Snoop's Upside Ya Head

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"Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
Released September 14, 1996 (UK)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 1996
Genre West coast hip hop, funk, gangsta rap, g-funk
Length 4:28 (album version)
5:17 (video)
Label Death Row Records, Interscope
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus, Lonnie Simmons, Rudolph Taylor, Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson
Producer(s) Mark Jordan
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology
"Doggy Dogg World"
(1994)
"Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
(1996)
"Vapors"
(1997)
Charlie Wilson chronology
"Stomp"
(1996)
"Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
(1996)
"Vapors"
(1997)

"Snoop's Upside Ya Head" is the second European hit and the first single release of Snoop Doggy Dogg's 1996 second album Tha Doggfather. The song heavily samples "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops)" by the Gap Band and features new vocals from Gap Band's lead singer Charlie Wilson.Released as a single in the U.K. on September 14, 1996, one day after the death of label mate Tupac Shakur and six months before the imprisonment of Suge Knight.

Music video[edit]

In the video an imaginary execution takes place where Snoop Doggy Dogg manages to escape from the electric chair (It refers to the end of Snoop's real life murder trial by verdict of not guilty). After that protesters are outside some with signs stating "we love you Snoop" and others stating "fry 'em". Later Snoop saves a news reporter and drives away in his car and manages to escape the cops briefly. Apparently the news reporter helped Snoop escape as shown briefly in the music video.

Later he performs in an outdoor concert for his awaiting fans and in the progress gets arrested by the cops and is put back in jail. While in jail he performs again for the inmates later showing Snoop in 2021; still an inmate rocking the jail. It stars Vincent Schiavelli as the prison governor, Wilson as the prison guard, and Uncle Junebug as the old Snoop in prison. DJ Pooh makes a cameo appearance as a DJ in the prison.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[1] 34
Australia (ARIA)[2] 46
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 8
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 39

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