With the summer approaching, the West Coast is in the driver seat and delivering hit records this year. Just over two decades ago, Dr. Dre went separate ways with N.W.A. preparing for his debut album release of The Chronic through Death Row Records which went on to score triple platinum status through the Recording Industry Association of America.
It has been 23 years since Dre’s debut single “Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)” released. The single managed to reach number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in June 1993 and number six, spending 12 weeks on the rap and hip-hop chart of that year’s overall ranking.
The single was actually a diss record towards former friend/NWA member, Eazy-E, with some shots thrown towards 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke and Ice Cube.
The music video is parody which features an Eazy-E look-alike who is called “Sleazy-E” played by comedian AJ Johnson. Sleazy-E is getting a contract from his manager at “Useless Records” (based on Eazy-E’s manager Jerry Heller and his record label Ruthless Records), played by a real life executive producer from Interscope Records, Steve Berman.
Even the millennial generation can appreciate the impact that the single and the album has had on hip-hop culture, being featured on video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and on your local radio. Whether you are getting ready to graduate, start the summer, or getting ready for a cookout, we can still say we can appreciate the music even more when it is “Dre Day.”
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