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Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
Released August 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
Recorded 1996
Length 3:57
Producer(s) Delmar Arnaud
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology
"We Just Wanna Party with You"
Music video
"Doggfather" on YouTube

"Doggfather" is a single by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. It was released in August 26, 1997 as the last single from Snoop Dogg's second studio album Tha Doggfather.


"Doggfather" features Charlie Wilson and it is produced by Snoop Doggy Dogg's Death Row label-mate Daz Dillinger and mixed by DJ Pooh. The song samples Humpin', a 1980 song by featured performer Charlie Wilson's longtime group, The Gap Band.[1] Throughout the song, there are subtle references to Snoop's murder trial which took place prior to the album's release. At the end of the second verse, Snoop raps "Man, you know I ain't tryin' to floss; but ermm murder (murder) murder was the case that they lost".

There is a remix of the song produced by Timbaland that was found on the original single and most currently on The Death Row Singles Collection.

Music video[edit]

In the music video it shows Snoop and actor David Foley (in the character of a Peter Lorre inspired club owner) sitting at a table in a 1940s-based mansion discussing about how Snoop's friends are abusing their power and how they need to "get a jobby job" (referencing the intro from the Gin & Juice music video). Snoop slaps the surprised club owner across the face, leading into the song with Snoop stating "play it again Sam". It shows classic dancing like the boogie and Snoop performing on stage for the rich people in the mansion. Later, Foley's character walks back to Snoop telling him he has no respect for him and he will no longer stand it and again gets hurt; this time by using Foley's finger to light a cigarette. The whole video was filmed in black and white to give it a "classic gangster feeling".

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Guest(s) Producer
1 Doggfather Charlie Wilson Daz Dillinger
2 Doggfather (remix) Timbaland
3 Midnite Love Daz Dillinger & Toni Tony Tone Daz Dillinger
4 Snoop Bounce (rock & roll remix) Tom Morello (guitars), Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums)


Charts (1997) Position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 20
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 53
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[4] 8
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 20


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