G-Slide (Tour Bus)

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"G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
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Single by Lil Mama
from the album VYP: Voice of the Young People and How She Move soundtrack
Released September 25, 2007
Format CD single, Digital download, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, snap
Length 3:31
Label Jive
Writer(s) B. Singleton
D. Howard
L. Gottwald
M. Wilson
N. Kirkland
Producer(s) Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Lil Jon
Lil Mama singles chronology
"Girlfriend (Dr. Luke remix)"
(2007)
"G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
(2007)
"Shawty Get Loose"
(2008)

"G-Slide (Tour Bus)" is the second single from the rap artist Lil Mama's debut album, VYP: Voice of the Young People. The song is co-written and produced by Dr. Luke and features Kadar of Familiar Faces.

The chorus to the song is set to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus", a popular infant's rhyme.

The song's style is similar to rapper Jibbs' "Chain Hang Low" as both choruses sample a nursery rhyme and the verses have a very rap-influenced beat.

The song was featured in the film I'm in Love with a Stripper. The song only received a commercial release in New Zealand, in the U.S. the commercial single was cancelled. However, after the film How She Move was released in movie theaters, the song resurfaced for a short period of time garnering enough airplay to chart it on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.

Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana made an unofficial remix to this song called "Do My Thang". This song is also referenced in the Superspiz song "Make You Dance".

Music video[edit]

The music video was premiered on August 31, 2007 on Yahoo! Music. On MTV, Total Request Live was premiered on September 11, 2007 and debuted at number three on October 1, 2007 and so far been on the countdown four days. Lil Mama made the choreography.

On BET's 106 & Park, was premiered on September 13, 2007.

The video starts with Lil Mama talking to a producer about her single "Lip Gloss" and saying how big "Tour Bus" will be. (Note that when she leaves the building, the maroon awning reads "CHATEAU MAMA" in white letters.) Then, her little sister tells her she doesn't have a tour bus. Using her magic dance moves, she creates one.

The next scene shows kids in a neighborhood dancing, when an ice cream truck with lip gloss inside comes. Lil' Mama and some other girls grab it and start applying.

After this, the screen turns darker and the beat changes considerably; from nursery rhyme to rap. Lil' Mama and some backup dancers are then seen dancing. It then cuts to daytime where the children from the intro are shown singing the chorus of the song, after which the song ends.

How She Move version[edit]

This version is very similar to the original, but it has clips from the movie, and it reads "How She Move" on a building.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" (Radio version)
  2. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" (Instrumental)
  3. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" (Video version)
  4. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" (Acapella)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[1] 8
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 24

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