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|Single by Hotstylz featuring Yung Joc|
|Released||May 13, 2008|
|Genre||Hip hop, snap, Comedy hip hop|
|Label||Swagg Team Entertainment, Block Entertainment, Epic Records|
|Songwriter(s)||J. Robinson, G.D. Hodge Jr., D. Johnson, R. Jones|
|Yung Joc singles chronology|
"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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
There are numerous references to famous celebrities and popular icons that go in this order:
There are several remixes and alternate versions of "Lookin' Boy" that feature:
- Yung Joc and R. Kelly
- Yung Joc and Bow Wow
- Yung Joc and Cassidy
- Yung Joc and Prezidential Candidates
On the R. Kelly remix there are references to:
On The Cassidy freestyle there are references to:
On the Bow Wow Remix there are references to:
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|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|
- Lookin Boy | MTV UK.
- Hotstylz claim Eminem's Rap God uses unauthorised sample | Music | The Guardian
- Hotstylz Releases Eminem Diss Track “Rap Fraud” - XXL
- Hotstylz: Why We Dissed Eminem’s Daughter - Rolling Stone
- Eminem Sued By Chicago Rappers Hot Stylz Over 'Rap God' Lyrics | Billboard
- Chicago Rappers Hotstylz To Sue Eminem For $8 Million Over Sample In ‘Rap God’
- Billboard.com Chart performance for "Lookin Boy"