Hovi Baby

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"Hovi Baby"
Single by Jay-Z
from the album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
Released November 2002
Format 12"
Recorded April 25, 2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:21
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) S. Carter/ J. Smith/ K. Edmonds
Producer(s) Just Blaze
Jay-Z singles chronology
'03 Bonnie & Clyde
Hovi Baby
Excuse Me Miss

"Hovi Baby" is a song by Jay-Z from his album The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse, released in 2002. The song is produced by Just Blaze and contains a sample of the live version of "Diggin' on You" by TLC.

The song is mainly Jay-Z boasting of his success in rap. At one point he hints that only 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. might be considered as good:

No music video was made for "Hovi Baby", but the song was used in a Reebok ad, with the lyrics slightly altered.

The B-side of the single features a track also produced by Just Blaze, "U Don't Know (Remix)", featuring M.O.P..

Single Tracklists[edit]


  1. Hovi Baby (Radio)
  2. Hovi Baby (LP Version)
  3. Hovi Baby (Instrumental)


  1. U Don't Know (Remix) feat. M.O.P. (Radio)
  2. U Don't Know (remix) feat. M.O.P. (LP Version)
  3. U Don't Know (remix) feat. M.O.P. (Instrumental)

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