Last year during an interview with The Breakfast Club, Snoop Dogg revealed that Jay-Z wrote the verses for his & Dr. Dre classic track “Still D.R.E.” He claimed that Hov who credited on the track with his real name Shawn Carter, flow into Dre’s LA studio and wrote the whole song in under an hour.
Now, in an appearance on the season premiere of HBO’s show “The Shop“, Jay-Z recalls the same thing. “When you write for other people, I don’t know if you do it anymore, but when you used to do it, like “Still D.R.E.”, one of the greatest written song, but you write it actually how Dre would speak, how do you channel, cause you have to be in that character for write for them,” asks Maverick Carter.
“On that reference track, I’m doing Snoop and Dre, both of them,” says HOV.” You gotta have somewhat of reverence for them, the music they were making, The Chronic, and all of that, in order for me to really nail the essence of Dre and Snoop, it had to be like a studied reverence of what they were doing.”
Watch the interview below:
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