Freek'n You

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"Freek'n You"
Single by Jodeci
from the album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel
Released May 30, 1995
Format 12", CD, Maxi
Recorded 1994, at Dajhelon Studios, Rochester, New York
Genre R&B, Hip hop soul
Length 6:33 (album version)
5:15 (radio version)
Label Uptown/MCA
Writer(s) DeVante Swing
Producer(s) DeVante Swing
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Jodeci singles chronology
"What About Us"
(1994)
"Freek'n You"
(1995)
"Love U 4 Life"
(1995)

"Freek'n You" is a song by American R&B group Jodeci recorded for their third album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995). The song, released as the album's first single, peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995. Listed by Billboard magazine as one of the best selling singles of 1995, it was certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 600,000 units.

The official remix, produced by Mr. Dalvin, features Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. They performed the remix version live with Jodeci (minus DeVante Swing) during the 200th episode of Showtime at the Apollo in February 1996.

Track listings[edit]

CD, Maxi-Single
  1. "Freek'n You" (Part 1) - 5:16
  2. "Freek'n You" (Funky Freeky Mix) - 4:19
  3. "Freek'n You" (Radio Edit) - 4:19
  4. "Freek'n You" (P.J.B. 4 Play) - 1:23
  5. "Freek'n You" (Freekoustical Mix) - 5:17
  6. "Freek'n You" (Freekstrumental Mix) - 4:01
  7. "Freek'n You" (Freek-A-Pella Mix) - 5:09
Vinyl, 12"
  1. "Freek'n You" (Part 1) - 5:16
  2. "Freek'n You" (Funky Freeky Mix) - 4:19
  3. "Freek'n You" (Radio Edit) - 4:19
  4. "Freek'n You" (P.J.B. 4 Play) - 1:23
  5. "Freek'n You" (Freekstrumental Mix) - 4:01
  6. "Freek'n You" (Freek-A-Pella Mix) - 5:09

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Discogs.[1]

  • arranger: DeVante Swing
  • executive producer: Andre Harrell
  • multi-instruments: DeVante Swing, with additional guitar by Darryl Pearson
  • production: DeVante Swing (credited in the album's liner notes as DeVanté 4HISDAMNSELF ENT.)
  • writer: DeVante Swing
  • Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey - Lead and Background vocals
  • Joel "JoJo" Hailey - Lead and Background vocals
  • DeVante Swing - Background vocals
  • Mr. Dalvin - Background vocals

Covers and other media appearances[edit]

"Freek'n You" was sampled in 2015 by British duo Tough Love on their debut single "So Freakin' Tight", as well Future and Mila J's song "FreakNic"

The Notorious B.I.G. can be seen singing the beginning of the first verse in a video clip from 1996. The clip is shown in the beginning of the video for "Nasty Girl", a posthumous single released in 2005 from the album Duets: The Final Chapter.

The song was featured in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, appearing on the R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8.

Covers of the song have been performed live by R&B singers including Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, and Anthony Hamilton.

The song is also featured on the official soundtrack for the 2015 film, Magic Mike XXL.

In a 2015 episode of Black-ish, the song played when Dre's father was trying to seduce his mother again.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jodeci - Freek 'N You (CD, Promo) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jodeci – Freek'n You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jodeci – Freek'n You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  4. ^ a b The Show, The After Party, The Hotel – Jodeci > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "American single certifications – Jodeci – Freek %27n You". Recording Industry Association of America. August 2, 1995. Retrieved September 2, 2011.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1995". Billboard (BPI Communications) 108 (3): 56. January 20, 1996. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

External links[edit]

"Freek'n You" Music video on YouTube