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Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre enlist Hardy for country version of "Gin & Juice"

Photos of country music singer Hardy, and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre together at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hardy; Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. (Shutterstock/Debby Wong/Featureflash Photo Agency)

Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice" has been given a country music makeover.

On Friday, rising country star Hardy released his own version of the 1994 classic as part of the launch of Snoop and Dr. Dre's new drink brand of the same name.

In a statement shared with Complex on Friday, Hardy recalled Snoop and Dre reaching out to him to make the cover.

“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," he said.

“I’m still in disbelief," he added. "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."

The original "Gin & Juice" was released as the second single from Snoop's seminal debut album, "Doggystyle."

Produced by Dre, the song peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.

"Gin & Juice" isn't the only hip-hop classic to have received the country music treatment in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, Shaboozey released his new single "A Bar Song (Tipsy)," which features an interpolation of J-Kwon's 2004 classic "Tipsy."

"One, here comes the two, to the three, to the four / Tell 'em "Bring another round", we need plenty more / Two steppin' on the table, she don't need a dance floor / Oh my, good Lord," Shaboozey sings on the song's pre-chorus.

On the chorus, the Virginia native then sings: "Everybody at the bar get tipsy."

Speaking with Rising Rap, J-Kwon described Shaboozey's "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" as the "best song of the year."


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