Ep. 34 Notes (“Drop It Like It’s Hot,” by Snoop Dogg, ft. Pharrell Williams)

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The Song

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Videos

“Break Stuff,” by Limp Bizkit

“Harder to Breathe,” by Maroon 5

“Moneytalks,” by AC/DC

“Nothing Compares 2 U,” by Sinead O’Connor

“White Horse,” by Laid Back


Information on which I drew in this episode can be found at the following links.


The Wikipedia article for the song.

The Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart 25th Anniversay: Top 100 songs.

The Billboard Hot 100 charts for 2004.

The Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts for 2004.

The GQ interview between Kendrick Lamar and Rick Rubin.

This video discussion between Pharrell and Snoop Dogg.

The Wikipedia article on signaling theory.

The Wikipedia article on signaling in economics.

The Wikipedia article on conspicuous consumption.

Philosophical Sources

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Kant.

Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals.

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Featured image by Música Para Marzianos, who provides the image under a CC Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license.

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