"I Missed the Bus" was the third single from Totally Krossed Out, following Jump and Warm It Up, both of which made it to #1 on the BillboardHot Rap Singles chart. Though the single was not as successful as the group's previous two, "I Missed the Bus" managed to make it to #14 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and #63 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written and produced by Jermaine Dupri.
The song's music video, which received heavy play on MTV and BET, employs satirical horror movie imagery to illustrate the anxiety of missing the bus and being late for school. The bus driver is depicted as a dancing zombie with rotting, mottled flesh. A female school teacher appears as a bizarre creature with compound eyes, reminiscent of the protagonist of The Fly films, while her students are catatonic, nodding drones, covered in cobwebs and hypnotized by her powers. Dupri appears as a magistrate in a judicial wig, convicting the tardy duo in a kangaroo court, pounding a gavel and occasionally scratching turntables.