2011 was the 1st that the "Still D.R.E." video was shared on YouTube.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have a lot to commemorate this week. Notwithstanding the rave reviews for the long-term companions' all-star Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show, both hip-hop legends scored their very 1st billion-view video on YouTube right after the event.
The official video for the duo's 1999 track "Still D.R.E." from Dre's multi-platinum second independent album, 2001, crossed the billie line after they performed it at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., during the halfway point in the challenge between the Cincinnati Bengals and the current year's champions, the Los Angeles Rams. The Hype Williams-directed video addresses the 1st clip for one or the other man to arrive at the 10-digit mark on YouTube.
Also however it required some investment getting there, the video - first shared to YouTube in October 2011 - remains as a hermetically fixed time case of one of Dre's most famous tunes, from the shots of the unique rap pair bouncing along the streets of L.A. in their lowrider to the goliath party scene and brief appearances from Slim Shady, Xzibit, Funkmaster Flex and Warren G.
The Feb. 13 halftime show observed Dre and Snoop opening with "The Next Episode" and a Tupac Shakur accolade ("California Love"), before an unexpected appearance from 50 Cent, a furious two-track set from Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar's extraordinary "Alright," Eminem's "Lose Yourself" and a finale that observed Dre at the piano with Snoop right along for "Still D.R.E."
However the track topped out at No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the hour of its delivery, it has become one of Dre's most darling anthems in the years since. It was subsequently included in the 2001 Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke show Training Day - in which Dre and Snoop showed up in critical appearances - and the Grand Theft Auto V computer game.
Watch the "Still D.R.E." video underneath.