Gin and Juice
"Gin and Juice" is the second single by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his debut album Doggystyle. The lyrics depict a party filled with sex and alcohol continuing into the small hours of the morning; the iconic chorus sung by David Ruffin Jr is: Rollin' down the street smokin' indo Sippin' on gin and juice Laid back. One critic describes the chorus as representative of "the G-funk tableau" emphasizing cruising culture, consumption of depressants, materialism; the last line is an example of antimetabole, the figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures. The focus on money is shared throughout hip hop, including It's All About the Benjamins, Money Makes the World Go Round, Get Money, Foe Tha Love of $. "Gin and Juice" was produced by Dr. Dre and contains an interpolation from Slave's "Watching You" in its chorus and a sample from George McCrae's "I Get Lifted" as its bassline, it reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
It sold 700,000 copies. "Gin and Juice" was nominated for the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. It was listed as number eight on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop; the song's music video, directed by Dr. Dre, Calvin Caday and Anita Sisaath producers of 2Pac's "Dear Mama", features a teenaged Snoop Dogg throwing a wild house party after his parents leave, his parents evict the partygoers to confront Snoop Dogg. Ricky Harris plays Snoop's father, Dr. Dre, Warren G, Nate Dogg and Daz Dillinger make cameo appearances. Six-year-old rapper Lil Bow Wow plays Snoop's little brother, jumping on the couch in the intro. "I was in the'Gin and Juice' video," comedian Eddie Griffin recalled. "I pop out of this little Volkswagen full of weed smoke with my hair standing on end."The small-budget idea was 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 at the time. In April 2005, the video was fourth on XXL's list of the 25 Greatest West Coast Videos. Snoop Dogg wears hockey jerseys of the now-defunct Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League and Pittsburgh Penguins in the video. "Gin and Juice" has been covered by other groups, including alternative country group The Gourds in 1996, lounge singer Richard Cheese in 2004, comedians Naked Trucker and T-Bones in 2007 and singer and actor Paul Simon in 2010, during the Night of Too Many Stars event hosted by Jon Stewart. In 2004, a Radio edit version of the song was played by a group of homeless drug addicts on the radio as they mock the pompous Dr. Stegman on the ABC miniseries "Kingdom Hospital" by horror novelist Stephen King; the song was the cover version sung by The Gourds eight years prior to the miniseries' syndication. On May 27, 2018, Snoop Dogg set the world record for the largest "Gin and Juice", a 500 litre paradise cocktail.
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Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, he is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, was co-owner of Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including 2Pac, The D. O. C. Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, 50 Cent, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, he is credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a rap style characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. As of 2018, he is the third richest figure in hip hop, with a net worth of $770 million. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru, he found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N. W. A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, which popularized explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life, his 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993.
It earned him a Grammy Award for the single "Let Me Ride", as well as several accolades for the single "Nuthin' but a'G' Thang". That year, he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Doggy Dogg's quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle, mentored producers such as his step-brother Warren G and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger. In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records to establish Aftermath Entertainment, he produced a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, released a solo album, 2001, in 1999. During the 2000s, Dr. Dre focused on producing other artists contributing vocals. Dr. Dre signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, co-produced their albums, he has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has had acting roles in The Wash and Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre 56 on their list of "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Young was born in Compton, the first child of Theodore and Verna Young, his middle name, Romelle, is derived from The Romells. His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, divorced in 1972.
His mother remarried to Curtis Crayon and had three children: sons Jerome and Tyree and daughter Shameka. In 1976, Young began attending Vanguard Junior High School in Compton, but due to gang violence, he transferred to the safer suburban Roosevelt Junior High School; the family moved and they lived in apartments and houses in Compton, Long Beach and in the Watts and South Central neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Young has stated that he was raised by his grandmother in New Wilmington Arms housing project in Compton, his mother married Warren Griffin, whom she met at her new job in Long Beach, which added three stepsisters and one stepbrother to the family. Young is the cousin of producer Sir Jinx, he attended Centennial High School in Compton during his freshman year in 1979, but transferred to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles due to poor grades. Young attempted to enroll in an apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation Company, but poor grades at school made him ineligible. Thereafter, he focused on his social life and entertainment for the remainder of his high school years.
Young fathered a son with Cassandra Joy Greene named Curtis. Curtis was brought up by his mother and first met his father 20 years when Curtis became rapper Hood Surgeon. Inspired by the Grandmaster Flash song "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel", he attended a club called Eve After Dark to watch many DJs and rappers performing live, he subsequently became a DJ in the club under the name "Dr. J", based on the nickname of Julius Erving, his favorite basketball player. At the club, he met aspiring rapper Antoine Carraby to become member DJ Yella of N. W. A. Soon afterwards he adopted the moniker Dr. Dre, a mix of previous alias Dr. J and his first name, referring to himself as the "Master of Mixology". Eve After Dark had a back room with a small four-track studio. In this studio and Yella recorded several demos. In their first recording session, they recorded a song entitled "Surgery", with the lyrics "calling Dr. Dre to surgery" serving as the chorus to the song, he joined the musical group World Class Wreckin' Cru under Kru-Cut in 1984.
The group would become stars of the electro-hop scene. "Surgery", released after being recorded prior to the group's official formation, would prominently feature Dr. Dre on the turntable; the record would become the group's first hit, selling 50,000 copies within the Compton area. Dr. Dre and DJ Yella performed mixes for local radio station KDAY, boosting ratings for its afternoon rush-hour show The Traffic Jam. Dr. Dre's earliest recordings were released in 1994 on a compilation titled Concrete Roots. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the website AllMusic described the compiled music, released "several years before Dre developed a distinctive style", as "surprisingly generic and unengaging" and "for dedicated fans only", his frequent absences from school jeopardized his position as a diver on his school's swim team. After high school, he attended Chester Adult School in Compton following his mother's demands for him to get a job or continue his education. After brief attendance at a radio broadcasting school, he relocated to the residence of his father and residence of his grandparents before returning to his mother's house.
He dropped out of Che
Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. is a former American record producer, music executive, former American football player and incarcerated felon. He is best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records, which rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre's breakthrough album The Chronic in 1992, enjoyed several years of chart successes for artists including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound. Suge Knight is known for his numerous legal issues. In September 2018, Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a fatal 2015 hit-and-run, was sentenced to 28 years in prison. Marion Hugh Knight Jr. was born in Compton, the son of Maxine and Marion Knight Sr. His name, derives from "Sugar Bear", a childhood nickname, he attended Lynwood High School in nearby Lynwood, where he was a track star. He graduated in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he played football at El Camino College. In 1985, he transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, played there for two years. Knight was invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp.
He was cut by the Rams during camp, but he became a replacement player during the 1987 NFL Players Strike, played two games for the Rams. After the NFL, Knight found work as a concert promoter and a bodyguard for celebrities including Bobby Brown. In 1989, Knight formed his own music publishing company, his first big profit in the business came when Vanilla Ice agreed to sign over royalties from his smash hit "Ice Ice Baby", because the song included material written by Knight's client Mario Johnson. Knight and his bodyguards confronted Van Winkle several times. On one occasion, Knight entered Van Winkle's hotel room and dangled him by his ankles off the balcony. Van Winkle said. Knight next formed an artist management company and signed prominent West Coast hip hop artists DJ Quik and The D. O. C. Through the former, he met several members of the seminal gangsta rap group N. W. A. Dr. Dre and The D. O. C. Wanted to leave both N. W. A and their label, Ruthless Records, run by Eazy-E, another member of N.
W. A. According to N. W. A's manager Jerry Heller and his henchmen threatened Heller and Eazy-E with lead pipes and baseball bats to make them release Dre, The D. O. C. and Michel'le from their contracts. Dre and D. O. C. Co-founded Death Row Records in 1991 with Knight, who vowed to make it "the Motown of the ’90s". Knight fulfilled his ambitions: he secured a distribution deal with Interscope, Dre's 1992 solo debut album, The Chronic, went on to Triple Platinum status in the United States by the end of 1993, it made a career for Dre's protégé, Snoop Dogg, whose own debut album Doggystyle obtained a Quadruple Platinum certification in the United States in 1994. Meanwhile, Death Row had begun a public feud with 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell, when Knight traveled to Miami for a hip-hop convention in 1993, he was seen carrying a stolen gun; the following year, he opened a private, by-appointment-only nightclub in Las Vegas called Club 662, so named because the numbers spelled out MOB on telephone keypads, MOB standing for Member of Bloods.
In 1995, he ran afoul of activist C. Delores Tucker, whose criticism of Death Row's glamorization of the "gangsta" lifestyle may have helped scuttle a lucrative deal with Time Warner. Knight's feud with East Coast entrepreneur Sean Combs progressed when Knight insulted the Bad Boy label founder on air at the Source Awards in August 1995. Critical of Combs's tendency of ad-libbing on his artists' songs and dancing in their videos, Knight announced to the audience, "Anyone out there who wanna be a recording artist and wanna stay a star, but don't have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos, all on the records, come to Death Row." The same year, Knight offered to post bail for Tupac Shakur if the rapper agreed to sign with Death Row. Shakur agreed, setting the stage for his 1996 double album All Eyez on Me and the songs "California Love" and "How Do U Want It." M. C. Hammer's relationship with Suge Knight dates back to 1988. With the success of Hammer's 1994 album, The Funky Headhunter, Hammer signed with Death Row Records by 1995, along with Snoop Dogg and his close friend, Tupac.
The label did not release the album of Hammer's music while he had a career with them, although he did release versions of some tracks on his next album. However, Hammer did record tracks with Shakur and others, most notably the song "Too Late Playa". After the death of Shakur in 1996, Hammer left the record company, he explained his concern about this circumstance in an interview on Trinity Broadcasting Network since he was in Las Vegas with Tupac the night of his death. Hammer released 2Pac's "Unconditional Love", on his Family Affair album, in 1998; the friendships between Hammer and Suge were depicted in the television film, Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story. The label shrank when Dr. Dre, frustrated with the company's thuggish reputation and Knight's violent inclinations, decided to leave and form his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. A stream of Dre-dissing records followed. Though never charged by any prosecutor for any involvement, Suge Knight has been the subject of folk theories in popular culture about the murder of two well-known rap artists.
Tupac Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Ve
Moses Barrett III, known by the stage name Petey Pablo, is an American rapper from Snow Hill, North Carolina. Born in Greenville, North Carolina, Barrett spent five years in prison for a 1993 armed robbery and upon his release moved to New York City, where he met Black Rob and Busta Rhymes, according to rumor, was signed to Jive Records after the A&R director overheard him rapping in a club bathroom. After getting signed to Jive Records, Petey Pablo began working on his debut album; the first single "Raise Up" was released in summer 2001, produced by Timbaland. "Raise Up" was helped by rotation on MTV and heavy airplay on urban radio, reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Petey Pablo's debut album Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. In early 2003, Petey Pablo's debut album received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, losing the award to Eminem's The Eminem Show. Petey Pablo would continue his success with the release of his second studio album, Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry which he started working on in 2003.
The album was a critical and commercial success, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The lead single off the album, "Freek-a-Leek", produced by Lil Jon ended up being Petey Pablo's biggest hit single of his career by reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2004, Petey Pablo achieved more mainstream success for his feature on Ciara's hit single "Goodies" which topped the Billboard Hot 100. After the release of his second studio album, Petey Pablo went on a hiatus from music. After his departure from Jive Records, Petey Pablo founded his own independent label, Carolina Music Group, he released a track in July 2010 entitled "Go", produced by Timbaland. In September 2011, Petey Pablo had released a single called "Get Low" on iTunes. On February 17, 2012, Petey Pablo released a mixtape called Carolina #1 while in prison under the independent newly founded label "Carolina Music Group". Pablo had confirmed working on his third studio album A&R: Anticipated Recordings, which has yet to have a confirmed release date.
In late 2015 Pablo released a new single titled "Never Imagined". On Sunday January 17, 2016, after the Carolina Panthers victory off the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 NFC Divisional playoffs, Pablo released a new single via Soundcloud and YouTube titled "Carolina Colors"; the single was used as a hype song for the 2016 NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals. In 2002, Petey Pablo appeared as himself in the film Drumline where he performs "Club Banger", "You Can Find Me", "Raise Up", "I Told Y'All". In 2009, Petey Pablo appeared in the film Just Another Day. On September 23, 2015 Petey played Clyde in the episode "Without a Country" on the hit show Empire, in which his character performed "Snitch Bitch" with Lucious Lyon behind bars. On September 11, 2010, Barrett was arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after trying to carry a stolen 9mm semi-automatic pistol aboard a US Airways flight bound for Los Angeles. On September 26, 2011, he was sentenced to 35 months in prison, entered incarceration at the Federal Correctional Institution on January 4, 2012.
He was held at the Federal Correctional Institution, with a release date of July 17, 2014, but he was released early on March 13, 2014. Studio albums2001: Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry 2004: Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry 2007: Proper Procedures 2018: Keep on Goin'Mixtapes2007: Same Eyez on Me 2008: Life on Death Row 2012: Carolina #1 2013: Enormous Petey Pablo entry at Allmusic Petey Pablo video interview with Money Train & Thenkman on YouTube
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
"Afro Puffs" is the first single released by the Lady of Rage in 1994 from the Death Row labeled Above the Rim: The Soundtrack. The extended and instrumental version on the single samples "Superman Lover" by Johnny "Guitar" Watson; the original song samples "Love That Will Not Die" by Johnny "Guitar" Watson. The term that the title refers to is a hairstyle in which the hair is tied into ball-shaped masses at the top or sides of the head; the song is featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V's 2014 "enhanced edition" re-release. The song was performed live at the 1995 Source Awards, as well as at the 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards. In popular media, comedienne Tiffany Haddish performed the song during Lip-Sync Battle on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Radio version Extended version G-Funk mix LP version Instrumental Thug Radio Lil Kim remake Information
What's My Name? (Snoop Doggy Dogg song)
"Who Am I?" is the solo debut single by American hip hop recording artist Snoop Doggy Dogg. It was released on 1993 as the first single from his debut album, with the record labels Death Row Records, Interscope Records & Atlantic Records; the song, produced by Dr. Dre, features samples and interpolations from George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" in its chorus and throughout, an interpolation from Parliament's "Give Up the Funk" in its bridge; the song's intro contains a sample from The Counts' "Pack of Lies." A vocal sample from Parliament's "P. Funk" can be heard throughout, it was ranked number 456 on NME's 500 greatest songs of all time. The song and music video were parodied in Fear of a Black Hat. In the UK in 2014, the song was used on an advert for MoneySupermarket. "Who Am I?" was the first top-ten of Snoop Dogg on the Billboard Hot 100, the first as lead artist. The song reached number 8 on the chart; the song topped the US Hot Rap Songs for three weeks. It was certified gold by the RIAA in 1994.
Fab 5 Freddy directed a CGI-driven music video for the song. Snoop and others are able to turn into dogs to evade angry fathers and run amok, while evading a pair of clumsy dog catchers while in these forms. One scene shows the animals wearing smoking cigars and gambling on dice games. Throughout the video Snoop can be seen standing on the roof of V. I. P. Records, a record store and studio where Snoop Dogg recorded some of his first materials. Other associates of Snoop make cameo appearances such as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Warren G. CD SingleWho Am I? — 4:15 Who Am I? — 5:03 Who Am I? — 8:12 Who Am I? — 4:15 Who Am I? — 4:15 List of Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in 1994 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics