Title? Is it Chronic 2001 or just 2001? One of the mysteries of our age.

Project 365 Day #18

“Xxplosive” by Dr. Dre, featuring Hittman, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, & Six-Two


“Xxplosive” from 2001, released in 1999

I hadn’t heard this song in a long time until yesterday when @mylothecat on Instagram released a video of Rock Bottom (of Felix the Cat fame) singing Nate Dogg’s verses. Watching that video, I was reminded of how much I love this vastly inappropriate song. Like, seriously, I cannot emphasize enough how inappropriate it is. The late 90s were a different time, folks, a different time. But you know what? Sometimes we all need to get a little inappropriate, which brings us to “Xxplosive.”

Nate Dogg, though, no matter what he is singing, is never inappropriate.

Keeping all of this in mind, I had to add “Xxplosive” to my list.

R.I.P Nate Dogg.

See what else I’ve placed on Project 365 here.



AE Stueve

AE Stueve teaches and writes in Omaha, NE. Check out all of his available work at aestueve.com