Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre Personally Asked Hardy To Reimagine Their 90’s Classic, “Gin And Juice”

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Tom Morris

“Gin and Juice” like you’ve never heard it before.

Today, HARDY released a completely reimagined version of Snoop Dogg’s iconic 90’s song “Gin and Juice,” which was produced by the legendary Dr. Dre… and I certainly did not have on bingo card for 2024.

But hey, everybody wants in on country music right now, including these two hip-hop legends. In promotion of Snoop and Dre’s new premium spirits brand Gin & Juice by Dre and Snoop, which of course features a ready-to-drink cocktail named for their iconic 90’s song, Hardy totally rewrote the song with a very country flair.

The production and lyrics are certainly a choice, but Hardy says Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg themselves reached out about it and asked him to recreate the 90’s anthem:

“A while back, I got a phone call saying that Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg would like for me to record my own version of ‘Gin and Juice’ for the launch of their new drink, Gin&Juice.

I’m still in disbelief, but I am so stoked that I’m dropping my version of ‘Gin and Juice’ with the blessing of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg themselves. Thankful for the opportunity.”

I’m personally still trying to look past the fact that Hardy pronounced “Appalachian” wrong (I don’t care that it probably rhymed better), but you can check out some of the revamped lyrics here, which also include a Waylon and Willie reference:

“Now I, I got myself some gin (Yeah)
Everybody got their cups, but they ain’t chipped in (No)
Yeah, this type of shit happens all the time (All the time)
You gotta get yours, but I gotta get mine
Everything is fine when you’re listening to the HIX OG

I got that Appalachian music that be captivatin’ he (Woo)
Who listens to the words that I wrote (Yeah)
As I’m takin’ me a swig on a dirt back road (Y’all know)
And get to whippin’ up a biscuit and some gravy
Chillin’ while I’m listenin’ to some Willy and some Waylon”

Of course, Snoop released “Gin and Juice” in January of 1994 as the second single from his 1993 debut album Doggystyle.

It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards. Since then, the song has been certified Gold by the RIAA and become a Hip-Hop standard over the decades.

Hardy also shared a photo on Instagram from some sort of filming day with Dre and Snoop, so it seems like we might have more from this trio on the way too:

You can listen to Hardy’s rendition of “Gin and Juice” here:

And the original, which I will most certainly have stuck in my head all weekend now:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock