“Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, outperforming The Chronic’s other singles, “Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)”, which peaked at #8, and “Let Me Ride”, which peaked at #34.
The song was selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll. XXL magazine named it the top Hip Hop song of the decade.
The vocals are shared by Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg, who has sole songwriting credit; they drop in trademark references to Long Beach and Compton, California. The song contains samples from Leon Haywood’s “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You”, “B-Side Wins Again” by Public Enemy and “Uphill (Peace of Mind)” by Kid Dynamite.
The music video, directed by Dr. Dre, depicts Dre coming into Long Beach, California to pick up Snoop and go to a block party. They arrive at the party and perform the first verses outside while a barbecue cookout and a game of volleyball goes on. A female player’s bikini top is pulled down by “T-Dubb”, an original member of the Long Beach rap group Foesum, exposing her breasts. For the next verses they go inside the house. A small sequence of events shows a snobbish female party-goer humiliated by being sprayed with shaken-up malt liquor. The video ends with Dre dropping Snoop off back at his house, with Snoop staggering up the driveway. The MTV edit censors nudity, drug paraphernalia, Warren G with a blunt, copyrighted logos, a White Sox ball cap, and screen text. (Wikipedia)