Bitches Ain't Shit

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"Bitches Ain't Shit"
Song by Dr. Dre featuring Jewell, Lady of Rage, Tha Dogg Pound and Snoop Doggy Dogg from the album The Chronic
Recorded 1992
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk
Length 4:48
Label Death Row, Interscope
Writer Daz Dillinger, Dr. Dre, Jewell, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C.
Producer Dr. Dre
The Chronic track listing
  1. "The Chronic" (intro)
  2. "Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')"
  3. "Let Me Ride"
  4. "The Day the Niggaz Took Over"
  5. "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang"
  6. "Deeez Nuuuts"
  7. "Lil Ghetto Boy"
  8. "A Nigga Witta Gun"
  9. "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat"
  10. "The $20 Sack Pyramid" (skit)
  11. "Lyrical Gangbang"
  12. "High Powered"
  13. "The Doctor's Office" (skit)
  14. "Stranded on Death Row"
  15. "The Roach" (The Chronic Outro)
  16. "Bitches Ain't Shit"

"Bitches Ain't Shit" is a song by Dr. Dre from his 1992 album The Chronic.

Dr. Dre's original version[edit]

"Bitches Ain't Shit" features West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, and g-funk, much like the rest of Dr. Dre's album The Chronic. Dr. Dre's verse reminisces about his former N.W.A bandmate Eazy-E (under his real name Eric Wright) and his manager Jerry Heller. It is part of the Ruthless/Death Row feud. The song features Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, and Jewell.

The track was not listed on the first edition of The Chronic. The album was rereleased in 2001 with the track listed.

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1995, the Latin dirty rap group Funkdoobiest recorded a remake called "Pussy Ain't Shit", which appeared on their second album Brothas Doobie.
  • In 2000, the female rapper Trina made a remake titled "Niggaz Ain't Shit", on her debut Da Baddest Bitch.
  • In 2001, on Diplomats Volume 1, Cam'Ron recorded a track called "Bitches Ain't Shit (Remix)". It featured McGruff, Juelz Santana, and Jim Jones.
  • In 2004, Lil Jon & The Eastside boyz recorded a song on "Bitches Ain't Shit" with Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Oobie & Suga Free with similar lyrics to Dr. Dre's original, on the album Crunk Juice.
  • In 2005, Ben Folds released a cover version of "Bitches Ain't Shit", which reached number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100. Folds commonly includes the song in his live performances, one such time being on October 24, 2006, at his MySpace webcast gig.[citation needed] During his June 14, 2008 performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Folds claimed he was retiring the song because people on the streets would call him, "...that 'Bitch' guy," in front of his kids. Two weeks later however he included the song in his set at the Glastonbury Festival. He claimed a friend had requested it to be played at her wedding. There are also a few a capella versions of Ben Folds' cover available on YouTube. In 2010, Folds took the song out of retirement and has played it as part of the encore at a concert in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Detroit, Michigan, as well as other concerts.
  • In 2010, rapper Lil Boosie made a remake titled "Niggas Ain't Shit", on his mixtape Gone Til' December.
  • In 2011 rapper YG sampled vocals from the song in his song "Bitches Ain't Shit" featuring Tyga and Nipsey Hussle.
  • In 2013 the creator of the Harlem Shake dance, George Miller, covered the beginning of the song on the ukulele as his alter ego "Pink Guy". It was later released in May 2014 as a track on his album Pink Guy.