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"Who Am I? (What's My Name?)"
Who Am I? (What's My Name?)
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg from the album "Doggystyle"

Released

October 30, 1993

Format

CD single, 12-inch single, Cassette single, Extended play

Recorded

1993

Genre

G-Funk, Gangsta Rap

Length

4:06

Label

Death Row, Interscope

Songwriter(s)

Andre Young, George Clinton, Gary Shider, Calvin Broadus, David Spradley

Producer(s)

Dr. Dre

"Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" (commonly titled "What's My Name?") is the solo debut single by American hip hop recording artist Snoop Doggy Dogg. It was released on October 30, 1993 as the first single from his debut album, Doggystyle, with the record labels Death Row Records, Interscope Records & Atlantic Records. The song, produced by Dr. Dre, features samples and interpolations from George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" in its chorus and throughout, and an interpolation from Parliament's "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" in its bridge. The song's intro contains a sample from The Counts' "Pack of Lies." A vocal sample ("the bomb") from Parliament's "P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" can be heard throughout. It was ranked number 456 on NME's 500 greatest songs of all time.

The song and music video were parodied in director Rusty Cundieff's film, Fear of a Black Hat (1993).

In the UK in 2014, the song was used on an advert for MoneySupermarket, which featured Snoop Dogg.

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