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"Let Me Ride"
Let Me Ride
Single by Dr. Dre from the album "The Chronic"

Released

September 13, 1993

Format

12-inch single, Cassette single, CD single

Recorded

June 1992

Genre

West Coast hip hop, G-Funk, Gangsta Rap

Length

4:21

Label

Death Row, Interscope, Priority

Songwriter(s)

Andre Young, Eric Collins, Calvin Broadus

Producer(s)

Dr. Dre

"Let Me Ride" is a 1993 single by rapper and producer Dr. Dre, and the third single from his debut studio album, The Chronic. It experienced moderate success on the charts, until it became a massive hit when Dre won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for the song during the Grammy Awards of 1994. The chorus is sung by Ruben and Jewell, and Snoop Dogg (then known as Snoop Doggy Dogg) raps the line "Rollin' in my 6-4" and appears in some background vocals.

Dr. Dre's lyrics were ghostwritten by RBX; they had originally been written for a different track. Dr. Dre, RBX and Snoop Dogg share songwriting credits for the song.

"Let Me Ride"'s chorus involves both a sample and an interpolation of the chorus of the 1976 Parliament song "Mothership Connection (Star Child)", which itself quotes the Negro spiritual "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". "Let Me Ride" also samples James Brown's "Funky Drummer" and Bill Withers's 1973 single "Kissing My Love".

The song makes a reference to popular hard rock band Aerosmith in the lyric "and no this ain't Aerosmith!"

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