— ♪ The Next Episode ♪— （Dr. Dre - The Next Episode ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg） The Next Episode is a single by American rapper Dr. Dre, released on July 4, 2000 as the third single from his second studio album, The Chronic 2001, which was released in 1999. The track features Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Nate Dogg, the last being uncredited. The song is often mistakenly titled Smoke Weed Everyday on video-sharing sites such as YouTube, as Nate Dogg says the phrase at the end of the track. Its a sequel to Dres famous single from The Chronic, Nuthin but a G Thang. Background Dres verse was written by then Aftermath artist, Hittman. The singles title harkens back to Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggs classic smash hit Nuthin But a G Thang from Dres 1992 solo debut The Chronic in which Snoop Dogg instructs listeners at the end of the chorus to, just chill, til the next episode,, the line itself being a reference to the song Its My Thang, from the EPMD album Strictly Business, which in fact did not refer to this single but its predecessor, a leftover song from 1993 originally recorded for Doggystyle, but not included in its final version. The song has many references to 2Pacs California Love, which he did with Dr. Dre while at Death Row Records, and To Live & Die in LA.Originally listed on the back cover of Doggystyle as Tha Next Episode, the original version of the song was by Snoop Dogg featuring Dr. Dre, and had a much different beat and different lyrics. The original was 4:36 long, and referred to Dr. Dres Nuthin but a G Thang numerous times. The background of the original was later used in Warren Gs Runnin Wit No Breaks on the Regulate...G Funk Era album. Remixes A remix with the same name by Snoop Dogg and Lil Mo appears on the mixtape DJ Felli Fel Featuring Snoop Dogg - The Heavy Hitters, which was released in 2002. A remix with the music from Paradise City by Guns N Roses is available unofficially. A version dubbed by The Game as a diss towards 50 Cent was released in 2005. A remix entitled TNE 2006 was released to radio airplay in 2006. It features Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg. Joe Budden rapped over the beat during an appearance on DJ Green Lantern Sirius Satellite Radio show with Charles Hamilton. The prizefighter remix was released in 2002, featuring 2Pac, DMX and Nas. Joe Rickard, drummer for RED, is known to perform this song among other popular rap and hip hop songs live in concert in a medley. A version in Arabic appeared in the 2012 film The Dictator performed by Aiwa, Mr Tibbz, and actor Sacha Baron Cohen as the films title character Admiral General Aladeen.
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