Vapors (song)

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"Vapors"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
Released April 8, 1997
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 1996
Genre West coast hip hop, gangsta rap, east coast hip hop
Length 4:21
Label Death Row Records, Interscope
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus, Charlie Wilson, Mary Brockert, Mark Jordan
Producer(s) Mark Jordan
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology
"Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
(1996)
"Vapors"
(1997)
"Doggfather"
(1997)

"Vapors" is a single by West Coast rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his 1996 (see 1996 in music) album Tha Doggfather. The song features Charlie Wilson and Teena Marie. It is produced by DJ Pooh. The song is a cover version of Biz Markie's 1988 single "Vapors". It contains an interpolation from "Vapors" as well as 'Blind Man Can See It", and "Papa Don't Take No Mess" both by James Brown. It reached number 18 in the UK singles chart. It was also featured in Snoop Dogg's greatest hits album, Death Row: Snoop Doggy Dogg at His Best.

The remix version of Snoop's Upside Your Head uses the lyrics of the radio edit version.

Music video[edit]

The music video shows that a man is in a room surrounded by security camera screens watching Snoop, Nate Dogg and Daz with scenes showing their previous lives (rags to riches). In the first verse Snoop (as a rich gangster) shows the life of Nate Dogg and how far he came along. In the second verse Snoop shows himself dressed in khakis, a black sweater that reads 213, and a blue bandana showing how far along Daz came from being a simple thug to a now rich millionaire.

On his third verse he shows how Warren G has progressed from trying to get a job as a DJ at the V.I.P. Records store to now having sold a multi-platinum (although he makes no appearance in the video). On the last verse Snoop shows how he himself struggled to join a gang (getting rejected) and to make money, later showing himself as his "Doggfather" image in a zoot suit. In the end it shows the city of Los Angeles at night with the man gone from the room. Biz Markie, Nate Dogg and Dat Nigga Daz all made cameo appearances in the video.

Charts[edit]

The song was unranked in the Billboard Hot 100, although it fared better on the Hot Rap Tracks and U.K. Singles Chart at #18.

Track listing[edit]

# Title
1 "Vapors (album version)"
2 "Vapors (live)"
3 "Snoop's Upside Ya Head (remix)"
4 "Vapors (album instrumental)"

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