Front Back

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"Front Back"
Promotional single by T.I. featuring UGK from the album King
Released November 4, 2005 (U.S.)
Recorded 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:42
Label Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Writer Chad Butler, Bernard Freeman, Harris, O'Shea Jackson, The Meters, Freddie Southwell, Eric Wright, Andre Young
Producer Mannie Fresh
King track listing
"King Back"
(01)
"Front Back"
(02)
"What You Know"
(03)
Music video
"Front Back" on YouTube

"Front Back" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., taken from his fourth studio album King (2006). The song was produced by Mannie Fresh, who also shares co-writing credits alongside Pimp C, Bun B, T.I., Ice Cube, The Meters, Freddie Southwell, Eazy-E and Dr. Dre. The song, which features Southern hip hop duo UGK, samples and embodies portions of the duo's 1994 single "Front, Back, Side to Side", from their second album Super Tight.[1] The song was featured in the trailer for the 2006 film ATL, starring T.I..[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Dr. Teeth, was filmed in Houston, Texas, in October 2005. T.I. was representing his hometown, Bankhead, while UGK was representing for Port Arthur. At the beginning, T.I. was driving down a highway in a c. 1960s Impala. The next scene took place in a barber shop and T.I. was getting his hair cut. Slim Thug was there getting his shoes polished by a little boy. Lil Keke and Big Kuntry King also appeared in the scene.The following scene, T.I. and Young Dro visit TV Johnny, to buy jewelry such as grills. After that scene, Bun B raps his verse, and he appears in a shoe store looking for shoes. Finally, Pimp C raps his verse at a car show. At the end is T.I. is doing the "shoulder lean"; this is the first time T.I. introduced the dance to a mainstream audience.

The video contains cameo appearances by Big Kuntry King, Slim Thug, DJ Drama, Young Dro, Lil Keke, TV Johnny and P$C. DJ Drama can be heard throughout the whole video, while not on the audio version.[2][3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[4] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'King' Of Rap". Billboard. March 26, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  2. ^ T.I. - 'Front Back' - VideoYoutubeAtlantic Records official. Accessed October 21, 2008
  3. ^ T.I. - 'Front Back' - VideoMTV. Accessed October 21, 2008
  4. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales

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