White Tee

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"White Tee"
Single by Dem Franchize Boyz
from the album Dem Franchize Boyz
Released August 10, 2004 (U.S.)
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded May 1, 2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:38
Label So So Def, Universal
Writer(s) M. Gleaton, G. Tiller, J. Willingham
Dem Franchize Boyz singles chronology
- "White Tee"
(2004)
"I Think They Like Me"
(Remix)
(2005)

"White Tee" is a 2004 song by Dem Franchize Boyz, which appeared on their debut album Dem Franchize Boyz, released on So So Def Records and Universal Records.

Controversy[edit]

An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which mentions the song, and the fashion statement, stated that after the release of the song, many clubs and school began to ban the use of white t-shirts on the basis that the shirts were associated with gangs.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video for the song begins with a faux news report by "Robert Watson" from Atlanta, who is holding a microphone with "DFB" on it. He is talking about waiting from a call from the governor, when his phone rings. He then tells the camera that he "just saved a bunch of money on wardrobe by switching to White Tee's", in reference to Geico commercials.[citation needed] The video then progresses into the song, where everyone is shown wearing white t-shirts as they perform numerous activities such as riding "quads", dancing on cars, skateboarding and riding bikes.[2]

Remix[edit]

The official remix features So So Def labelmates Jermaine Dupri & The Kid Slim, the remix is the last track (hidden track) off the group's next album, On Top of Our Game.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 79
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 25
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moustafa Ayad (August 7, 2006) White T-shirt is fashion necessity with a bad rep Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Accessed December 10, 2008.
  2. ^ (August 18, 2004) MTV MUSIC - Dem Franchize Boyz - White Tee MTV.com Accessed December 10, 2008.
  3. ^ Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Dem Franchize Boyz

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