Bitches Ain't Shit
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|"Bitches Ain't Shit"|
|Song by Dr. Dre featuring Jewell, Tha Dogg Pound and Snoop Doggy Dogg|
|from the album The Chronic|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk|
|Label||Death Row, Interscope|
|Songwriter(s)||Daz Dillinger, Dr. Dre, Jewell, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C.|
|The Chronic track listing|
"Bitches Ain't Shit" is a song by American hip hop recording artist and record producer Dr. Dre, taken from his debut studio album The Chronic (1992). The song, produced by Dr. Dre himself, features guest appearances from fellow West Coast hip hop artists Jewell, Tha Dogg Pound and Snoop Doggy Dogg.
"Bitches Ain't Shit" is a West Coast hip hop song, including elements of gangsta rap and g-funk, much like the rest of Dr. Dre's album The Chronic. In his verse, Dr. Dre exposes the hidden true nature of women in general whom he believed to be nothing but worthy of only being used as objects for materialistic or sensual pleasures as very well explained by his lines. The song took place during the Ruthless/Death Row hip hop feud and it is highly likely the bitches in the song are allegories for the business partners and largely male friends who wronged him during the feud. Dre's former N.W.A bandmate Eazy-E, a man, is named as a bitch explicitly under his birth name Eric Wright, and it's easy to extrapolate the symbolism that fact suggests. The song also appears to reference accusations made against Dre by Dee Barnes asserting he attacked her at a release party.The track was not listed on the first edition of The Chronic. The album was re-released in 2001, with the track featured on the listing.
Covers and remakes
- In 1995, the Latin dirty rap group Funkdoobiest recorded a remake titled "Pussy Ain't Shit", which appeared on their second album Brothas Doobie.
- In 2000, Miami-based rapper Trina recorded a remake titled "Niggaz Ain't Shit", on her debut album Da Baddest Bitch.
- In 2001, on Diplomats Volume 1, New York City-based rapper Cam'ron recorded a track called "Bitches Ain't Shit (Remix)", featuring McGruff, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones.
- In 2004, Crunk hip hop group Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz included a song titled "Bitches Ain't Shit", with Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, Oobie and Suga Free, which includes similar lyrics to Dr. Dre's original, on their album Crunk Juice.
- In 2005, American singer-songwriter Ben Folds released a cover version of "Bitches Ain't Shit", which reached number 71 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Folds commonly includes the song in his live performances, one such time being on October 24, 2006, at his MySpace webcast gig. During his June 14, 2008 performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Folds claimed he was retiring the song because people on the streets would call him, "...that 'Bitch' guy," in front of his kids. Two weeks later, however, he included the song in his set at the Glastonbury Festival. He claimed a friend had requested it to be played at her wedding. There are also a few a cappella versions of Ben Folds' cover available on YouTube. In 2010, Folds took the song out of retirement and has played it as part of the encore at a concert in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Detroit, Michigan, as well as other concerts.
- In 2010, Louisiana-based rapper Lil Boosie recorded a remake titled "Niggas Ain't Shit", released on his mixtape, Gone Til' December.
- In 2011, Los Angeles-based rapper YG released a song titled "Bitches Ain't Shit", featuring Tyga and Nipsey Hussle. The song, which heavily samples Dr. Dre's version, was featured on YG's mixtape Just Re Up'd and reached number 90 the US Billboard Hot 100.
- In 2013, Internet comedian and singer George Miller, as the character Pink Guy, recorded a ukulele cover.
- TVFilthyFrank (2013-07-18), BITCHES AIN'T SHIT (UKULELE COVER), retrieved 2016-10-06