Let’s take a closer look at the lyrics to Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.” shall we? Well, the song appears to be all about Dre making it very clear he still knows how to bring the hits after taking a bit of a step back from the music scene (at least on the side of performing his own tracks) for a while. The song features on the album “2001,” which was released around seven years after his previous, “The Chronic.”
It features lyrics including, “I’m still f***** with you/Still waters run deep/Still Snoop Dogg and D-R-E, ’99 n****/Guess who’s back?” and “Ladies they pay homage, but haters say Dre fell off/How n****? My last album was ‘The Chronic’/They want to know if he still got it,” which prove the star was making it very clear he was very much here to stay. It also features a nod to another big hip-hop hit, 1986’s “Turn Off the Lights” by the World Class Wreckin Cru, as he makes it clear his continued success is no “fluke.”
The song’s title has become so iconic that it even has an entry on Urban Dictionary, which lists the phrase “Still D.R.E.” as describing someone “particularly streetwise” with “a certain level of street credibility.”
As for the music video? Well, that shows off his undoubtable star power even more. It features his collaborator Snoop Dogg, as well as a slew of other big names like Eminem, Xzibit, Funkmaster Flex, and Warren G.