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Saturday, 19 March 2011


"The Next Episode" is a single by Dr. Dre released in 2000 from his album 2001, which was released in 1999. It features Snoop DoggNate Dogg, & Kurupt (the latter two uncredited). It was the third single from 2001 and peaked at number 23 on theBillboard Hot 100. It sold 146,570 copies between 2001 and 2002 in the UK according to Chartfacts. This song is the second most downloaded song by Dr. Dre on iTunes.

Dre's verse was written by then Aftermath artist, Hittman. This single's title harkens back to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's classic smash hit "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" from Dre's 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 "It's 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 forDoggystyle, but unincluded in its final version.[1]
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. Dre's "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" numerous times. The background of the original was later used inWarren G's 'Runnin' Wit No Breaks' on the Regulate...G Funk Era album.
The song's main sample interpolates David McCallum's "The Edge," borrowing from a brief segment at the beginning of the song, repeated in the middle of the song and in the end sequence.
The song was sampled by R&B trio City High for their 2001 hit "What Would You Do."
It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2001 for Dre and Snoop. The award, however, went to Dre and Eminem for "Forgot About Dre".
The edit released for radio and music channels was heavily edited and had many re-recorded lines.
Barry Bonds used the instrumental section before the first vocals as his plate appearance music for a period of time during the 2000s.
The song is listed at #306 on Pitchfork's greatest songs of the 2000s.

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