Slow Jamz

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"Slow Jamz"
Single by Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
from the album Kamikaze and The College Dropout
B-side "Badunkadunk"
Released October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
Format 12" maxi single
Recorded April 2002-Summer 2002
Genre Hip hop
East Coast hip hop
R&B
Length 3:32 (Kamikaze version)
5:15 (The College Dropout version)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) C.C. Mitchell
Kanye West
Burt Bacharach
Hal David
Producer(s) Kanye West
Twista singles chronology
"Get It Wet"
(1997)
"Slow Jamz"
(2003)
"Overnight Celebrity"
(2004)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Through the Wire"
(2003)
"Slow Jamz"
(2003)
"All Falls Down"
(2004)
Jamie Foxx singles chronology
"Experiment"
(1994)
"Slow Jamz"
(2003)
"Gold Digger"
(2005)

"Slow Jamz" is a single by American rapper Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx. It was released in late 2003 as the lead single from his album Kamikaze and from Kanye West's debut album The College Dropout. The song peaked at number one in the USA for a week on February 10, 2004 becoming Twista's, West's and Foxx's first number one single. The Kanye West version includes an intro and two extra verses by Jamie Foxx, and excludes the original outro by Twista. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Q magazine listed it as the nineteenth greatest hip-hop song of all time.[1]

Song information[edit]

"Slow Jamz" (featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx) is inspired by the classic smooth soul artists and slow jam songs featuring a sample of "A House is Not a Home" performed by Luther Vandross.

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The song is a tribute to classic smooth soul artists and slow jam songs. Kanye West is the song's producer and supplies the first verse, Twista gives the second verse and the outro, and actor/singer Jamie Foxx sings the chorus. The song's hook – "Are you gonna be, are you gonna be, are you gonna be, well well well well" – is taken from Luther Vandross's version of "A House Is Not a Home."

Twista's first verse is given a memorable introduction with innuendo from West and former Talk Soup host Aisha Tyler:

Tyler: Now Kanye, I know I told you to slow it down, it's good, it's all good, it's beautiful. But now I need you to do it faster baby, can you please, do it faster baby, do it faster!
West: Damn, baby; I can't do it that fast...but I know somebody who can. Twista!

Music video[edit]

The video shows a party; at first we see Jamie Foxx buying records for the party then it goes to the party where Kanye West and Twista are. It includes cameo appearances by Consequence, John Legend, Aisha Tyler, Mike Epps, and Common.

Track listing[edit]

A-side[edit]

  1. "Slow Jamz" (Explicit) (4:06)
  2. "Slow Jamz" (Edited) (3:34)
  3. "Slow Jamz" (Instrumental) (3:33)

B-side[edit]

  1. "Badunkadunk" (Explicit) (4:16)
  2. "Badunkadunk" (Edited) (4:16)
  3. "Badunkadunk" (Instrumental) (4:15)

Remixes[edit]

  1. "Slow Jamz" (DJ Drama Remix) [Featuring T.I., Kanye West, & Jamie Foxx]
  2. "Slow Jamz" (ColliPark Remix) (Featuring Mr. Collipark & Jamie Foxx) (Official Remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003-2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 26
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 4
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 30
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 14
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 9
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1

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