Drop It Like It's Hot

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"Drop It Like It's Hot"
SnoopDoggDILIH.jpg
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell
from the album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece
B-side"Get 2 Know U"
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2004 (2004-09-27)
Recorded2004
GenreHip hop
Length4:30
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)The Neptunes
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Beautiful"
(2003)
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
(2004)
"Let's Get Blown"
(2004)
Pharrell Williams singles chronology
"Change Clothes"
(2003)
"Drop It Like It's Hot"
(2004)
"Let's Get Blown"
(2004)
Alternative cover
DropItLikeItsHot-Single.jpg
Music video
"Drop It Like It's Hot on YouTube

"Drop It Like It's Hot" is a song by American rapper Snoop Dogg featuring American musician Pharrell Williams. It was released on September 27, 2004, as the lead single from Snoop Dogg's seventh studio album, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004). The song was produced by The Neptunes (Pharrell and Chad Hugo). Snoop performs the chorus and the second and third verses, while Pharrell performs the first verse. It is regarded as an iconic song.[1]

The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks from December 10, 2004, making it Snoop Dogg's first number one on the chart. It was also his fourth top-ten as a solo artist, first since 2003's "Beautiful" (1993's "What's My Name?" and 1994's "Gin and Juice" were the others). The song also gave him his first number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also peaked at number one for four consecutive weeks in New Zealand, and number ten in the UK Singles Chart. It gained some critical attention for its minimal, extremely sparse production, consisting of tongue clicks, keyboards, a drum machine beat and white noise. It was nominated at the Grammy Awards of 2005 for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, though it lost both awards to the songs "Jesus Walks" and "Let's Get It Started", respectively. The single was Pharrell's biggest hit worldwide, until 2013's "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" (his highest peaking single as lead artist is "Happy").

On December 10, 2009, "Drop It Like It's Hot" was named the most popular rap song of the decade by Billboard.[2]

Origin of title[edit]

The phrase "drop it like it's hot" was already in common use before the song was released, and had been used in various songs since the 1990s. It is a metaphorical description of a dance move commonly performed by women, and is performed by various women throughout the music video. It was used in Positive K's 1992 album The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills, in the song "Ain't No Crime." It was also used by Lil Wayne as a guest rapper on Juvenile's 1999 hit single "Back That Azz Up" from his album 400 Degreez, and in his own song called "Drop It Like It's Hot" from his 1999 debut album Tha Block is Hot featuring B.G. and Mannie Fresh. Clark Kent said "drop it like it's hot" in the song "Cashmere Thoughts" from Jay-Z's 1996 debut album, Reasonable Doubt. DJ Quik used the phrase in the song "Sexuality" from his album Balance & Options. Another song with the same name is "Drop It Like It's Hot", but it is sung by the Big Tymers, and featuring Chilli, Juvenile, and Lac. This version of the song was featured in the Big Tymers' predecessor of their debut, How You Luv That Vol. 2.

Outside of hip-hop, it was also the title of a song on indie rock band Minus the Bear's 2002 EP Bands Like It When You Yell "Yar!" at Them.

Critical reception[edit]

USA Today called the song "scorching".[3] Rolling Stone's Tom Moon said "The serpentine down-tempo single 'Drop It Like It's Hot', produced by the Neptunes, links Snoop's slyly exuberant delivery to a relentless dance-floor bounce".[4] Steve "Flash" Juon of Rap Reviews wrote: "the stripped down sound of the Neptunes produced 'Drop it Like It's Hot' has produced one of Snoop's biggest hits to date. Ironically it may be in some ways more gangsterish than his "Deep Cover" debut in some aspects, but he's so chill about his delivery it doesn't sound the least bit menacing: That's quintessential Snoop for you - hard when you're not looking, but still velvet enough to appeal to the ladies and drive off in a fly Mercedes".[5] Similarly, AllMusic's David Jeffries stated: "the ultrahot production team the Neptunes' contribution to the killer single 'Drop It Like It's Hot' had been duly noted, but lost in all the chatter was how inspired and on-fire Snoop sounds".[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video of the single was shot in black-and-white. It was directed by Paul Hunter.[7] It shows Snoop Dogg doing the dance step known as the Crip Walk in the very beginning and end. The video included both of Snoop Dogg's sons, Corde and Cordell. Other appearances in the video include Terry Kennedy, Lauren London, Pharrell Williams' fellow Neptunes member Chad Hugo, and Pusha T.

The video won the award for the best hip hop video at the 2006 MTV Australia Video Music Awards and a MOBO Award for Best Video in 2005.

Radio edits[edit]

There are two radio edits for the song: one is a standard radio edit that removes profanities and drug references while the other is an "Extra Clean" edit that removes phrases with gun and gang references (and the word "roll" from the chorus) as well.

Commercial performance[edit]

North America[edit]

"Drop It Like It's Hot" was the highest-ranking debut for the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated October 2, 2004, entering the chart at number 51.[8] The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks from December 10, 2004.[9][10] The song also reached number one on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Rap Songs, Rhythmic Songs, Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay.[11]

Since its release the song has been certified Gold by the RIAA.[12] The Mastertone (ringtone) version received certification of double platinum by the RIAA.[12]

Europe[edit]

The song topped the Recorded Music NZ for four weeks, making it Snoop Dogg's first number one on the chart.[13] The single reached number ten on the UK Singles Chart, and reached the top ten in several countries.[14]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Drop It Like It's Hot (featuring Pharrell) — 4:32
  2. Get 2 Know U (featuring Jelly Roll) — 3:36

Remixes[edit]

  • The official remix features new verses from Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, and a verse from Jay-Z dissing R. Kelly for suing him, which appeared on the bonus CD of the Boss'n Up DVD.MTV
  • English drum and bass producer Roni Size performed a remix with Dynamite MC on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on 10 January 2005.
  • Glitch-hop producer Edit also created an unofficial, unreleased remix, which can be found on various mixtapes.[2]
  • Lil Wayne released a remix of the song, titled "Nah This Ain't the Remix", on his mixtape The Dedication. He takes shots at Snoop Dogg for using his line, with lines like "don't touch my shit nigga" and "I rock a red flag.." However, he claimed that he was not mad at Snoop, saying in the song, "When I first heard this I got a little upset but then I thought to myself, what haven't I done yet?" and later, "Nah, I ain't hatin', don't get me wrong, I made it a hot line, you made it a hot song. Peace." It can be taken as a reference to Jay-Z's song dissing Nas, "Takeover", in which Jay-Z says: "I sampled your voice, you was usin' it wrong, you made it a hot line, I made it a hot song."

Mashups[edit]

  • Mashup artist Party Ben mashed "Drop It Like It's Hot" with the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love".
  • dj BC mashed up the song with Nu Shooz's I Can't Wait.
  • A Mashup by an unknown Artist was featured in the 10th Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005. It is mashed with the song Plaine Ma Plaine by french composer Paul Mauriat. The Mashup was uploaded to the streaming platform Soundcloud in 2013 by Kurt Mamisao, however he is not considered the artist.

Samples[edit]

Parodies[edit]

Covers and other media[edit]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

  • The song appears in the game, Dance Central for Kinect on the Xbox 360, in a commercial for the soft drink Sun Drop, the 2013 animated film Turbo and its soundtrack (using the clean radio version) and the 2019 animated film The Addams Family.
  • The song was featured on the NBA 2K15 soundtrack.
  • The song was featured in The Wire, Season 3, Episode 12, "Mission Accomplished"
  • A remixed version of the song is available as downloadable content for the music video game series Rock Band. The song features the original vocal track (censored to maintain an ESRB "Teen" rating) with an added electric guitar and bass line, as well as an expanded drum pattern.

Trivia[edit]

  • Snoop Dogg's cousin Sasha Banks took her stage name and persona The Boss from the lyrics "Da Big Bo$$ Dogg, yeah I had to do that" after the late Dusty Rhodes mentioned to her about Snoop being her cousin after struggling to a create a persona for the WWE.
    • Coincidentally, at WrestleMania 32, Snoop escorted Sasha (and performed a freestyle rap) for her entrance and also changed the lyrics "I'm a gangsta, but y'all knew that/Da Big Bo$$ Dogg, yeah I had to do that" to "She's a legit boss, but y'all knew that/Da Big Bo$$ Dogg, yeah I had to do that" in her entrance music.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[61] Gold 35,000^
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[62] Gold 45,000double-dagger
Germany (BVMI)[63] Gold 150,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[64] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[65] Gold 5,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[66] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000*
United States (RIAA) (Mastertone)[12] 2× Platinum 2,000,000

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States September 27, 2004 (2004-09-27) [67]
November 15, 2004 (2004-11-15) Contemporary hit radio [68]
Australia January 17, 2005 (2005-01-17) CD [69]

See also[edit]

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