Legendary West Coast rapper, Snoop Dogg, makes our ‘Throwback Thursday’ video of the day for the first time with one of his most notable hit singles “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” featuring super-producer Pharrell Williams. The smash single was released in September 2004 from Snoop’s seventh studio album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece.
Pharrell’s begins the smash single with the first verse, while Snoop takes over as he does the chorus and performs the next two verses. The tongue clicking sound and the smooth beat jelled together perfectly to create a masterpiece that was nominated for a Grammy Award, and appeared No.1 on Billboard Hot 100 beginning in mid-December.
The black-and-white video shows Snoop Dogg “Crip walking,” (if you didn’t know, Snoop Dogg is widely known as a Crip) wearing a black No.20 Long Beach baseball jersey, representing his hometown of Long Beach, Calif. Snoop’s sons, Corde and Cordell were in the video as well as Atlanta rapper Pusha T and beauty Lauren London.
I’m unsure if saying “Snoop,” as long as you can until your last breath, or the tongue clicking as the catchiest part of the song, but I’m sure if you weren’t living under a rock during Fall of 2004, then you were doing either or, if not both, at some time during the day… especially while listening to it.