"I cannot remember the first time I heard the album but I know it was before it came out. It was one of those industry things where some A&R or industry person I knew—most likely either Dante Ross, Sophia Chang, or my main man Domino—who had the cassette tape of the album early and I got a copy.

I'd already been drinking and smoking and experimenting with shrooms, acid, and MDMA—yes it was available then squares—but I had never had gin and juice.

"What I do remember is that 'Gin and Juice' took off on the radio either right after or just before the album released. I remember being flabbergasted that the radio people had reversed the words. I thought that it was very ridiculous to me and it hurt my ears because I was used to the album version.

"I'd already been drinking and smoking and experimenting with shrooms, acid, and MDMA—yes it was available then squares—but I had never had gin and juice. So I tried it and didn't really like it, but drank it anyway because it was 'cool' to do since Snoop said it. That's my story."