Excuse Me Miss

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"Excuse Me Miss"
Excuse Me Miss.jpg
Single by Jay-Z featuring Pharrell Williams
from the album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2003
FormatCD single
RecordedJune 2002
StudioBaseline Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
GenreHip hop
Length4:41 (album version)
3:58 (radio edit)
Producer(s)The Neptunes
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Hovi Baby"
"Excuse Me Miss"
"Crazy in Love"
Pharrell singles chronology
"Excuse Me Miss"
"Belly Dancer"

"Excuse Me Miss" is a song written and performed by American rapper Jay-Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002). It was also co-written and produced by The Neptunes, whose Pharrell Williams sings the hook in falsetto voice (uncredited). The lyrics refer to love at first sight. It contains a more mature sound in comparison of his previous songs about women such as "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)". The song samples both the 2001 hit, "Take You Out" by Luther Vandross as well as "Big Poppa" by the Notorious B.I.G..

"Excuse Me Miss" was the third and final single from The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse and was successful commercially. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard R&B chart in April and was nominated for best rap songwriting at the 46th Grammy Awards but lost to Eminem's Lose Yourself.[1] The music video for the single was released in early February 2003.

The sequel to "Excuse Me Miss" was "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)" with a noticeably darker beat and lyrics and was also produced by The Neptunes. The song was later was re-released with "Stop" as a single for 2003's The Blueprint 2.1

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in New York and New Jersey in January 2003 and was directed by Little X and produced by Ericka Danko.[2] It stars Jay-Z and Jeannette Chaves. The video also features cameo appearances from State Property, who appears in the scenes at the nightclub with Jay-Z, and DJ Clue?, who is seen on the dancefloor. In the storyline, the two end up in an elevator alone and catch each other's eye. Jay-Z then has a premonition of their relationship and entertaining her with his lavish lifestyle. At the end of the video, Jay-Z approaches her. Chaves won Sexiest Video Vixen at the inaugural Vibe Awards.[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Vinyl cover of "Excuse Me Miss"
United Kingdom cover of "Excuse Me Miss"

Excuse Me Miss – United States CD, vinyl 12

  1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Radio)(4:18)
  2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (Explicit) (4:41)
  3. A3 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental)(4:40)
  4. B1 The Bounce (Clean) (featuring Kanye West) (4:18)
  5. B2 F**k All Nite – Album Version (Clean) (4:19)

Excuse Me Miss / The Bounce – United States 12 '' vinyl

  1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Radio)
  2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (LP Version)
  3. A3 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental)
  4. B1 The Bounce (Radio) (featuring Kanye West)
  5. B2 The Bounce (LP Version) (featuring Kanye West)
  6. B3 The Bounce (Instrumental) (featuring Kanye West)

Excuse Me Miss – United Kingdom CD single

  1. "Excuse Me Miss" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" (Live)

Excuse Me Miss – United Kingdom 12 vinyl

  1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Album Version – Explicit) (4:41)
  2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental) (4:40)
  3. B Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love) (Live At Wembley, London) (2:51)


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 2
UK Singles Chart 17
ARIA Charts 38
Canadian Singles Chart 8


"Excuse Me Miss (Remix)"
Song by Jay-Z featuring Kanye West
from the album Freshmen Adjustment 2
ReleasedApril 17, 2006
GenreHip hop
Producer(s)The Neptunes

A remix of the song was released featuring Kanye West, which ended up on West's 2006 mixtape Freshmen Adjustment 2.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Conniff, Tamara (2003-12-03). "46th Grammys: Rap on a roll as 4 artists get 6 noms". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-07-24.[dead link]
  2. ^ MTV Staff (2002-01-22). "For The Record: Quick News On 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Lil' Kim, Swizz Beatz, Reel Big Fish, Dismemberment Plan & More". MTV. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  3. ^ Moss, Corey (2003-11-23). "50 Cent Wins Big — And Shows Up — At Vibe Awards". MTV. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  4. ^ "Freshmen Adjustment, Vol. 2 - Kanye West". AllMusic. Retrieved August 3, 2018.

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