Hip-hop heads, did you know Snoop Dogg’s 2004 hit single with Pharrell, “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” was his first number 1 on the charts?

Although Snoop has had plenty of hits in his career, including “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?),” “Gin and Juice,” and “Beautiful” which reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, it wasn’t until he teamed up with The Neptunes that he got his first chart topper.

Released in September 2004 as the lead single off Snoop’s seventh studio album, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” won fans over with its unconventional Neptunes production which featured only drums, tongue clicks and keyboards.

The single helped R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece sell 225,000 copies in its first week and the album has since been certified double platinum.

Written by Stop The Breaks
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