Show Me What You Got
|"Show Me What You Got"|
|Single by Jay-Z|
|from the album Kingdom Come|
|Released||October 30, 2006|
|Format||CD single, Digital download, 12" single|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop, funk|
|Label||Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam|
|Writer(s)||S. Carter, J. Smith, J. Boxley, C. Ridenhour, E. Sadler, M. McEwan, J. Pate|
|Jay-Z singles chronology|
The song samples "Show 'Em Whatcha Got" by Public Enemy. The saxophone loop heard prominently throughout the track is sampled from "Darkest Light" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band and from Johnny Pate's "Shaft In Africa". The same saxophone loop had also featured in Wreckx-n-Effect's 1992 song "Rump Shaker". The voice sample yelling "Show 'em whatcha got" is Flava Flav's from the aforementioned Public Enemy track. In addition to the samples, live instrumentation was performed on the track by a collective of artists known as 1500 or Nothin'.
It was leaked onto the Internet October 6, 2006, and as a result released officially by Roc-A-Fella Records. The single was released in the UK on December 4, 2006. The single debuted at number 20 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart which is one of 2006's biggest debuts on that chart. The Billboard Hot 100 chart took the song in at number 90 in its first week, and the song has since peaked at #8.
- Scenes of a car race in Monaco - GoldenEye
- Scenes of a boat chase - The World Is Not Enough
- Scene of party in a large cave - You Only Live Twice
- Scene of a high stakes card game with Jarah Mariano - Casino Royale
The music video features Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. racing a Pagani Zonda Roadster and a Ferrari F430 Spider, respectively, around Monaco, with some of the turns being the same ones used for the Monaco Grand Prix. The video was featured during the Lexus Halftime Show during Monday Night Football on ESPN.
The video also introduced the champagne brand Armand de Brignac ("Ace of Spades"), and signaled a shift in Jay-Z's champagne tastes; Jay-Z had previously featured Cristal in his videos, but had recently started to boycott this brand, switching to Armand de Brignac with this video. The video features Jay-Z being offered a bottle of Cristal, which he sends back, and the waiter returns instead with a distinctive gold bottle in a silver briefcase. On release of the video, the champagne had not yet been introduced to the market, but two days after the release of the video, Cattier (the producer, trading as Armand de Brignac) issued a press release identifying themselves as the brand in question, and subsequently gained popularity.
A second version similar to the official video was made as a Budweiser commercial.
The video's theme of Jay-Z being "James Bond" was later used in an advertisement by Budweiser. In it, Jay-Z competes in a holographic football video game against Hall of Fame coach Don Shula. This commercial is an homage to Never Say Never Again (an unauthorised James Bond film), where Bond went head-to-head against Maximillian Largo in a video game at the Casino Royale. The ad debuted during Super Bowl XLI
Although no official remix has been made, several "Show Me What You Got" versions have been released by many artists.
- Lil Wayne has released a version of the track, which can easily be mistaken as a diss track against Jay-Z himself.
- Brooklyn rapper AZ has released a version of the track.
- A remix featuring a new beat and vocals was made by CHOPS and has received radio airplay.
- Clinton Sparks ( Diddy's official DJ ), has also released a remix with a verse from Diddy. The remix can be downloaded from Clinton Spark's official website.
- "We Gon' Make It", song 2 (produced by K-Def) from the "Press Play" also uses the main sample in very much the same way over the chorus, and could therefore be mistaken as a version or remix of the Just Blaze produced track.
- The Game has a remix of this song, in which he disses Lloyd Banks.
- Chamillionaire has released a remix of this song on his mixtape Mixtape Messiah 2.
- Young Dayton rapper "Jola" released his own remix, entitled "All U Got."
- Southern Miami rapper Trina has her own version which can be heard on her Rockstarr Mixtape
- R&B singer Amerie has also contributed her own version which can be heard on her Because I Love It Vol. 1 Mixtape.
- Erlangen's Eins A released a Version of the track called "Meister aller Klassen" on their Mixtape "Wenn der Kuchen spricht, haben die Kruemel Pause".
- Sniper released his own version of the track on his mixtape "The Scope's On You Vol. 1" hosted by DJ Green Lantern.
- Trey Songz has also released a version of the track but has not been noted on Wikipedia's Trey Songz discography
- Chicago indie rapper "R.O.E." gained national notoriety for his remix featured on his mixtape "PostPartum Stardom"
UK - CD
- "Show Me What You Got"
- "Can't Knock The Hustle" (featuring Beyoncé)
UK - Vinyl
- "Show Me What You Got" (edited)
- "Show Me What You Got" (explicit)
- "Show Me What You Got" (instrumental)
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||79|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||8|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||4|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||13|
|UK Singles Chart||38|
|Canadian Singles Chart||31|
|Finnish Singles Chart||5|
|Italian Singles Chart||42|
|Swedish Singles Chart||35|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||38|
- "Is the champagne in the Jay-z video for real? It's complicated.", Bloomberg Businessweek, Brand New Day, Burt Helm, October 25, 2006
- "Ace of Spades is the new Cristal", dramawired, October 20, 2006
- Keller, Greg, The Wall Street Journal (November 8, 2006). French Bubbly Garners Hip-Hop Cred
- "Jay-Z's - Show Me What You Got: Chart Positions". Retrieved November 17, 2006.
-  ARIA Report 881. Retrieved 2013-08-04
- Roc-A-Fella News
- Jay-Z "Show Me What You Got" (Produced by Just Blaze) - XXL
- Jay-Z Sets Date For 'Kingdom' As Single Blows Up - Billboard.com
- Jay-Z launches Cristal bubbly boycott - MSNBC