Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')

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"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"
"187"
Released May 20, 1993
Format 12" vinyl, CD single
Recorded 1992
Genre West Coast hip hop, G-funk, gangsta rap
Length 4:52
Label Death Row, Interscope
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus, Colin Wolfe, David Spradley, Garry Shider, George Clinton
Producer(s) Dr. Dre
Certification 2x Platinum (RIAA)
Dr. Dre chronology
"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang
(1992)
"Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')"
(1993)
"Let Me Ride"
(1993)
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology
"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang
(1993)
"Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')"
(1993)
"Let Me Ride"
(1993)
Audio sample
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"Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')", released in its censored form of "Dre Day" as a single, is a hip-hop single by American rapper Dr. Dre, with a guest appearance from fellow rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. The track is taken from Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic, released via Death Row Records. The song was released as a single on May 20, 1993.

Background[edit]

Though not quite matching the popularity of Dre's earlier hit, "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang", the single still did well commercially managing to 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 and hip-hop chart of 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 track towards rappers Eazy-E, Dre's former accomplice from the group N.W.A.; 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 1989 and ridiculed Dre on the track "No Vaseline", off his 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.

Music video[edit]

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 (who was later featured on three Eminem skits and one D 12 skit). 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 same character appeared in the video for Eazy E's response, Real Muthaphuckkin G's. The video also parodies Luke Campbell as a gap-toothed rapper. In April 2005 the video was 12th on MTV2 and XXL magazine's survey of the "25 Greatest West Coast Videos".[1]

Reception[edit]

Eazy-E retaliated on his next album It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa which contained the song "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" and "It's On", in 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 first verse and line, "I'm talking about you and me, toe to toe, Tim M-U-T. Your bark was loud, but your bite wasn't vicious, and the rhymes you were kickin' were quite bootylicious", and second 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.

"Fuck Wit Dre Day" was included on the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos.

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.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single[2]
  1. "Dre Day" (Radio Version) - 4:52
  2. "Dre Day" (UK Radio Flavour) - 4:56
  3. "Dre Day" (Extended Club Mix) - 9:53
  4. "Dre Day" (UK Flavour) - 4:58
  5. "Dre Day" (Instrumental) - 4:52
  6. "Dre Day" (LP Version) - 4:52
  • German CD single[3]
  1. "Dre Day" (Radio Version) - 4:52
  2. "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" - 11:16
  • UK 12" vinyl[4]
  1. "Dre Day" (LP Version) - 4:52
  2. "Dre Day" (Radio Version) - 4:52
  3. "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" - 11:16
  4. "Dre Day" (Extended Club Mix) - 9:53
  5. "One Eight Seven" - 5:52
  • 12" vinyl - EP[5]
  1. "Dre Day" (Radio Version) - 4:52
  2. "Dre Day" (Extended Club Mix) - 10:00
  3. "Dre Day" (LP Version) - 4:52
  4. "Lil' Ghetto Boy" (Radio Mix) - 5:27
  5. "One Eight Seven" - 5:52
  6. "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" - 11:16
  • US 12" vinyl[6]
  1. "Dre Day" (LP Version) - 4:52
  2. "Dre Day" (Radio Version) - 4:52
  3. "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" - 11:16
  4. "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" (Instrumental) - 11:16
  5. "Dre Day" (Extended Club Mix) - 9:53
  6. "One Eight Seven" - 5:52
  • German 12" vinyl[7]
  1. "Dre Day" (Extended Club Mix) - 9:53
  2. "Dre Day" (UK Flavour) - 4:58
  3. "Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray" - 11:16
  1. "Dre Day" (Radio Version) - 4:52
  2. "Dre Day" (Instrumental) - 4:52

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 49
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 59
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 13
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 53

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