The first time rapper Bow Wow got any shine, it came from LBC legend Snoop Dogg.
“Gin and Juice” is the second single by rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from his debut album Doggystyle. Reaching the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. It earned a gold certification from the RIAA. “Gin and Juice” was nominated for the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. It was listed as number eight on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
“Gin and Juice” was produced by Dr. Dre and it was directed by Dr. Dre, Calvin Caday and Anita Sisaath, with producers from 2Pac’s “Dear Mama”, features a teenage Snoop Dogg who 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.
In April 2005, the video was fourth on MTV2 and XXL‘s list of the 25 Greatest West Coast Videos.