Murder Was the Case
Murder Was the Case
Soundtrack album by Snoop Doggy Dogg and Various Artists


15 October 1994




Can-Am Recorders (Tarzana, CA)


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, g-funk, gangsta rap, R&B




Death Row/Interscope


George "G-One" Archie, Big Wy, Priest "Superfly" Brooks, Dat Nigga Daz, Devante Swing, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Jewell, Suge Knight (exec.), Kevin Lewis, Lil' Stretch, Marc McWilliams, Sam Sneed, San Man

Murder Was the Case is a soundtrack album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, released in 1994 on Death Row Records. It is the soundtrack of the 1994 eighteen minute film of the same name, which was directed by Dr. Dre and Fab 5 Freddy and chronicles the fictional death of Snoop Dogg and his resurrection after making a deal with the Devil. The title comes from Snoop Dogg's song of the same name that appeared on his 1993 debut Doggystyle.

The single "What Would U Do?", performed by Tha Dogg Pound, was also included on the soundtrack for the 1994 film Natural Born Killers. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996. Tupac Shakur, who was not yet signed to Death Row, was paid $200,000 by Death Row owner Suge Knight to record a song for the album, but the track ("Life's So Hard" featuring Snoop Dogg) was not released until it appeared on 1997's Gang Related soundtrack.

The Murder Was the Case soundtrack reached #1 on the Billboard 200, becoming Snoop Dogg's second consecutive album to reach that position on the chart. 

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Murder Was the Case (Remix)" Snoop Doggy Dogg Arnaud, Broadus, Young Dr. Dre 4:20
2. "Natural Born Killaz" Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Jackson, Young Dr. Dre, Sam Sneed (co.) 4:51
3. "What Would U Do?" Tha Dogg Pound Arnaud, Broadus, Brown, Caples, Williams Dat Nigga Daz 5:08
4. "21 Jumpstreet" Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tray Deee Broadus, Davis Dat Nigga Daz 5:26
5. "One More Day" Nate Dogg Hale Dat Nigga Daz 5:18
6. "Harvest for the World" Jewell Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Jasper Dr. Dre 3:52
7. "Who Got Some Gangsta Shit?" Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Lil' Style, Young Swoop Arnaud, Broadus, Brown, Gillion Priest "Superfly" Brooks 5:28
8. "Come When I Call" Danny Boy Blake DJ Quik 4:55
9. "U Better Recognize" Sam Sneed, Dr. Dre Anderson Sam Sneed 3:54
10. "Come Up to My Room" Jodeci, Tha Dogg Pound Arnaud, Brown, DeGrate, DeGrate, Hailey, Hailey Dat Nigga Daz, Devante Swing (co.) 4:37
11. "Woman to Woman" Jewell Banks, Marion, Thigpen DJ Quik, George "G-One" Archie, Jewell 5:18
12. "Dollars & Sense" DJ Quik Archie DJ Quik 5:53
13. "The Eulogy" Slip Capone, C.P.O. Edwards San Man 4:48
14. "Horny" B-Rezell McWilliams, Wrice Kevin Lewis, Marc McWilliams 4:41
15. "Eastside-Westside" Young Soldierz Dillon, Doby Big Wy, Lil' Stretch 4:45

Charts Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Chart (1995) Peak position
US Billboard 200 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts Edit

Chart (1995) Peak position
US Billboard 200 58

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada) Gold 50,000
United States (RIAA) 2x Platinum 2,500,000
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