Blow the Whistle (song)
|"Blow the Whistle"|
|Single by Too $hort|
|from the album Blow the Whistle|
|Released||March 7, 2006|
|Label||Up All Night/Jive|
|Too $hort singles chronology|
"Blow the Whistle" is the first single from Oakland rapper Too $hort's 16th album Blow the Whistle. It is produced by Lil' Jon. The song features a refrain of the words "blow the whistle," followed by a series of whistle blasts. Despite not charting on the Billboard Hot 100, it is considered his signature song and is his most popular song as a solo artist as of 2017.
Usage in media
During the 2008 NBA Playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards, Jay-Z made a freestyle to this called "Playoff", responding to negative comments by DeShawn Stevenson on behalf of LeBron James.It was also featured on the soundtrack of NBA 2K13. The song is considered a staple for American strip clubs.
- Jay-Z Playoff Freestyle — Eighty81.com exclusive Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Jackson, Scoop (May 1, 2008), "LeBron versus DeShawn: More than words", ESPN.
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||70|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||21|