Been There, Done That (Dr. Dre song)

"Been There, Done That" is the second single by West Coast rapper and producer Dr. Dre from the compilation album Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath.

"Been There, Done That"
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Single by Dr. Dre
from the album Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1996[1]
Recorded1995
StudioRecord One (Sherman Oaks, California)
GenreWest Coast hip hop, G-funk
Length5:11
Label
Songwriter(s)Dr. Dre, Bud'da, J-Flexx
Producer(s)Dr. Dre, Bud'da
Dr. Dre singles chronology
"No Diggity"
(1996)
"Been There, Done That"
(1996)
"Ghetto Fabulous"
(1998)
Music video
"Been There, Done That" on YouTube

Background and receptionEdit

The song was produced by Dre himself and features co-production from Bud'da. The lyrics were written by former Death Row Records labelmate, J-Flexx. After Dre's departure from the label, J-Flexx released a diss song on the Death Row Greatest Hits compilation titled "Who Been There, Who Done That". The song was referenced at the end of "Guilty Conscience" by Eminem, which was a collaboration with Dre. background vocalist Dorothy Coleman and Barbara Wilson.

Mosi Reeves from Rolling Stone said: “ Fans respected Dre’s call to renounce violence and focus on making money, but “Been There, Done That” didn’t quite resonate with them like his earlier work.“ and added: “Been There, Done That” is an early example of what would later be called “grown-man rap,” and as rap stars age and try to reconcile their maturity with their hellion public images, it deserves a special place in the Dre canon.“[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Been There, Done That" (Radio Edit) - 4:06
  2. "Been There, Done That" (Video Mix) - 5:14
  3. "Been There, Done That" (Video Mix Instrumental) - 5:14
  1. "Been There, Done That" (LP Version) - 5:14
  2. "Been There, Done That" (Radio Edit) - 4:06
  3. "Been There, Done That" (LP Instrumental) - 5:14

ChartsEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dr. Dre reveals the struggles of launching Aftermath". YouTube. 2017-08-02. Archived from the original on 2021-12-19. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  2. ^ "The 40 Greatest Dr. Dre Productions". Rolling Stone. 26 January 2022.
  3. ^ Discogs
  4. ^ Discogs
  5. ^ "Dr. Dre – Been There, Done That". Top 40 Singles.

External linksEdit