It Ain't My Fault

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"It Ain't My Fault"
It Ain't My Fault.jpg
Single by Silkk the Shocker featuring Mystikal
from the album Charge It 2 da Game
Released April 28, 1998
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded 1997
Genre Hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 3:19
Label No Limit, Priority
Songwriter(s) Vyshonn Miller, Michael Tyler
Producer(s) Master P (exec.)
Craig B. (exec.)
Silkk the Shocker singles chronology
"Let's Ride"
(1998)
"It Ain't My Fault"
(1998)
"Movin' On"
(1998)
"Let's Ride"
(1998)
"It Ain't My Fault"
(1998)
"Movin' On"
(1998)
Mystikal singles chronology
"Make 'Em Say Uhh!"
(1998)
"It Ain't My Fault"
(1998)
"Woof"
(1998)

"It Ain't My Fault" is the second single released from rapper Silkk the Shocker's second album, Charge It 2 da Game. It was produced by Craig B. and featured a verse and chorus from label-mate, Mystikal. "It Ain't My Fault" was one of Silkk the Shocker's successful singles, making it to 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Remix[edit]

"It Ain't My Fault, Pt. 2," a remixed version of the track with the intonation, "Did I do that?" recalling Steve Urkel's famous catchphrase, later appeared on Silkk's third album, Made Man.

The chorus was re-interpreted in a charity song with the same name[1] by Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty, Tim Robbins, and the Preservation Hall Band to benefit Gulf Aid, a nonprofit created in response to the BP oil spill off the Louisiana Coast.

Mariah Carey recorded a reworked version of the song titled "Did I Do That" for her album Rainbow.

Other versions[edit]

It Ain't My Fault was written by Smokey Johnson and Wardell Quezergue in 1964. Introduced by Harold Dejan's Olympia Brass Band into the contemporary New Orleans brass band repertory, it has become a standard, recorded by the Treme Brass Band, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many others.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, the Preservation Hall Band, Trombone Shorty, and Tim Robbins teamed up recently to record It Ain't My Fault to benefit Gulf Aid, a nonprofit created in response to the oil spill off the Louisiana Coast.YouTube