So Many Pros

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"So Many Pros"
So Many Pros.jpg
Single by Snoop Dogg
from the album Bush
Released April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Format
Recorded 2014–15
Genre
Length 4:06
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Peaches N Cream"
(2015)
"So Many Pros"
(2015)
"California Roll"
(2015)

"Peaches N Cream"
(2015)
"So Many Pros"
(2015)
"California Roll"
(2015)

"So Many Pros" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Snoop Dogg, featuring uncredited vocals by Charlie Wilson, The Neptunes and Rhea Dummett. It was released on April 14, 2015 as the second single from his thirteenth studio album Bush, through the record labels I Am Other and Columbia Records.[1] The song was produced by The Neptunes.[2]

On the Graham Norton Show in May 2015, Snoop Dogg revealed that Pharrell Williams made him change the title of the song from "So Many Hoes" to "So Many Pros."

Background[edit]

The track "So Many Pros" was originally a track recorded by Timbaland and featured Pharrell Williams & Justin Timberlake, however, due to Timbaland's album being cancelled Pharrell re-worked the final track, in which Chad Hugo, Charlie Wilson, Pharrell & Rhea Dummett feature on backing vocals, although Timberlake's vocals can still be heard on the final version of the track, albeit briefly. A video was also shot for "Been It", with amateur footage showing Timberlake recording his portion of the music video whilst on The 20/20 Experience World Tour and Timbaland recording his portion on a beach with scantily clad models. The lyrics to the song seem to have remained unchanged, however the lyric "...so many hoes" has been changed to "...so many pros" which is the title of the track itself.[3]

Music video[edit]

Snoop released the official video on April 14, 2015, to VEVO.[4] The music video was directed by François Rousselet.

The music video won an MTV Video Music Award Best Art Direction, during the ceremony on August 30, 2015.

Commercial performance[edit]

"So Many Pros" debuted at number 47 on the United States Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart dated May 2, 2015. Internationally the song peaking at number 169 in French SNEP chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Ceremony Award Results
2015 MTV Video Music Award Best Art Direction[5] Won

Track listing[edit]

  • Download digital[6]
  1. So Many Pros — 4:06

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the credits as seen in the end of the video:

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[7] 169

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States April 14, 2015 Digital download

[8]

Europe April 16, 2015

[9]

Italy May 1, 2015 Airplay

[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Look: Snoop Dogg Goes Back To The '70s In New Posters". buzzfeed.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Snoop-Dogg-Bush/release/6987961
  3. ^ http://thetimbalandpassion.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/snoop-dogg-gets-timbalands-2013-single.html
  4. ^ "Snoop Dogg - So Many Pros". VEVO. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2015 MTV VMA Nominees". fuse.tv. July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - BUSH by Snoop Dogg". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "So Many Pros [Columbia (Sony)] :: Beatport". classic beatport. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Snoop Dogg – So Many Pros". Discogs. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Snoop Dogg: So Many Pros (Columbia) | Radio Date - May 1, 2015". radioairplay. Archived from the original on April 29, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015.