2. Dr. Dre f/ Snoop Doggy Dogg "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (1992)
Producer: Dr. Dre
Album: The Chronic
Label: Death Row
An argument could be made for this being the most well-known hip-hop track of the '90s, and there's a pretty good chance that even your grandmother knows the hook to this. Listening back to the Leon Haywood original, "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" reveals that Dre pillaged every inch for his version, ruthlessly snatching the main loop, key changes, and chorus (which he then replayed) —a testament to the strength of the Haywood's original composition. Snoop Dogg makes himself right at home immediately, effortlessly riding the track into submission with his laid-back delivery to claim it as his own, while the good Doctor proudly unleashes the super-slick sound nand mandatory "Funky Worm" synth that would change the sound of West Coast rap forever.
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