Now the popular 1999 West Coast anthem has hit an exclusive milestone on YouTube: a billion views.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Still D.R.E." Hits One Billion Views Following Pepsi Halftime Performance at the 2022 Super Bowl
Marking both LA-artists’ first ever to join YouTube’s one billion club and was achieved just four days after their Super Bowl Halftime Show─the West Coast visual directed by Hype Williams.
Many people online just now finding out the Roc Nation founder wrote the entirety “Still D.R.E.” track for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg the lead single off Dre’s second solo album, “2001.”
When Dr. Dre was working on his Chronic 2001 album, he brought in Jay-Z to help write his comeback record, Jay-Z wrote all of the lyrics for 1999’s Still D.R.E.. Dr. Dre, Mel-Man and Scott Storch produced the song and featured Snoop Dogg on the hook. Still D.R.E.
Jay-Z also confirmed that he wrote the whole song on LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s unscripted HBO show The Shop: Interrupted, “On that reference track, I’m doing Snoop and Dre, both of them,” he said.
“But yeah, you gotta have like somewhat of a reverence for them.. the music they were making..” he added. “‘The Chronic’ and all of that..
“In order for me to really nail the essence of Dre and Snoop, it had to be like a studied reverence of what they were doing.”