Excuse Me Miss

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"Excuse Me Miss"
Single by Jay-Z featuring Pharrell
from the album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
Released February 4, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded June 2002
Baseline Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:41 (Album Version)
3:58 (Radio Edit)
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Shawn Carter, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Jay-Z singles chronology
"'03 Bonnie & Clyde"
(2002)
"Excuse Me Miss"
(2003)
"Change Clothes"
(2003)
Pharrell singles chronology
"Beautiful"
(2003)
"Excuse Me Miss"
(2003)
"Belly Dancer"
(2003)

"Excuse Me Miss" is a song written and performed by American rapper Jay-Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002). It was also co-written and produced by The Neptunes, whose Pharrell sings the hook in falsetto voice. The lyrics refer to love at first sight. It contains a more mature sound in comparison of his previous songs about women such as "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)". Jay-Z sampled the 2001 hit, "Take You Out" by Luther Vandross. "Mista Hova" as he called himself also loaned a Notorious B.I.G hook from his song "Big Poppa" for this song own hook.

"Excuse Me Miss" was the third and final single from The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse and was successful commercially. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard R&B chart in April and was nominated for best rap songwriting at the 46th Grammy Awards but lost to Eminem's Lose Yourself.[1] "Excuse Me Miss"' popularity led to it appearing on the United States version of Now That's What I Call Music!, the United Kingdom version of Now That's What I Call Music! 55. The music video for the single was released in early February 2003.

The sequel to "Excuse Me Miss" was "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)" with a noticeably darker beat and lyrics and was also produced by The Neptunes. The song was later was re-released with "Stop" as a single for 2003's The Blueprint 2.1

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in New York and New Jersey in January 2003 and was directed by Little X and produced by Ericka Danko.[2] It stars Jay-Z and Jeannette Chaves. In the storyline, the two end up in an elevator alone and catch each other's eye. Jay-Z then has a premonition of their relationship and entertaining her with his lavish lifestyle. At the end of the video, Jay-Z approaches her. Chaves won Sexiest Video Vixen at the inaugural Vibe Awards.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl cover of "Excuse Me Miss"
United Kingdom cover of "Excuse Me Miss"

Excuse Me Miss – United States CD, vinyl 12

  1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Radio)(4:18)
  2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (Explicit) (4:41)
  3. A3 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental)(4:40)
  4. B1 The Bounce (Clean) (featuring Kanye West) (4:18)
  5. B2 F**k All Nite – Album Version (Clean) (4:19)

Excuse Me Miss / The Bounce – United States 12 '' vinyl

  1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Radio)
  2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (LP Version)
  3. A3 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental)
  4. B1 The Bounce (Radio) (featuring Kanye West)
  5. B2 The Bounce (LP Version) (featuring Kanye West)
  6. B3 The Bounce (Instrumental) (featuring Kanye West)

Excuse Me Miss – United Kingdom CD single

  1. "Excuse Me Miss" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" (Live)

Excuse Me Miss – United Kingdom 12 vinyl

  1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Album Version – Explicit) (4:41)
  2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental) (4:40)
  3. B Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love) (Live At Wembley, London) (2:51)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 2
UK Singles Chart 17
ARIA Charts 38
Canadian Singles Chart 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conniff, Tamara (2003-12-03). "46th Grammys: Rap on a roll as 4 artists get 6 noms". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-07-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ MTV Staff (2002-01-22). "For The Record: Quick News On 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Lil' Kim, Swizz Beatz, Reel Big Fish, Dismemberment Plan & More". MTV. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ Moss, Corey (2003-11-23). "50 Cent Wins Big — And Shows Up — At Vibe Awards". MTV. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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Preceded by
"In da Club" by 50 Cent
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
April 19, 2003
Succeeded by
"Get Busy" by Sean Paul