Pass That Dutch

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"Pass That Dutch"
Single by Missy Elliott
from the album This Is Not a Test!
Released October 14, 2003
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded New York City; Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:43
Label Goldmind, Atlantic
Writer(s) Missy Elliott, Tim Mosley
Producer(s) Missy Elliott, Timbaland
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Cop That Shit"
(2003)
"Pass That Dutch"
(2003)
"Party to Damascus"
(2003)

"Pass That Dutch" is a song by American recording artist Missy Elliott. It was written and produced by Timbaland and Elliott for her fifth studio album This Is Not A Test! (2003) and contains samples of Santa Esmeralda's version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Magic Mountain" by War, and "Potholes in My Lawn" by De La Soul. Released as the album's lead single in October 2003, the song reached number 9 on Billboard's Rap Songs chart and number 27 on the Hot 100 . In addition, it peaked at number ten in United Kingdom and reached the top 20 in Finland and Norway.

The song was ranked first in MuchMusic's "Top 50 MuchVibe Videos of All Time" countdown and 291st on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 songs of the 2000s". "Pass That Dutch" was also featured in the movie, Mean Girls, but is not on the soundtrack.

Controversy[edit]

The song's use of the word "dutch" is in reference to the cigar used to roll blunts. The word was removed during its run on MTV, in which the song was aired as "Pass That D****". This edit has caused some controversy, due to this edit having never occurred on other music video network stations, such as VH1 or BET; as well as the fact that a Dutch Master, the cigar referred to in the title of the song, is not illegal.

Music video[edit]

The Dave Meyers directed video features Elliott on a farm, dancing under a UFO, on a stage as a beauty queen being cheered on by a crowd of Bratz dolls, in a car where one of the other passengers eats a man after he sets off the car alarm, and on the Empire State Building in a parody of King Kong. This is the second song where Elliott references Aaliyah, as her picture is on Elliott's desk in the beginning of the music video. The song also features the first verse and chorus of "Wake Up" alongside cameo appearances from former 106 & Park personality Free and Elliott's former protégé Lil' Brianna.

Formats and tracklisting[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 26
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 18
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 55
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 38
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 49
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 10
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 27
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13]
Scumfrog Remix
35
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 17
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 9

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