Ridin'

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This article is about the Chamillionaire single. For the Mýa song, see Ridin' (Mýa song). For the UGK album, see Ridin' Dirty.
"Ridin'"
Single by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone
from the album The Sound of Revenge
Released January 12, 2006
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 5:02
Label Universal, Chamillitary, G-Unit
Writer(s) Hakeem Seriki, Juan Salinas, Oscar Salinas, Anthony Henderson
Producer(s) Play-N-Skillz
Certification 4x Platinum (RIAA)
Chamillionaire singles chronology
"Turn It Up"
(2005)
"Ridin'"
(2006)
"Get Up"
(2006)
Krayzie Bone singles chronology
"Get'chu Twisted"
(2005)
"Ridin'"
(2006)
"Spit Your Game"
(2007)
"Ridin'", from the Chamillionaires debut solo album Sound of Revenge.

"Ridin'" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Chamillionaire, released as the lead single from his debut studio album The Sound of Revenge (2005). The song, produced by Play-N-Skillz, features a guest appearance from fellow American rapper Krayzie Bone, of Bone Thugs n Harmony. Its title is often incorrectly assumed to be "Ridin' Dirty", due to the chorus. The lyrics concern racial profiling and police brutality, as well as the stereotyping of African-Americans driving a vehicle with drugs or other contraband on the inside ("Riding dirty").

Music video[edit]

The music video attempts to create a sense of the police abusing their powers, though the Chamillionaire does admit to various crimes of that nature, including driving under the influence and prostitution. He juxtaposes police actions with wrestling scenes to show how the police allegedly treat suspects. The music video, filmed in Dallas, Texas, features cameo appearances from Tom Lister Jr., Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Play-N-Skillz, Chingo Bling, OG Ron C, Big Tuck, and Chamillionaire's younger brother Rasaq.

Reception[edit]

The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. for two weeks and peaked at number two in the United Kingdom, behind Shakira when it was released. "Ridin'" was awarded Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also nominated for Best Rap Song. It was awarded the last Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, which was awarded in 2006. The song ranked number three on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of 2006". It was the best selling ringtone in 2006, with 3.2 million sales, certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history.[citation needed] "Ridin'" appeared at #6 on BET's "Top 100 Music Videos Of 2006"

  • The chorus, specifically "They see me rollin', they hatin'", has become an internet meme in image macros.

Chart performance[edit]

"Ridin'" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 88 the week of February 25, 2006.[1] Eight weeks later, it moved eight spots from number 12 to number 4 the week of April 29, 2006[2] and stayed there for two weeks.[3] It peaked at number one and stayed there for two weeks. This gave both artists there first Hot 100 number-one hit in there career. It stayed on the chart for thirty-one weeks.[4]

Later adaptation[edit]

On July 17, 2006, Chamillionaire announced via bulletin on his official MySpace page that American parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded a parody of "Ridin'" for his new album Straight Outta Lynwood (released on September 26, 2006). The parody, called "White & Nerdy" also featured a music video and was released as the lead single from the album. On YouTube, the music video of "White and Nerdy" surpassed "Ridin'" in popularity receiving over 50 million more views than the original.[5][6] Chamillionaire stated in an interview that he enjoyed the parody of the song written by Yankovic, and was surprised by Yankovic's rapping ability.[7]

Track listing[edit]

UK 12"[8]
  1. "Ridin'" (Album Version)
  2. "Ridin'" (UK Remix) (featuring Sway)
  3. "Ridin'" (Instrumental)
UK CD[9]
  1. "Ridin'" (Radio Edit) – 3:45
  2. "Ridin'" (Album Version) – 5:03
UK CD - Enhanced[10]
  1. "Ridin'" (Album Version)
  2. "Think I'm Crazy"
  3. "Ridin'" (UK Remix) (featuring Sway)
  4. "Ridin'" (Instrumental)
  5. "Ridin'" (Video)
US CD - Maxi-Single (Promo)[11]
  1. "Ridin'" (Radio Edit) (featuring Krayzie Bone) – 4:07
  2. "Ridin'" (Main) (featuring Krayzie Bone) – 5:06
  3. "Ridin'" (Instrumental) – 4:58

Remixes and parodies[edit]

The remixes feature the following artists:

  • Houston Remix (official) – UGK
  • NYC Remix (official) – Papoose and Jae Millz
  • West Coast Remix (official) – The Game and DJ Quik
  • "Ridin' Overseas" (official) – Akon
  • "Ridin'" Remix (unofficial) – Trae and Krayzie Bone
  • "Ridin'" UK Remix (official) – Sway
  • "Ridin'" NZ Remix (official) – Tyree
  • "Ridin'" DJay.Jonny.Young Remix (official) – Papoose

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States January 12, 2006
United Kingdom September 14, 2006

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 24
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 13
France (SNEP)[14] 40
Germany (Media Control Charts)[15] 8
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 7
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 3
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[24] 2
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[25] 3
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[26] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[27] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hope, Clover (February 23, 2006). "No Budging Beyoncé From Hot 100 No. 1". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hope, Clover (April 27, 2006). "Charts: Powter Stays Hot, Bon Jovi Scores With Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hope, Clover (May 11, 2006). "Rihanna Stays Strong On Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone - Ridin'". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ MTVNews.com story
  8. ^ "Chamillionaire Feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin' (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chamillionaire Feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin' (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Chamillionaire Feat. Krayzie Bone - Ridin' (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone - Ridin'". Discogs. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin'". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  13. ^ "Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin' – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin'" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  15. ^ "Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin'". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  16. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin'". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin'". Singles Top 60. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  19. ^ "Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone – Ridin' – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Chamillionaire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Chamillionaire. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  22. ^ "Chamillionaire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chamillionaire. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  23. ^ "Chamillionaire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Chamillionaire. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  24. ^ "Chamillionaire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Chamillionaire. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  25. ^ "The Sound of Revenge - Chamillionaire". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Chamillionaire Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Chamillionaire. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  27. ^ "American single certifications – Chamillionaire – Ridin'". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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