Blow the Whistle (song)

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"Blow the Whistle"
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Single by Too $hort
from the album Blow the Whistle
Released March 7, 2006
Format CD single
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 2:48
Label Up All Night/Jive
Songwriter(s) Too Short
Producer(s) Lil Jon
Too $hort singles chronology
"The Ghetto"
(1990)
"Blow the Whistle"
(2006)
"Bitch"
(2010)
"The Ghetto"
(1990)
"Blow the Whistle"
(2006)
"Bitch"
(2010)

"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[1] and is his most popular song as a solo artist as of 2017.

Sampling[edit]

Canadian rapper Drake samples the beat and pays homage to the intro lyrics in DJ Khaled's hit single For Free.[2]

Usage in media[edit]

During the 2008 NBA Playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards, Jay-Z made a freestyle to this called "Playoff",[3] responding to negative comments by DeShawn Stevenson on behalf of LeBron James.It was also featured on the soundtrack of NBA 2K13.[4] The song is considered a staple for American strip clubs.

References[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[1] 70
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[2] 21