Who Am I (What's My Name)?

Who Am I (What's My Name)?

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Name = Who Am I (What's My Name)?


Artist = Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Jewell & Dr. Dre
from Album = Doggystyle
Released = Start date|1993|11|30
Format = 12-inch single, Cassette Single, EP
Recorded = 1993
Genre = Gangsta rap, G-Funk
Length = 4:06
Label = Death Row
Writer = Andre Young
George Clinton
Gary Shider
Snoop Dogg
David Spradley
Producer = Dr. Dre
Certification = Gold
Reviews =
Chronology = Snoop Dogg
Last single = "Let Me Ride" (1993)
This single = "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" (1993)
Next single = "Gin and Juice" (1994)
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Dr. Dre
Last single = "Let Me Ride" (1993)
This single = "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" (1993)
Next single = "Natural Born Killaz" (1994)
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Name = Who Am I (What's My Name)?
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"Who Am I (What's My Name)?" is the solo debut single from rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album "Doggystyle". The music video directed by Fab 5 Freddy was shot on location in Snoop Dogg's hometown, Long Beach, California and has cameo appearances by Dr. Dre and Kurupt. The song was a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #8.

The song, produced by Dr. Dre, features interpolations of Funkadelic's (Not Just) Knee Deep as its bassline and George Clinton's Atomic Dog in its chorus. Additional vocals were contributed by Jewell and Tony Green. The follow up version of it titled "Snoop Dogg" was released on his album, "Tha Last Meal".The cover artwork is by Joe Cool. Rapper, Jay-Z, lifts a line from the first verse, changing little, for "Jigga My Nigga". He also goes to take a line from the third verse for the chorus of his song, "Jigga That Nigga".

Trivia

*Other rappers such as RBX, Warren G, Dr. Dre, The D.O.C, Kurupt & Daz Dillinger appeared in the Video.
* Lines from the song are taken from previous Dr. Dre tracks "Deeez Nuuuts" and "Rat-tat-tat-tat"
* On the pilot episode to Nickelodeon's sketch comedy show All That, Cast member Kenan Thompson played Leap Froggy Frog, a rapping frog. This character was based on Snoop. TLC was in the episode and sang the chorus to Leap Froggy Frogg's song in the same style as "Who Am I?"
* A parody of the song/music video was featured in Fear of a Black Hat.

Other samples used

The Counts
What's up Front - That Counts: (Westbound 1971)
* "Pack of Lies"Parliament
Mothership Connection: (Casablanca 1976)
* "Give up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)"

Charts

References


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