Baby (LL Cool J song)

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"Baby"
LL Baby.jpg
Single by LL Cool J featuring The-Dream
from the album Exit 13
Released July 22, 2008 (2008-07-22)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:07
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) James Smith, Curtis Jackson III, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart
Producer(s) Tricky Stewart
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Cry"
(2008)
"Baby"
(2008)
The-Dream singles chronology
"Please Excuse My Hands"
(2008)
"Baby"
(2008)
"Cookie Jar"
(2008)

"Baby" is the second single from rapper LL Cool J's 13th album Exit 13.[1] It features The-Dream, who co-wrote the song with 50 Cent, while Tricky Stewart produced it.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Benny Boom, premiered on FNMTV on July 11, 2008.[3] In the video, they are at a party. LL spots a girl, and throughout the video, it shows him and the girl in a car and a store. They stand back to back during The-Dream's verse.

Responses and samples[edit]

Rapper Chamillionaire released a skit entitled "Not Your Baby". His song "Answer Machine 3", on his Mixtape Messiah 4 album, sampled "Baby"'s instrumental.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 52
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 22
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[6] 10
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[7] 75
UK Singles Chart 56[8]

Release[edit]

iTunes started a type of Countdown to Exit 13. The first release was Baby featuring The-Dream and the second release was the rock remix of "Baby" featuring Richie Sambora.

Rock Remix[edit]

The rock remix of "Baby" featuring Richie Sambora is the official remix of the song, and the remix is in the album as the 8th track.

The song was released on August 19, 2008 as an 'exclusive single' on iTunes. The cover is slightly different than the Baby single, because it was a darker look.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New LL Cool J Track "Baby"
  2. ^ LL Cool J ft. The-Dream - Baby - Listen Now
  3. ^ TV Listings
  4. ^ The Billboard Hot 100 - Baby - LL Cool J Featuring The-Dream Billboard. Accessed August 16, 2008.
  5. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Baby - LL Cool J Featuring The-Dream Billboard. Accessed August 16, 2008.
  6. ^ Hot Rap Tracks - Baby - LL Cool J Featuring The-Dream Billboard. Accessed August 16, 2008.
  7. ^ Pop 100 - Baby - LL Cool J Featuring The-Dream Billboard. Accessed August 16, 2008.
  8. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart for the week ending 30 August 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (366): 1–4. 

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