In the Ghetto (Busta Rhymes song)

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"In the Ghetto"
Busta rhymes - in the ghetto.jpg
Single by Busta Rhymes featuring Rick James
from the album The Big Bang
Format12" single
Recorded2005 (archives from 2004, 2001)
Songwriter(s)Rick James
Producer(s)DJ Green Lantern; Dr. Dre (additional production)
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"New York Shit"
"In the Ghetto"
"Don't Get Carried Away"
Rick James singles chronology
"You & I"
"In the Ghetto"
""So High" by Ty James feat. Rick James & Bambino"

"In the Ghetto" is the fourth and final single from Busta Rhymes' album The Big Bang, and features R&B singer Rick James.[1] It was produced by DJ Green Lantern and Dr. Dre.

Song information[edit]

Busta Rhymes in the outro.

The song samples James' "Ghetto Life" from his Street Songs album. At the end of the song Green Lantern threw in a sample of Rick James at the 2004 BET Awards in which he exclaims, "Never mind who you thought I was... I'm Rick James. Bitch!"

Music video[edit]

The video for the song was filmed between July 17–19, 2006, in New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles and was directed by Chris Robinson of HSI Productions. Pre-production and casting by Robin Frank Management, Snoop Dogg, MC Eiht, Westurn Union, Daz Dillinger, Warren G, Spliff Star, Rah Digga, DJ Green Lantern, Papoose and Ty James, the daughter of Rick James, made video cameo appearances.


The official remix also features Rick James, Ludacris, and new verses by Busta Rhymes, it was released in Ludacris' mixtape, Pre-Release Therapy.


Chart Position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 50


  1. ^ "in the Ghetto feat. Rick James- Samples,Covers and Remixes". Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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