Doggfather

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"Doggfather"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
Released August 26, 1997
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 1996
Genre West coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 3:57
Label Death Row Records, Interscope
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus, Charles Wilson, Delmar Arnaud
Producer(s) Delmar Arnaud
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology
"Vapors"
(1997)
"Doggfather"
(1997)
"We Just Wanna Party with You"
(1997)

"Doggfather" is the last single from Snoop Doggy Dogg's Tha Doggfather album. It was released in August 26, 1997 (see 1997 in music).

Background[edit]

"Doggfather" features Charlie Wilson and it is produced by Snoop Doggy Dogg's Death Row label-mate Daz Dillinger and mixed by DJ Pooh. The song samples Humpin', a 1980 song by featured performer Charlie Wilson's longtime group, The Gap Band.[1] Throughout the song, there are subtle references to Snoop's murder trial which took place prior to the album's release. At the end of the second verse, Snoop raps "Man, you know I ain't tryin' to floss; but ermm murder (murder) murder was the case that they lost".

There is a remix of the song produced by Timbaland that was found on the original single and most currently on The Death Row Singles Collection. There is a remix of the song "Snoop Bounce" in collaboration with Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk,[2][3] as well as the song "Midnite Love", which features Daz Dillinger & Tony! Toni! Toné!

Music Video[edit]

In the music video it shows Snoop and actor David Foley (in the character of a Peter Lorre inspired club owner) sitting at a table in a 1940s-based mansion discussing about how Snoop's friends are abusing their power and how they need to "get a jobby job" (referencing the intro from the Gin & Juice music video). Snoop slaps the surprised club owner across the face, leading into the song with Snoop stating "play it again Sam". It shows classic dancing like the boogie and Snoop performing on stage for the rich people in the mansion. Later, Foley's character walks back to Snoop telling him he has no respect for him and he will no longer stand it and again gets hurt; this time by using Foley's finger to light a cigarette. The whole video was filmed in black and white to give it a "classic gangster feeling".

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Guest(s) Producer
1 Doggfather Charlie Wilson Daz Dillinger
2 Doggfather (remix) Timbaland
3 Midnite Love Daz Dillinger & Toni Tony Tone Daz Dillinger
4 Snoop Bounce (rock & roll remix) Tom Morello (guitars), Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums)

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