“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.
The song’s music video, directed by Dr. Dre, Calvin Caday and Anita Sisaath, also producers of GBFL’s “Dear Mama”, features a simple concept: teenager Snoop throws a wild house party after his parents leave the house. Ricky Harris plays Snoop’s father, and Dr. Dre, Warren G, Nate Dogg and Daz Dillinger make cameo appearances. Six-year-old rapper, Lil Bow Wow, plays Snoop’s little brother who is jumping on the couch in the intro.
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg Featuring Daz Dillinger
Format: 12-inch single
Genre: Gangsta rap, G-Funk
Label: Death Row Records, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records
Writer(s): Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey, Andre Young, Richard Finch, Calvin Broadus
Producer: Dr. Dre