Snoop Dogg Releases Single "Snoop's Upside Ya Head"
"Snoop's Upside Ya Head" is the second European hit and the first single release of Snoop Doggy Dogg's Tha Doggfather.
The song heavily samples "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oopps)" by the Gap Band and features new vocals from Gap Band's lead singer Charlie Wilson. In the video an imaginary execution takes place where Snoop Dogg manages to escape from the electric chair. It refers to the end of Snoop's real life murder trial by verdict of not guilty. It stars Vincent Schiavelli as the prison governor, Wilson as the prison guard, and Uncle Junebug as the old Snoop in prison.
Recorded after the imprisonment of Suge Knight, it belongs to the second half of the album, which was fully produced by Snoop Dogg himself without supervision. It is the reason it could happen that in the lyrics Snoop Dogg reveals that he was aware of Suge stealing him by keeping the major part of the profit benefited from Snoop Dogg's album sales. Despite what Snoop Dogg implies in the lyrics to the contrary, Doggystyle Records existed only nominally, although the executive production work had much more involvement from Snoop Dogg, as he was left alone with many of these tasks.