Dr. Dre is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics and was previously the co-owner and artist of Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and managed the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit,50 Cent, The Game and more recently Kendrick Lamar. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.
“Still D.R.E.” was released in October 1999 as the lead single from Dr Dre’s second solo album, 2001. The song, co-written by Jay-Z, features vocals from Snoop Dogg on the intro, chorus and outro (taken verbatim from Wikipedia).
I’m representing for them gangstas all across the world.
Still hitting them cornerson the lo-lo’s, girl.
Still taking my time to perfect the beat.
And I still got love for the streets. It’s the D.R.E.
Grammar: Using Still
Still is an adverb, and it means an action started in the past, is continuing and has not stopped. It does not begin or end sentences, and it always takes mid-sentence position.
BE + STILL
- Can I have another sandwich? I am still hungry.
- I can’t believe it! The meeting started 30 minutes ago, and she is still late!
STILL + VERB (all other verbs)
- He still practices the guitar. I’m surprised he hasn’t given up!
- My mother still looks great, and she’s over 60!
BE + STILL + ~ING VERBS (present continuous or past continuous)
- He is still sleeping, so we should wake him up soon.
- She is still working, so can you call her back later?
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