day single.
Luther Campbell along with JT Money and then-upcoming artist Clayvoisie responded with the song "Cowards in Compton" (from Luke's second solo LP, In The Nude) and its accompanying video that parodied Dre's original premise as a member of the mid-1980s rap group World Class Wreckin' Cru. Snoop Dogg responded on "Tha Shiznit" and his introduction to the song "Lodi Dodi". Compton rappers Tweedy Bird Loc and King Tee have also responded to the song.
Snoop Dogg used and originated the word "bootylicious" in this song almost a decade before the 2001 single of that name by Destiny's Child. However, in this song it means "bad" or "weak"; that is far different from the meaning Beyoncé Knowles gave it in her group's hit, which the Oxford English Dictionary Online used when it added "bootylicious" in 2004.
- Side A
- Side B
- "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" (instrumental version)
- "Dre Day" (extended mix)
- "187" (Deep Cover Remix) (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg)
The cassette and vinyl version combines the vocal and instrumental versions of "Puffin' on Blunts..." into one twelve-minute track at the end of side two.
Chart Position U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8 Hot Rap Singles 13 R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 6 Rhythmic Top 40 6 Hot Dance Music/Club Play 29 Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
End of year charts
End of year chart (1993) Position U.S. Billboard Hot 100 53
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Dr. Dre Discography · Production discography Studio albums Compilation albums Singles"Deep Cover" · "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" · "Fuck wit Dre Day" · "Let Me Ride" · "Natural Born Killaz" · "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" · "Been There, Done That" · "Zoom" · "Still D.R.E." · "Forgot About Dre" · "The Next Episode" · "Put It on Me" · "Bad Intentions" · "The Wash" · "Kush" · "I Need a Doctor" · "The Psycho" Featured singles"We're All in the Same Gang" · "Funky Flute" · "Let's Play House" · "California Love" · "No Diggity" · "Ghetto Fabulous" · "Guilty Conscience" · "Hello" · "Just Be a Man About It" · "The Knoc" · "Symphony in X Major" · "Encore/Curtains Down" · "Crack a Bottle" · "Old Time's Sake" · "Hell Breaks Loose" Other songs"Bitches Ain't Shit" • "Fuck You" • "Xxplosive" • "What's the Difference" • "Let's Get High" Related articles Snoop Dogg Studio albums Collaboration albums Compilation albums Soundtracks Concert toursBlazed & Confused Tour · Rock the Bells Related articles Book · Category · Template
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