Back Like That

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"Back Like That"
Single by Ghostface Killah
featuring Ne-Yo
from the album Fishscale
Released 2006
Format Vinyl, 12"
Recorded 2005 (2005)
Genre Hip hop, Hip Hop Soul
Length 3:52
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) D. Coles, V. Brown, S. Smith, W. Hulch
Producer(s) Xtreme
Ghostface Killah singles chronology
"Be Easy"
(2005)
"Back Like That"
(2005)
"We Celebrate"
(2008)
Remix cover
Back Like That cover 2006

"Back Like That" is the second single by rapper Ghostface Killah from his critically acclaimed fifth solo album Fishscale. The song features R&B singer Ne-Yo and has become Ghostface's highest charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100. It contains a sample of "Baby Come Home" as performed by Willie Hutch as well as "Song Cry" by Jay-Z. A remix featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo was produced and later included on Ghostface's sixth album More Fish. In 2009, Ghostface performed the song with Chrisette Michele at VH1's 6th Annual Hip Hop Honors ceremony.

The song Was Ne-Yo's Debut Single As a Featured Artist.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Back Like That" was directed by Ray Kay and Mike Caruso. The video illustrates the deterioration of the relationship between Ghostface and his girlfriend after she cheats on him with a man with whom he has beef. Over time, Tony regains his wounded pride and eventually kicks her out of their apartment. As the story draws to a close, the man she cheated on him with walks into a set-up where Tony's friends lie in wait. He promptly turns around to run away and they all give chase. The video then concludes with a "to be continued..."

Remix[edit]

The official remix featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo was produced and later included on Ghostface's sixth album More Fish & his eighth album Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City.

A second version of the remix has a new verse by Ne-Yo, different from his verse of the main remix, was included on Ghostface's compilation album GhostDeini the Great.

An all-female remix of the song made by DJ Cocoa Chanelle, Da Brat and Lil' Mo was featured in the Golden Globe-winning motion picture Precious (2009).

Track listings[edit]

US[edit]

A & B sides

  1. Back Like That (Clean)
  2. Back Like That (Dirty)
  3. Back Like That (Instrumental)
  4. Back Like That (Acapella)

Europe[edit]

  1. Back Like That (Radio Edit)
  2. Back Like That (Remix Radio Edit)
  3. Back Like That (Album Version)
  4. Back Like That (Remix Album Version)

Remix[edit]

A & B sides

  1. Back Like That (Remix) (Radio)
  2. Back Like That (Remix) (Dirty)
  3. Back Like That (Remix) (Instrumental)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 61[1]
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Songs 11[2]

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