"German Whip" is the debut single by grime artist Meridian Dan, released as the lead single from his forthcoming debut album, I Am London. The song features vocals from rappers Big H and JME, and was produced by The HeavyTrackerz, who have been credited with production for many other chart-successful songs. The song entered the UK Singles Chart on 20 May 2014 at number 13, which remains its highest charting position.
The song is a panegyric on the subject of driving high-quality precision engineered motor cars with blacked out windows whilst leaning back. The phrase "whip" was used after various rappers noticed that the Mercedes-Benz logo resembled a steering wheel, which used to be called a whip.
The song has two music videos. The first was released in 2013, directed by Jay Parpworth and produced by SB.TV, gaining 10.4 million views and was shown nationwide via all major TV channels such as MTV and The Box. The second was released six months later and was produced by Vevo, and features an array of German cars.
Critical reception has been positive to mixed. Swarve Men Magazine called the song "awesomely catchy". Robert Foster of Bankholidaycomes.com said the song was a "little nugget of grime fun". In addition, Stagedoor.fm said that heaven would be "hot weather, coupled with the windows down, plus [the Skepta, Professor Green, Bossman Birdie & Rizzle Kicks] remix". However, Robin Murray of Clashmusic.com commended Meridian Dan's "untamed vocal", but dismissed the beat as "ridiculous".
The song has been credited with steering grime's unexpected comeback. In addition, T-shirt Party created a T-shirt in homage to the song, which contains Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen logos.