Bling Bling (song)

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"Bling Bling"
Single by B.G. featuring Hot Boys and Big Tymers
from the album Chopper City in the Ghetto
Released August 31, 1999
Format CD single
12" single
Recorded 1998
Genre Hip hop, Southern rap
Length 5:12
Label Cash Money, Universal
Writer(s) Christopher Dorsey, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Virgil Tab, Jr., Byron Thomas, Bryan "Baby" Williams, Terius Gray
Producer(s) Mannie Fresh
B.G. singles chronology
"Cash Money Is An Army"


"Bling Bling"
Hennessy & XTC


Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Back That Thang Up"
"Bling Bling"
"Number One Stunna"

"Bling Bling" is a single by New Orleans rapper B.G., released as the first single from his fifth studio album Chopper City in the Ghetto. It features Hot Boys and Big Tymers. The song peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it B.G.'s most successful single to date. The unedited dirty album version features verses from, in order, Birdman, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and B.G.. Lil Wayne does the chorus, but does not have a verse. The clean and radio edited version features a verse from Lil Wayne in place of Turk, and Wayne still does the chorus, however some edits keep the Turk verse and mutes obsentitys while the other has Wayne verse with a mix of amended lyrics and muting obsentitys and another edit that backmasking profanity. The song helped give mainstream popularity to the hip-hop slang term "bling bling", a term denoting shiny jewelry, flashy, elaborate dress or decadent shows of wealth.

Critical reception[edit]

In 2013, Complex added the song in its list of nineteen great songs made by teenage rappers in the last 19 years. Complex editor Kyle Kramer said "Featuring carefree money boasts over a spry Mannie Fresh beat, the song still sounds relevant today in the Young Money era, proving the staying power of both diamonds and youth."[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 36
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 13


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