Girls, Girls, Girls (Jay-Z song)

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"Girls, Girls, Girls"
Single by Jay-Z
from the album The Blueprint
Released October 2, 2001
Format 12-inch single
Recorded July 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:35
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Tom Brock, Shawn Carter, Justin Smith
Producer(s) Just Blaze
Jay-Z singles chronology
"20 Bag Shorty"
(2001)
"Girls, Girls, Girls"
(2001)
"Jigga That Nigga"
(2002)

"Girls, Girls, Girls" is the second single from rapper Jay-Z's album The Blueprint. It is a playful description of the artist's promiscuous lifestyle. The song contains a sample of "There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You" by Tom Brock. The chorus features a lyrical interpolation of "High Power Rap" by Crash Crew. The song has additional vocals sung by Q-Tip, Slick Rick and Biz Markie, but they are not credited as featured guests on the back artwork; they are, however, credited in the album's liner notes.

A remix of the song produced by Kanye West can be found as a hidden track on The Blueprint after the songs "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)" and the other hidden song "Lyrical Exercise". The remix is composed of new verses by Jay-Z, a new instrumental sampling "Trying Girls Out" by The Persuaders and uncredited vocals from Michael Jackson and Chante Moore. Just Blaze originally produced the song for Ghostface Killah.[1]

Music Video[edit]

The video was shot in September 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Jay-Z stated in a 2011 interview that he was in Los Angeles preparing for the shoot when the September 11 terrorist attacks took place:

I flew to L.A. I was shooting a video for a song called 'Girls, Girls, Girls,'" he began. “I’d dropped my album The Blueprint on the same day. And I just remember waking up in LA and thinking everybody was playing, like ‘That can’t be,’ then turning on the TV and it looked like something from one of those apocalyptic movies.

— Jay-Z, in a 2011 interview with Hiphopdx.com[2]

Actresses Carmen Electra, Tamala Jones, and Paula Jai Parker, all make cameo appearances in the song's music video. Damon Dash, Biz Markie, and Kanye West also make brief appearances in the video.

Jay-Z wore the Mitchell & Ness 1947 Washington Redskins jersey of Hall of Fame quarterback Sammy Baugh as well as a 1982 San Diego Padres jersey. This increased demand for the throwback jersey and renewed popular awareness of Baugh.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 17
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 4
U.S. Billboard Rap Singles 9


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ :50
  2. ^ by NadeskaAlexis (2011-09-14). "Jay-Z Shares 9/11 Memories, Dropping "The Blueprint"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  3. ^ Rovell, Darrenn (2003-02-06). "Old-school is new again". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

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