Pimp Juice

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"Pimp Juice"
Single by Nelly
from the album Nellyville
B-side Ride Wit Me
Released April 1, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop, R&B, G-Funk
Length 4:52
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Nelly
Producer(s) Nelly
Nelly singles chronology
"Work It"
(2003)
"Pimp Juice"
(2003)
"Shake Ya Tailfeather"
(2003)

"Pimp Juice" was the fourth United States & Canada single by the rapper Nelly, released in 2003, from the 2002 album Nellyville. This song did not achieve the commercial success of his hits "Hot in Herre", "Dilemma", and "Air Force Ones", but was still bigger than "Work It"; it topped out at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] This song samples UGK's song Wood Wheel from their album Dirty Money. In the song it is stated that women only want him for his "pimp juice", which he needs to let loose. The song was featured in VH1's "40 Most Awesomely bad songs ever at #30.[2]

Controversy[edit]

The song received backlash for its apparent glorification of prostitution. In 2004, students at Spelman College, the historically Black women's college in Atlanta, protested Nelly's bone-marrow drive—which he had started after discovering his sister had been diagnosed with leukemia.[3]

Remix[edit]

The official remix features Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers and The Feed's David Grelle on keyboard, and the song is on Nelly's remix album, Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention. It contains a sample of "Curtains" by The Jeff Lorber Fusion.

Track listing[edit]

US Vinyl, 12"[4]

  • A1 Pimp Juice (Clean Album Version) 4:52
  • A2 Pimp Juice (Dirty Album Version) 4:52
  • A3 Pimp Juice (Instrumental) 4:52
  • B1 Pimp Juice (Clean Album Version) 4:52
  • B2 Pimp Juice (Dirty Album Version) 4:52
  • B3 Pimp Juice (Instrumental) 4:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nelly - Billboard Legacy", Billboard.com., accessed September 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever". Accessed September 19, 2011.
  3. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (2003-09-10). "Nelly's Pimp Juice Threatened By Anti-Pimp Campaign". MTV News. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Nelly – Pimp Juice". Discogs. Retrieved July 8, 2012.

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