New York, New York (Tha Dogg Pound song)

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"New York, New York"
New York, New York cover.jpg
Single by Tha Dogg Pound featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
from the album Dogg Food
ReleasedSeptember 17, 1995
Format12-inch single
Recorded1995
Genre
Length4:50
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)DJ Pooh
Tha Dogg Pound singles chronology
"What Would You Do?"
(1995)
"New York, New York"
(1995)
"Let's Play House"
(1995)
Snoop Doggy Dogg singles chronology
"What Would You Do?"
(1995)
"New York, New York"
(1995)
"2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted"
(1996)

"New York, New York" is a song from the American West Coast hip hop duo Tha Dogg Pound. The song is the lead single from their debut album, Dogg Food. It features Kurupt rapping the verses, with Daz Dillinger with a few quick verses in the video and Snoop Doggy Dogg in the chorus. Although Tha Dogg Pound’s trailer got shot at, the song is intended to slight the credibility of the East Coast hip hop scene during the rivalry between the East and West.

Background[edit]

In the video Tha Dogg Pound members are rapping around the Skyscrapers in New York. The video, set in New York City, New York, was also heightened when the set was fired upon in a drive-by. After the shooting, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound filmed scenes kicking down a building in New York. DJ Pooh produced the song and it never charted. In response to this song East Coast duos Capone-N-Noreaga and Mobb Deep collaborated with Tragedy Khadafi to release a response song named "L.A., L.A." dissing Dogg Pound members. This song also uses a sample of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's song with the same title. It is also considered being a jab at The Notorious B.I.G. because of the use of a similar beat to Notorious B.I.G's St. Ides TV ad.[1] However, Kurupt stated that DJ Pooh gave the Notorious B.I.G. the instrumental originally for the St. Ides commercial.[2]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[3] 51

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