Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg's 'Still D.R.E' clocks 1 BILLION views on Youtube
It's a happy week for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. In addition to the rave reviews for the duo's performance at the Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show, both hip-hop legends scored their first-ever billion-views on YouTube for their 'Still D.R.E' music video.
'Still D.R.E', which was first realeased in 1999, was uploaded on YouTube in October 2011. The music video stands as a hermetically-sealed time capsule of one of Dr Dre’s most iconic songs with shots of the dynamic rap duo bouncing along the streets of L.A. in their lowrider, to one giant party scene. The video also had brief cameos by Slim Shady, Xzibit, Funkmaster Flex and Warren G.
The song was written by none other than 'The Empire State of Mind' rapper, Jay-Z and the video was directed by Hype Williams. It is the first video for both Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to reach the 10-digit mark on YouTube.
The video crossed the one billion views milestone after the duo performed the song at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California during the halftime show in the final game between the Cincinnati Bengals and this year’s champs, the Los Angeles Rams. The February 13 Super Bowl show found Dre and Snoop opening with 'The Next Episode' and a Tupac Shakur tribute ('California Love'), before a surprise appearance from 50 Cent, a raging two-song set from Mary J Blige, Kendrick Lamar’s intense 'Alright,' Eminem’s 'Lose Yourself' and a finale that found Dre at the piano, with Snoop right along for the ride, performing 'Still D.R.E.'
Though the song topped out at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of its release, it has become one of Dre’s most beloved anthems in the years since then. It was later featured in the 2001 Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke drama 'Training Day,' in which Dre and Snoop appeared in memorable cameos and the Grand Theft Auto V video game.
Fans are extremely excited to see such an iconic song, around for more than 2 decades, crossed the billion line and their happiness is crossing over into social media feeds. Here are some of the reactions. One tweet said, "Still Dre clocked 1 billion views on YouTube yesterday. Still one the greatest rap records ever, Still in disbelief Jay wrote every word, still a mystery to me as regards the flawlessness of its execution, still need a documentary on how the track was created."
Still Dre clocked 1 billion views on YouTube yesterday. Still one the greatest rap records ever, Still in disbelief Jay wrote every word, still a mystery to me as regards the flawlessness of its execution, still need a documentary on how the track was created.— JUICE!! 🏴 (@Joeburgg77) February 17, 2022
"Still DRE now has a billion view after Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, hiphop still Alive", another tweet said.
Still DRE now has a billion view after Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, hiphop still Alive— Mutherfuckin Gang⭐ (@ChristofaWayne) February 16, 2022
The comment section of the Youtube video is also filled with comments and compliment for this hip-hop classic. "Still a classic? It’ll ALWAYS be a classic. And that halftime show was nostalgic." "One of the greatest songs in history. Still 🔥🔥" . "This Beat is Forever a Classic. 1 Billion, Extremely Deserved" , are some of the comments.