Snoop Dogg Releases Single "Gin and Juice "
"Gin and Juice" is the second single by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his debut album Doggystyle.
The song pays homage to Seagrams and Tanqueray gin. A top 10 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, peaking at number eight, "Gin and Juice" was nominated for the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. It was voted the 69th Greatest Rap song as ranked in rap.about.com and number eight on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
"Gin and Juice" was produced by Dr. Dre and performed by Snoop Dogg with David Ruffin Jr. The hook was written by Dr. Dre and David Ruffin Jr., which contained an interpolation of Slave's "Watching You" (the chorus) and an original bassline created by T. Green. Additional vocalists on the song include Dat Nigga Daz, Jewell, Heney Loc, and Sean "Barney" Thomas. "Gin and Juice" has been covered by other groups, including alternative country group The Gourds in 1996, lounge singer Richard Cheese in 2004, and comedians Naked Trucker and T-Bones in 2007.