Lookin Boy

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"Lookin' Boy"
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Single by Hotstylz featuring Yung Joc
Released May 13, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, snap, Comedy hip hop
Length 3:27
Label Swagg Team Entertainment, Block Entertainment, Epic Records
Songwriter(s) J. Robinson, G.D. Hodge Jr., D. Johnson, R. Jones
Producer(s) Nitti
Yung Joc singles chronology
"Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"
(2007)
"Lookin' Boy"
(2007)
"So Fly"
(2008)

"Lookin' Boy" (also known as "Lookin' Ass Nigga") is a song by American hip hop group Hotstylz, released on May 13, 2008, as their commercial debut single. The song, which was produced by southern hip hop producer Nitti, features vocals from fellow American rapper Yung Joc.

Background[edit]

The song is a game that derives from The dozens, but instead replaces the classic "Your Mama" opening references, with quips ending with the closing reference "...lookin' boy", or "lookin' ass nigga" in the explicit version. The song was meant to be the lead single for their unreleased debut album.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released in May 2008.[1] American reality television personality Midget Mac, from I Love New York 2 makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Controversy[edit]

In 2013, Detroit-based rapper Eminem, sampled "Lookin' Boy", for his 2013 hit single, "Rap God". The group claims Eminem did not receive permission to use the sample, nor did he credit or compensate them.[2] In November 2013, Hotstylz released a diss track towards Eminem titled "Rap Fraud", where they sample several of his songs and criticize him for not crediting them.[3][4] In January 2015, TMZ reported Hotstylz were suing Eminem and Shady Records, for the amount of $8 million, for using the 25 second sample of "Lookin' Boy" on his song "Rap God", without their permission.[5][6]

Cultural references[edit]

There are numerous references to famous celebrities and popular icons that go in this order:

Remixes[edit]

There are several remixes and alternate versions of "Lookin' Boy" that feature:

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008)[7] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 47
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 9
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 11
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 68

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