Belly Dancer (Kardinal Offishall song)

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"Belly Dancer"
Single by Kardinal Offishall featuring Pharrell Williams
B-side "Sick!"
Released March 25, 2003
Format 12" single, CD single, digital download
Recorded 2002
Genre Canadian hip hop, dancehall
Length 3:34
Label MCA Records
Writer(s) J. Harrow, P. Williams, C. Hugo
Producer(s) The Neptunes
Kardinal Offishall singles chronology
"Ol' Time Killin'"
(2001)
"Belly Dancer"
(2003)
"Sick!"
(2003)
Pharrell Williams singles chronology
"Excuse Me Miss"
(2003)
"Belly Dancer"
(2003)
"Frontin'"
(2003)

"Belly Dancer" is a hip-hop song by Kardinal Offishall featuring Pharrell Williams. Produced by The Neptunes, the single was released on March 25, 2003.[1] It was originally the first single from his unreleased album, Firestarter Vol. 2: The F-Word Theory.[2]

Background[edit]

The song was inspired by Naomi Campbell, who was in the studio while the song was recorded.[2][3] The single briefly appeared on the Billboard charts, and a music video was shot by Little X on May 7, 2003 in Toronto.[4] However, the video remains unreleased, because Kardinal's label at the time, MCA Records, was absorbed into Geffen Records,[2] leaving the single without promotion.

In an interview, Kardinal stated that he does not like the song, and "it was the first thing I did that wasn't from the heart."[5]

Track listing[edit]

12" single[edit]

A-side

  1. "Belly Dancer" (Radio Edit) (featuring Pharrell Williams)
  2. "Belly Dancer" (Instrumental)

B-side

  1. "Belly Dancer" (Album) (featuring Pharrell Williams)
  2. "Sick!" (Album) (featuring Bounty Killer)
  3. "Sick!" (Instrumental)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[6] 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belly Dancer/Sick > Overview Allmusic. Accessed on November 30, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Kardinal Offishall - Man on Fire Exclaim!. Accessed on November 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Kardinall Offishall Interview (April 28, 2003) Newrealm.com. Accessed on November 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Toronto Raptor The FADER. Accessed on November 30, 2008.
  5. ^ Kardinal Offishall - Session Transcript Red Bull Music Academy. Accessed December 3, 2008.
  6. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard. Accessed on November 30, 2008.