Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)

Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)

Dr. Dre (Ft. Snoop Dogg)

“Fuck Wit' Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin')” was released as the follow-up single to The Chronic’s classic lead single “Nuthin' But a ‘G’ Thang.” The production is based around a replayed section of Funkadelic’s 1979 hit “(Not Just) Knee Deep.”

Dre and Snoop celebrated “Dre Day” by taking shots at Eazy-E (for financial reasons), Tim Dog (for his diss track “Fuck Compton”), and Luther Campbell a.k.a. Luke Skyywalker (for his song “Fakin' Like Gangstas”). Subliminal shots at Ice Cube were also thrown in for his shots at N.W.A on “No Vaseline,” but Cube ended up appearing in the music video for the next single, “Let Me Ride.”

The music video for “Dre Day” featured parodies of Jerry Heller and Eazy-E (as Sleazy E). Eazy-E responded with “Real Muthaphuckkin G’s,” Luke responded with “Cowards in Compton” and “Dre’s Momma Needs a Haircut,” and Tim Dog responded with “Dog Baby” and “Bitch with a Perm.”

The single achieved gold status after it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The single’s B-side was “Puffin' on Blunts and Drankin' Tanqueray” featuring The Lady of Rage and Tha Dogg Pound.

Musician Colin Wolfe talked about how the track came together:

With ‘Dre Day,’ I was again thinking P-Funk when I came up with the bass line. That’s exactly what I was going for. Once that comes in then you can hear the other stuff around it. I think Daz did something with the melody line. [imitates tune] I added the guitar, Rhodes, and the strings to the record.