Dey Know

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"Dey Know"
Single by Shawty Lo
from the album Units in the City
Released December 4, 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Length 3:17
Label D4L/Asylum/Poe Boy/Atlantic
Writer(s) Ingouma, R./Jordan, Quandarious A.
Producer(s) Balis Beats, Born Immaculate
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Shawty Lo singles chronology
"Dey Know"
"Dunn Dunn"

"Dey Know" (sometimes called "They Know") is the first single from Shawty Lo's debut solo album, Units in the City. It samples "Mandrill's "Children of the Sun".[1]


There is an official remix, the Dirty South Remix, featuring Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Plies, & Lil' Wayne. The second official remix features Young Jeezy, E-40, Plies, & Gorilla Zoe. The first remix is notable for having Lil Wayne rap through an auto-tune, which alters one's voice and makes it sound synthesized. This technique was made popular in hip-hop and R&B by T-Pain, and was used in many of Wayne's verses and songs from 2008 and 2009, this being one of the first. There is also an NY Remix with Maino, Lil' Kim & Busta Rhymes. Camp 22, Rasheeda, Buckeey and Crime Mob appeared in the video.

Also, Memphis rapper Yo Gotti has a remix to the song on his Cocaine Muzik mixtape.

Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Paul Wall, Papoose and Bun B have also made separate freestyles

Kardinal Offishall & Rock City also have a version.

The Re-Up Gang also used the beat for "Dey Know Yayo" on the We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3: The Spirit of Competition mixtape.

Crooked I did a freestyle over this beat in his Hip-Hop Weekly Series (Week 40 - They Know)

R&B singer Casely has a remix.

French rapper Driver has his remix titled "C'est Trop"

Prefuse 73 did a remix of this song for a compilation album entitled ATL RMX'.


Chart (2007) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 8
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 3
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[5] 59
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[6] 12


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