In the music video, a few explicit lines in Eminem's verse are replaced with a skit in which Eminem is answering reporter Jane Yamamoto's questions about a fire he and Dre had started. It also features Hittman, who was not in the official song. This video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video in 2000.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music marked it as a stand-out track praising Eminem's unpredictability.NME described this song: "In case folks been smoking too much heavy 'chronic' lately, West Coast rap founder and scary legend Andre Young, aka Dr Dre, jogs their memories on 'Forgot About Dre'. "Who you think brought you the OGs, Eazy Es, Ice Cubes and DOCs, the Snoop- D-O-G-Gs and the group that said motherfuck the police?" yammers the one-time NWA lynchpin, ex Death Row playa, inventor of - G-Funk and occasional breaker of rival producers' jaws. Yo, indeed, big bad Dre's back and, despite a four-year gap since his last hardcore missive, the Doc's recent collaboration with Eminem on 'The Slim Shady LP' has kept his legend simmering." Chris Massey of PopMatters praised: "[...] it’s the frantic rap of Eminem that truly stands out, perhaps only because he’s the freshest voice on board." Greg Tate of SPIN magazine noted that Dr. Dre uses this song to make sure all recognize his "majesty" with Eminem standing by him like a cartoon pitbull.