“Still D.R.E.” is one of the most iconic rap songs ever. The opening beat is one that everyone seems to know, and instantly makes fans begin to dance. The dynamic piano notes hit hard, and so do the lyrics (via Billboard). The song was released on October 13, 1999 on Dre’s sophomore album “2001.” The hit marked just one of many collaborations between Dre and his protege, Snoop Dogg. The song was surprisingly written by rapper Jay-Z. However, it’s all about Dre’s return to music and how he’ll always be relevant in the rap game while remembering his roots (via Song Meaning And Facts).
With lyrics such as, “I’m representing’ for them gangstas all across the world … Still Hittin’ them corners in them low-lows, girl/Still takin’ my time to perfect the beat … And I still got love for the streets, it’s the D.R.E.,” Dr. Dre brags about his former success, and all he’s done for the rap world, such as discovering Snoop and Eminem. The song was meant to remind everyone that the rapper is still here, as if we could ever forget.
It’s unclear whether “Still D.R.E.” will be played during the Super Bowl halftime show, but fans can’t wait to find out.