Real Soon

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"Real Soon"
Single by DPGC featuring Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg
from the album Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents…Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album
Released November 2005U.S.
Apr 03, 2006AUS; FR
Format 12" single, Digital download, CD singleAUS; FR
Genre Gangsta Rap, West Coast Rap, G-Funk
Length 4:11 (4:24 video)
Label Doggystyle Records/Koch Records
Writer(s) D. Arnaud
R. Brown
C. Broadus
K. Gilliam
N. Hale
Producer(s) Snoop Dogg / BattleCat
Snoop Dogg chronology
"Ups & Downs"
(2005)
"Real Soon"
(2005)
"Gangsta Zone"
(2005)
Nate Dogg chronology
"Like this" feat. Mack 10
(2005)
"Real Soon"
(2005)
"Have a Party" feat Mobb Deep
(2006)
Kurupt and Daz chronology
"Who ride wit us?"
(2000)
"Real Soon"
(2005)
"Cali Iz Active"
(2006)
Jamie Foxx chronology
"Georgia" feat. Ludacris
(2005)
"Real Soon"
(2005)
"Unpredictable"
(2005)
Music video
"Real Soon" on YouTube

"Real Soon" is the first single release from Snoop Dogg's 2005 album compilation album Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents…Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album. It features the reunited Dogg Pound named DPGC with original first line-up that include Snoop and Nate Dogg. The song was recorded on the behalf of and to support the clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams.

Snoop Dogg participated alongside with other celebrities such as Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in the protest held on November 19, 2005 at San Quentin against the death sentence of former Crip leader Stanley Williams. Their hopes were to change the death penalty into a life sentence on the claim that Williams had converted in prison and published many children books speaking against entering into street gangs. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had agreed to meet with the death row inmate's lawyers, but was not convinced, and so the execution took place on December 13, 2005.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Anthony Mandler and shot on November 9, and was aired on the 5th of December. It is a short, black and white video about Snoop, Daz and Kurupt visiting Tookie — played by Nate Dogg — in jail. In the correction facility scenes, Snoop and the DPGC wear black and white checked shirts as crip members do to show respect for their former leader. In the studio scenes, Snoop is seen wearing a "Save Tookie.Org" t-shirt, the site of an internet foundation dedicated to gather online signatures for a petition, which was to be addressed to the governor. The video was the 37th on the LAUNCH Music Videos Top 100 chart, debuting on December 10, and stayed for two weeks.

Snoop Dogg performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on February 1, 2006.

Remixes[edit]

  • A remix version of the song features Jamie Foxx joining Nate Dogg on the vocals and sending a short message to the listeners. It is called the "save tookie" version and is 4½ minutes long (if the introduction is excluded; it is a commercial from Snoop for the album Da Chuuch).
  • There's an extended remix with the speech of Snoop at San Quentin while the beat is still going. It is 6:43 minutes long.
  • There's also a clean version available. [1]
  • A video remix also exists with an intro by Jamie Foxx who's encouraging the audience to stand against the execution, and comperes the song. It is 5:03 minutes long. [2]

Trivia[edit]

  • The video was shot in a women's penitentiary and is also the prison in 50 Cent's "21 Questions" for his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' which also features Nate Dogg as a prisoner.
  • Snoop visited Tookie in the jail, but he was refused when asked for another visit just prior to the protest at San Quentin.
  • The aftermath of the events was another internet released single called "Real Talk", in which Snoop disses Arnold Schwarzenegger for allowing the execution (official sample).

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