Throw Some D's

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"Throw Some D's"
Single by Rich Boy featuring Polow da Don
from the album Rich Boy
Released August 15, 2006 (2006-08-15)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:23 (Album Version)
3:45 (Radio Edit)
Label Interscope
Writer(s) M. Richards, R. Crawford, Jamarcus Jones, R. Debarge, G. Williams, C. Gholson
Producer(s) Robert "Butta" Crawford, Polow da Don
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Rich Boy singles chronology
"I Wanna Fuck You"
(2006)
"Throw Some D's"
(2007)
"Boy Looka Here"
(2008)
Music video
"Throw Some D's on YouTube

"Throw Some D's" is the first single from the self-titled album of rap artist Rich Boy, and his most commercially successful song to date. The single was produced by Butta and Polow da Don (who has a featured credit in the song). The song contains samples from the 1979 song "I Call Your Name" by the R&B group Switch. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA.[1]

The song depicts a poor black neighborhood, similar to Baltimore or Watts, in which a black gentleman sells crack cocaine and he uses the money to purchase car parts such as hydraulic suspension and other expensive accessories. The song then goes on to describe social interactions such as fights, unwanted attention from ladies, and general commotion that are generated after a black man becomes successful in a neighborhood.

The music video was released in October 2006 and was in heavy rotation on BET and MTV, with a cameo made by Keri Hilson. The song was number 37 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[2]

Remixes[edit]

  • The official remix was produced by Lil' Jon and it features André 3000, Jim Jones, Nelly, Murphy Lee, and The Game, it is the last track of the album.
  • A rock remix to the original version was produced by Travis Barker.
  • There is also another remix that features Rick Ross, The Game, Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana.
  • Chicago Rap Artist Jake D! released a remix in 2006 called "Throe Sum Cheez" which on MTV's Rob & Big was used by Christopher "Big Black" Boykin in the "Mississippi" Episode.
  • G-Unit member Lloyd Banks released a song called "On My Hip" which also uses the beat of "Throw Some D's".
  • Kanye West released a remix of the song, with the term "D's" referring to breast augmentation surgery as opposed to Dayton/DUB Rims. West also released a music video to accompany the song.
  • Papoose released a song called "Got My Ratchet Back" to the beat of "Throw Some D's".
  • Lil Wayne released a song called "Put Some Keys On That" off his mixtape Da Drought 3.
  • Hell Rell released a song called "Throw Some Keys" to the beat of "Throw Some D's".
  • OCDJ made a remix of "Throw some D's" called "Pls Stp Th Hstl - Pt 1" in around or before 2007.[3]
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'Em sampled the vocals from "Throw Some D's" in his song "Report Card" off his debut studio album Souljaboytellem.com.
  • Expensive Taste in collaboration with DJ Skee released a song called "Them OG's" also known as "Them Are G's On That Bitch" to the beat of "Throw Some D's".
  • Charles Hamilton released a remix called "Throw Some Pink".
  • Sampled on Girl Talk's 2008 album, Feed the Animals on the track "Shut The Club Down".
  • DJ Whoo Kid and Young Buck released a remix to the beat of "Throw Some D's" called "Blow Some Weed" on the mixtape entitled G-Unit Radio 24: The Clean Up Man.
  • A-Trak included a remix on his Dirty South Dance release.
  • LA beatmaker Samiyam, played an unreleased and unofficial remix at his liveshows.
  • Electronic pop group Teengirl Fantasy sampled vocals from "Throw Some D's" in their song "Portofino", which appeared as a bonus track on their album 7AM.
  • Underground trap music artist VESTIGE remixed "Throw Some D's" and released it on Soundcloud.

Chart performance[edit]

The single charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 6 in March 2007. The track saw greater success within the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Tracks charts, peaking at number 3 and 2 respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAA Certifications Rich Boy". 
  2. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2007". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. December 11, 2007. Archived from the original on December 15, 2007. Retrieved December 21, 2007. 
  3. ^ ""Pls Stp Th Hstl - Pt 1" by OCDJ". YouTube. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rich Boy feat. Polow Da Don: Throw Some D's" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rich Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Rich Boy. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rich Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Rich Boy. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  7. ^ "Rich Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Rich Boy. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "2007 Year End Charts – Hot 100 Songs". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "2007 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2007 Year End Charts – Rap Songs". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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