Jingalin

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"Jingalin"
Single by Ludacris
from the album Ludaversal
Released May 23, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:50
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Writer(s) Christopher Bridges, Nicholas Warwar, James Todd Smith, Dwayne Simon, Brian Latture
Producer(s) Da Internz
Ludacris singles chronology
"We in This Bitch"
(2012)
"Jingalin"
(2012)
"Representin"
(2012)

"Jingalin" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris, released May 23, 2012, as the lead single from his upcoming ninth studio album, Ludaversal. The track was produced by Da Internz. The song received mixed to positive reviews. The song failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but reached number sixty-three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Composition[edit]

"Jingalin" is lyrically about enjoying a "well endowed" woman jiggle and shake her large breasts and butt, as proven in the verse "Cuz them lips, hips, thighs, and even them double d's be jingalin." The song also samples LL Cool J's song "Jingling Baby". The song has been described as "snappy, sharp, and smart". Rick Florino of artistdirect.com described the song as "a natural evolution from the material on Battle of the Sexes" and "the perfect anthem to get asses shaking all summer and beyond.". It also features the catchy hook, "Jingalin/Jingalin/Jingalin, she jingalin."

Critical reception[edit]

"Jingalin" has received generally mixed reviews. Rick Florino of artistdirect.com gave the song 4.5 out of 5 stars saying "Ludacris once again knocks it out of the park on "Jingalin". The first single from his forthcoming album Ludaversal is snappy, sharp, and smart. Over slick and shaky beats, Ludacris drops hilarious rhymes like, "I'll bang out that headboard so much we'll make the bed ache" and "The way that booty propels it needs a helipad". Taking flight above the rest, his flow couldn't be more airtight, and his sense humor continues to be one of the best in the game. This is the perfect anthem to get asses shaking all summer and beyond. The track feels like a natural evolution from the material on Battle of the Sexes. So what's the sound of the game changing? Well, it sounds like "Jingalin" to us…"

DJ Booth gave the song a review of 2.1 stars out of 5 stars saying, "A 1990 single off LL Cool J‘s Walking With a Panther LP, the battle-rap master advised his competitor to set down the mic and dance like the female he is—hence the jingling earrings. More of a lover (or, at least, luster) than a fighter, Ludacris puts a more literal spin on the record’s theme on the lead single off his eighth LP, fixing his gaze on the Jingaling anatomy of a woman working the stripper pole at his favorite club. L.A. Posse, Cool James and Marley Marl‘s original boardwork gets a 2012 makeover courtesy of Da Internz, who supplement a tweaked version of the original sample (from the Rhythm Addicts’ Scorpio) with a fresh, syncopated percussion rhythm. While Mr. Bridges is too hypnotized by the bouncing booty to deliver much in the way of sophisticated lyricism (Representative sample: “You best come with your A-Game / Cause I’m longer than freight train.”) but he couches his lecherous bars in characteristically masterful flows. Time to weigh in: does this retro-freaky selection bode well for Ludaversal? Whatever your take, keep it locked to our front page for the latest on the yet-unscheduled set."

Music video[edit]

Background[edit]

The music video was released on July 29, 2012. On the set of the video, Ludacris said, "This is the craziest video of my career. “We’re just having fun, man,” said Ludacris. “This is a real party. It’s not like telling a whole bunch of people what to do. It’s not trying to make it seem like we’re having fun. We literally having fun. We wildin’ the f**k out.”<http://www.rap-up.com/2012/07/29/video-ludacris-jingalin/>

Synopsis[edit]

The video takes place in a huge house party setting. Its visuals were inspired by the 2012 American film Project X. During that time the Atlanta rapper gets into all sorts of mischief, such as refereeing a jello wrestling match, driving a car into a pool, and hanging out with Oompa Loompas. Ne-Yo and the track’s producers Da Internz are in the video as well.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[1] 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ludacris Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ludacris. Retrieved April 12, 2012.