24's

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"24's"
Single by T.I.
from the album Trap Muzik
Released April 15, 2003 (U.S.)
Format Digital download
Recorded July 2, 2002
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap, trap
Length 4:42
Label Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Writer(s) T.I.
Producer(s) DJ Toomp
T.I. singles chronology
"Never Scared"
(2003)
"24's"
(2003)
"Be Easy"
(2003)

"24's" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released April 15, 2003 as the lead single from his second studio album Trap Muzik (2003). The song peaked at #78 on Billboard Hot 100 in 2003 and became T.I.'s starting point to a successful career. It was also featured on the street racing game Need for Speed: Underground.

Music video[edit]

The music video was edited for television standards. The video took place in Atlanta, at a location which appears to be a parking lot or a condo with a large number of cars with 24-inch rims parked. At the beginning, comedian Lil Duval is presented in front of a car trying to talk to some girls. In another scene, T.I. is shown rapping and driving a Chevy with his now-deceased friend Philant Johnson, on the passenger side. At the end of the video, Duval and another comedian are shown in front of T.I.'s hotel room which is filled with women, who want to come in. Duval starts singing Jodeci's "Forever My Lady", then it shows T.I. hyping the crowd up. The video contains cameo appearances from DJ Toomp, Lil Duval, DJ Drama, The Game and Jazze Pha.

Remix[edit]

The official remix was released later in the year and features DJ Paul & Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, along with Big Kuntry King. This remix is also known as "Hypnotized 24's". During the summer, 50 Cent and Young Buck did one of their patented song jackings of T.I.'s "24's," on which they made up a new song using the same beat and the melody. The G-Unit duo named their track "44's and Calicos." T.I. himself later jacked "44's and Calicos" and adds new verses from P$C to go along with 50 and Buck. The song was titled "44's and Calicos II". "Jack my sh--, I don't care," T.I. says during the opening notes. "If you like it, I love it." Both remixes were included on the mixtape Gangsta Grillz Meets T.I. & P$C In da Streets (2003).[1]

Censorship[edit]

The uncensored hook goes: "Money, hoes, cars and clothes, that's how all my niggas roll / Blowing dro on 24's, that's all, all my niggas know". The censored hook goes: "Money rolls, cars and clothes, that's how all my partners know / Burning dro on 24's, that's all, all my my partners roll", and is much slower than the original uncensored version.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 78
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 27
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaheem Reid (September 29, 2003). "Mixtape Mondays: T.I. And The Pimp Squad Clique". MTV News. MTV. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.

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