From tha Chuuuch to da Palace

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"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace"
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell
from the album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$
Released October 15, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Rap
Length 4:40
Label Priority/Capitol
Writer(s) C. Broadus
P. Williams
R. Kelly
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Loosin' Control"
(2002)
"From tha Chuuch to da Palace"
(2002)
"Beautiful"
(2003)
Pharrell singles chronology
"When the Last Time"
(2002)
"From tha Chuuch to da Palace"
(2002)
"Pass the Courvoisier, Part II"
(2002)

"From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" is a single that appeared on Snoop Dogg's sixth album Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$. The song featured, and was produced by, The Neptunes. It contains re-sung elements from "Contagious" performed by The Isley Brothers. The song lyrics reference their lead singer Ron Isley. The music video was directed by Diane Martel and includes cameo appearances by Tony Cox,[1] Tommy Davidson,[2] Lauren London and rappers Soopafly, Goldie Loc, Uncle Junebug, Daz Dillinger and Warren G. The video also includes Pharrell wearing make up to look like Bill Gates. The song was featured in the movie 50 First Dates and video game MTV Music Generator 3.

Music video[edit]

A young Snoop Dogg fan (Malcolm David Kelley) gets a new Snoop Dogg action figure. His whole room is full of Snoop relics. As he opens the box and grabs the doll, its eyes begin sparkling, after which he drops it to the floor. Meanwhile, the real Snoop Dogg drives a car, but as the doll hits the ground he falls to the street from nowhere. It turns out that the toy is a real voodoo doll. As he starts to play with it and moves its arms, the real Snoop Dogg does the same. He first meets a group of ladies and unwillingly smacks and grabs at them. He then enters a barber shop in which the hairdresser (Soopafly) greets him, but as the fan keeps rotating the action figures arms. the real Snoop Dogg turns the room into a mess and cuts everyone's hair in a funny style. This is followed by an interlude where Snoop Dogg leaves the barber shop and confronts Harvey the policeman (played by Tommy Davidson) who wants to give him a parking ticket. They almost agree to let Snoop get away without a ticket when a midget officer arrives (Tony Cox) and orders the other officer to put Snoop Dogg in handcuffs. He hits him on his knees with a nightstick (the clean version has this moment cut out and filled the gap with Snoop falling on his knees in slow motion). Suddenly, a girl (Lauren London) walks by and attracts the attention of the officers, while Snoop Dogg escapes in his car. The interlude has music reference to Nuthin' But a "G" Thang and a snippet from the upcoming single Beautiful. The child makes Snoop crash his car into a tree coincidentally next to the boy's house. Snoop Dogg's friends are already having a barbecue party in a nearby park and he joins them. The fan runs down to meet Snoop Dogg, but the rapper recognizes that the doll is responsible for the troubles and takes it from him. In the outro members of the Snoop Dogg entourage give him shout-outs according to the repeated chorus "Snoop Dogg!".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Position[3]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 77
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 16
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 27
UK Singles Chart 27
Germany Top 100 75
Radio+Records Airplay - Rhythmic 23
Radio+Records Airplay - Urban 27
Tokio Hot 100 57
Dutch Top 100 97
Denmark Top 20 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Cox (I) - Other works
  2. ^ "detect". Blastro.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ Chart Data: Snoop Dogg