Hey Ma (Cam'ron song)

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"Hey Ma"
Hey Ma.jpg
Single by Cam'ron featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Toya
from the album Come Home with Me
ReleasedAugust 6, 2002
Recorded2001
GenreHip hop, R&B
Length3:40
LabelRoc-a-Fella / Def Jam / Diplomat
Songwriter(s)Cam'ron Giles, LaRon James, Darryl Pittman, Lionel Richie
Producer(s)DR Period, Mafia Boy
Cam'ron singles chronology
"Oh Boy"
(2002)
"Hey Ma"
(2002)
"Daydreaming"
(2002)
Toya singles chronology
"No Matta What (Party All Night)"
(2002)
"Hey Ma"
(2002)

"Hey Ma" is the second single released from American rapper Cam'ron's third album Come Home with Me. The song featured Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Toya, and was produced by DR Period and Mafia Boy, who used a sample of The Commodores' 1977 hit, "Easy."

Released as the follow-up to Cam'ron's successful single "Oh Boy," "Hey Ma" followed that song's success, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, his highest peak on that chart, while also reaching the top 10 on several other Billboard charts.

The remix also features Juelz Santana and Toya. This remix, produced by DR Period and Mafia Boy, was released on The Diplomats' first album, Diplomatic Immunity.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was featured in the 2012 film End of Watch.[1] The song can also be heard in "Lord of the Bling", an episode of the television series Veronica Mars.[2]

It was on MTV Classic's Total Request Playlist and House of Pop.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was filmed at the Love Nightclub in Washington, D.C. in July 2002, and depicts the members of The Diplomats inside the club except for Juelz Santana, who is refused entry as the bouncer (played by then Love part-owner Taz Wube) thinks he looks too young to drink. Juelz then sets up his own party outside, and the rest of the club joins him. The video features cameo appearances from Jim Jones and Damon Dash, as well as fellow Roc-A-Fella Records artists Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Oschino Vasquez, Young Gunz, and Freeway.[3]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[24] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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