I Miss You (Webbie song)

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"I Miss You"
Single by Webbie featuring LeToya Luckett
from the album Savage Life 2
Released March 10, 2008
Format 12" promo single, digital download
Recorded Trill Studios, Baton Rouge, LA; 2007
Genre R&B/hip hop
Length 3:48
Label Trill/Asylum
Writer(s) Webster Gradney
Lionel Richie
Lyrica Anderson
B. Rome
M. Roach
[1]
Producer(s) BJ
Webbie singles chronology
"Independent"
(2007)
"I Miss You"
(2008)
"Better Believe It"
(2008)
LeToya as a featured artist singles chronology
"Almost Made Ya"
(2007)
"I Miss You"
(2008)
"Love Rollercoster"
(2009)

"I Miss You" is a R&B/Hip hop song written by Webbie, Mouse and Mannie Fresh for Webbie's second studio album, Savage Life 2 (2008). The song samples Diana Ross' "Missing You", and features LeToya Luckett. It was originally going to feature singer Kelis, but she was replaced for unknown reasons. While the song is about Webbie being on the road and looking forward to returning home to his woman, it is dedicated to Houston rappers that recently have died, mainly for UGK member Pimp C. The song was leaked to the internet on February 5, 2008 and was officially released (for commercial purposes) on March 10, 2008.

Music video[edit]

The video was shot in Brooklyn, New York, and was directed by Edwin Decena, who also directed videos for artists such as Plies' "Shawty", Jaheim's "Never", Rich Boy's "Let's Get This Paper" and others.[2] Although Luckett is not physically present in the video (due to her being part of JD Lawernce's play Rumors), cameo appearances are made by Rick Ross and Lil Phat among others.

Controversy[edit]

Copyright controversy stirred around the internet questioning the legitimacy of "I Miss You" due to a similar song already out.[citation needed] The original song is entitled "Since You Been Away Remix" by underground rapper Infamy.[citation needed] Infamy's song was released in 2006, before Webbie's album was released.[citation needed] It was alleged that Lil Wayne, Plies and T-Pain were going to be on the remix, but they never appeared on the song.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "I Miss You (Radio Version)"
  2. "I Miss You (Remix Version)"

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 65.[citation needed]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry or song
  2. ^ "BOOKED: Webbie – Edwin Decena, director". VideoStatic. February 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-21.