I Miss You (Webbie song)
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|"I Miss You"|
|Single by Webbie featuring LeToya Luckett|
|from the album Savage Life 2|
|Released||March 10, 2008|
|Format||12" promo single, digital download|
|Recorded||Trill Studios, Baton Rouge, LA; 2007|
"I Miss You" is a R&B/hip hop song written by Webbie, Mouse and Mannie Fresh for Webbie's second studio album, Savage Life 2 (2008). The song samples Diana Ross' "Missing You", and features LeToya Luckett. It was originally going to feature singer Kelis, but she was replaced for unknown reasons. While the song is about Webbie being on the road and looking forward to returning home to his woman, it is dedicated to Houston rappers that recently have died, mainly for UGK member Pimp C. The song was leaked to the internet on February 5, 2008 and was officially released (for commercial purposes) on March 10, 2008.
The video was shot in Brooklyn, New York, and was directed by Edwin Decena, who also directed videos for artists such as Plies' "Shawty", Jaheim's "Never", Rich Boy's "Let's Get This Paper" and others. Although Luckett is not physically present in the video (due to her being part of JD Lawernce's play Rumors), cameo appearances are made by Rick Ross and Lil Phat among others.
Copyright controversy stirred around the internet questioning the legitimacy of "I Miss You" due to a similar song already out. The original song is entitled "Since You Been Away Remix" by underground rapper Infamy. Infamy's song was released in 2006, before Webbie's album was released. It was alleged that Lil Wayne, Plies and T-Pain were going to be on the remix, but they never appeared on the song.
- CD single
- "I Miss You (Radio Version)"
- "I Miss You (Remix Version)"
Credits and personnel
- Vocals: LeToya Luckett
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||64|