Snoop Dogg Admits That ‘Gin And Juice’ Grammy Loss ‘Hurt’
Snoop Dogg admitted that he was “hurt” when he lost his Grammy nomination for “Gin And Juice” at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards in 1995. However, he did say that there was one person who made him feel better about it.
“Queen Latifah approached me about that song,” Snoop Dogg explained in a snippet from his unreleased audiobook From The Streets To The Suites. “Me and her was nominated for a Grammy for [‘Gin and Juice’] against ‘U.N.I.T.Y.’ She won and I was hurt, but she was like, ‘N—-, I love ‘Gin and Juice.’ That’s my favorite s—.’ So then I got unhurt fast.”
He added: “You know a muthaf—- get hurt ’cause he lose and s—. But I’m like, damn this is the Queen, n—-. Bow down. This is the muthaf—–’ queen, and she told me that. She said: ‘But, I love ‘Gin and Juice,’ that’s my favorite s—.’ So I was like you know what? I can take that L.”
Coolio‘s “Fantastic Voyage,” Craig Mack‘s “Flava In Ya Ear,” and Warren G’s “This D.J.” were nominated with “Gin And Juice” and “U.N.I.T.Y.”
“Launching during the 30th anniversary year of Doggystyle, Snoop Dogg’s installment of Words + Music reflects on his coming-of-age journey from the streets of Long Beach to around the world and his decision to pursue love and life over death and destruction,” From the Streets to the Suites is described as on the official site.
“From singing in the church choir as a boy to meeting Dr. Dre and eventually buying Death Row Records, the evolution of Snoop Dogg from his point of view is a vulnerable exploration into the mind of a true hip-hop icon,” it continues. “Written and performed by Snoop Dogg with direction from Angie Martinez, and produced in conjunction with The SpringHill Company, From the Streets to the Suites invites listeners to experience Snoop’s unique style of storytelling while vibing to original live performances of classics from throughout his career, accompanied by the band 1500 or Nothin’. Songs include “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” “Gin and Juice,” “Beautiful,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” and more as the legendary rapper takes us on a heartfelt and inspirational ride.”
From the Streets to the Suites is set to debut on Amazon on Wednesday (June 15).