Eyez Closed

Album: Doggumentary (2011)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This rocking track by Snoop Dogg was produced by and features rapper Kanye West. R&B singer John Legend also appears on the song, which finds the veteran Hip-Hop kingpin paying respect to the younger generation while reasserting his status.
  • The song originated during a session in New York when Snoop and Kanye were working in the same studio. "I was in the studio with Swizz Beatz and walked down the hallway and heard some beats, and it was Kanye West," the West Coast rhymer recalled to MTV News. "He called me into the studio and played me a couple of songs from his album. He was like, 'I got this song that's not gonna make the album, but listen to it.'"
  • The song samples old school rapper Jimmy Spicer's 1983 track "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)." Maino borrowed from the same song for his breakout single "Hi Hater."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Rick Astley

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.

Angelo Moore of Fishbone

Angelo Moore of FishboneSongwriter Interviews

Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.

Reverend Horton Heat

Reverend Horton HeatSongwriter Interviews

The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie Combination

Stand By Me: The Perfect Song-Movie CombinationSong Writing

In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.

Rick Springfield

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Paul Williams

Paul WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

He's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair."