|Single by Do or Die featuring Twista|
|from the album Picture This|
|Released||July 16, 1996|
|Format||Vinyl, Cassette, CD|
|Writer(s)||Do or Die|
|Producer||The Legendary Traxster|
|Do or Die chronology|
"Po Pimp" is the debut single by Do or Die, it served as the lead single from their debut album, Picture This. The song was produced by The Legendary Traxster and featured a guest verse from fellow Chicago rapper Twista and vocals from R&B singer Johnny P.
"Po Pimp" was originally released independently in the group's native Chicago. The song became a local hit and caught the attention of prominent Houston-based hip hop label Rap-a-Lot Records, who signed the trio to a record deal. Rap-a-Lot then released "Po Pimp" nationwide in the summer of 1996 and it quickly became a breakthrough hit for the trio. It peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 19 and also reached No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. By the end of 1996, "Po Pimp" had become one of the most popular and best selling singles of the year, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the single gold for sales of over 500,000 copies and it made it to Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1996 at No. 91.
This song, later, had 4 sequels: "Still Po Pimpin" from "Headz Or Tailz", "Sex Appeal" from "Back 2 Tha Game" and "Do U?" from "Pimpin Ain't Dead", the 4th sequel is on "Category F5" by Twista called "Yo Body"
Single track listing
- "Po Pimp" (Radio Version)- 3:57
- "Po Pimp" (Dirty Version)- 4:00
- "Promise"- 4:39
- "Promise" (Instrumental)- 4:39
|Billboard Hot 100||22|
|Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||15|
|Billboard Hot Rap Singles||1|
|Billboard Rhythmic Top 40||39|
|Year-End chart (1996)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||91|